Campillo setting pace at Irish Open in one-stroke lead



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THOMASTOWN, Ireland — Spanish golfer Jorge Campillo is the pace-setter halfway through the Irish Open while home favorite Shane Lowry staged a grandstand finish to make the cut at Mount Juliet. Campillo added a 4-under 68 to his opening bogey-free 65 for a halfway total of 11 under par. He's one shot ahead of Poland's Adrian Meronk and Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti. Lowry looked set for an early exit until he birdied his last four holes for a second round of 70. The 2019 British Open champion rounded off a brilliant fightback by holing from 20 feet on the 18th to the delight of the large crowds. At 3 under, Lowry is eight shots off the pace as he looks to win the event for a second time. He famously lifted the title as an amateur in 2009.

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