Tuesday 23 May 2017

Padraig Harrington shoots sizzling 63 to leave himself in serious contention in Portugal

Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A stunning 63 from three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has catapulted him into contention at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.

The Dubliner began the day on -5 but shot nine birdies and a solitary birdie in his second round to lie just one shot behind Scotland's Marc Warren and defending champion Andy Sullivan on 14 under.

Harrington is aiming to win on the European Tour for the first time since 2008 - the year he claimed two of his three majors.

Sullivan shot an amazing 61 today.

The news was not as good for Greystones' Paul Dunne who missed the cut despite shooting a 67 and he faces an anxious wait to see if he will retain his European Tour card for 2017 beyond this weekend's cut-off point, while Michael Hoey also failed to make the weekend.

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