Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Shane Lowry Wins 2012 Portugal Masters

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Cleveland Golf/Srixon staffer Shane Lowry won the European Tour’s 2012 Portugal Masters by one stroke Sunday.

Lowry, a 25-year-old Irishman, started the final round four shots off the lead at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, Portugal. Lowry’s solid play, which included a holed approach for eagle on the par-4 11th hole, helped him close with a 5-under-par 66 and a 14-under total of 270. The victory was Lowry’s second on the European Tour, his first coming as an amateur at the 2009 Irish Open.

The win, worth €375,000, gives Lowry €727,943 for the season and vaults him into 29th place in the Race to Dubai. The top 60 players in the Race to Dubai qualify for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Lowry played a  Cleveland Launcher Ultralite FL fairway wood (13°- Miyazaki Kusala Black 83X), a Srixon Z-UTI driving iron, Srixon Z-TX irons (3-PW),  Cleveland 588 Forged wedges (48°/52°/58°) and a new Srixon Z-STAR XV prototype ball, while wearing a Srixon glove and carrying a Cleveland Golf bag.

For more information on Cleveland Golf/Srixon, Never Compromise and Cleveland Classics apparel or their staff players, please visit www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, www.nevercompromise.com and www.clevelandclassicsapparel.com.

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