Topsy-turvy round ends on a promising high for Shane Lowry

He shares the lead early on at Honda Classic

Shane Lowry, golf

Shane Lowry, of Ireland, lines up a putt on the 8th green during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Shane Lowry's up-and-down opening round at the Honda Classic has finished on a high in Florida.

An eagle on the 18th has given Lowry a share of the early lead at Palm Beach after carding a 3-under par 67.

He is tied in clubhouse with George McNeil while Swdeden's David Lingmerth is still out on the course on 3-under.

Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy are among the late starters today - all three have just teed-off within the last few minutes.