Amateur Lowry claims Irish Open

GOLF: Irishman Shane Lowry became only the third amateur in history to win a European Tour event after clinching the Irish Open.<br /><br />The 22-year-old home favourite shot a final round 71 to finish on 17-under-par &ndash; level with England&rsquo;s Robert Rock.<br /><br />Lowry shook off some nerves to win at the fourth extra hole with a 20-foot birdie putt.<br /><br />The +5 handicapper joins Pablo Martin and Danny Lee as victorious amateurs in the Tour history books.