Shane Lowry shines in opening round at the RBC Heritage

He shot five-under for his first round

Shane Lowry shines in opening round at the RBC Heritage

Picture by: Matt Slocum/AP/Press Association Images

Ireland's Shane Lowry has bounced back from his Masters disappointment with a five-under par first round at the RBC Heritage.

Lowry started his round well knocking in four birdies in his first seven holes. A bumpy patch saw him drop two shots between the 9th and 14th holes before carding three birdies on his final four holes to finish on 66 for day one.

He is joined on five under by Russell Henley and Danny Lee as all three trail Luke Donald by one shot.

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell carded a one-over 72 after starting his round on the back nine. 

Other notable scores sees Martin Kaymer on three-under, KJ Choi on two-under, Ernie Els on one-under and Danny Willett on even-par.