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Shane Lowry leads British Open by four shots after shooting 63

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Under slate-gray skies, with a passionate crowd cheering his every swing, Irishman Shane Lowry found something Saturday that no one else could:

Daylight. Glorious daylight.

Lowry distanced himself from the field by shooting a 63 in the third round of the British Open. He masterfully worked his way around Royal Portrush with eight birdies and no bogeys.

With the giddy home crowd serenading him by belting out the soccer anthem "Ole, Ole Ole," Lowry nearly drained his shamrock-stamped ball on 18 for

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