Lowry holds on to claim Abu Dhabi title

(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Shane Lowry made birdie on the last hole to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Abu Dhabi Championship.

If only it were that simple.

His three-shot lead to start the final round Saturday was gone in three holes. When he walked off the 11th green with his fourth bogey of the round, Lowry found himself trailing Richard Sterne by four shots with seven holes to play.


Money Leaders: European
Rank Player Earnings
1 Shane Lowry €1,024,195
2 Richard Sterne €693,593
3 Louis Oosthuizen €522,252
4 Joost Luiten €384,690
5 David Lipsky €323,819
6 Aaron Rai €311,188
7 Soren Kjeldsen €260,557
8 David Drysdale €241,873
9 Pablo Larrazabal €213,806
10 Jason Scrivener €206,026
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