Watch: Shane Lowry holes out for eagle on back-to-back holes — and is officially in the hunt

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Shane Lowry was having a decent week at the 150th Open Championship. He was 4 under through the first two rounds, but with Cameron Smith sitting at 13 under, it was going to take a miracle for the 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year to have a chance in 2022.

Well, that miracle might be happening on Saturday morning.

Lowry was 1 under on the day as he stepped to the ninth tee. On the driveable par 4, Lowry tugged it to the left, but was in a fine spot to get up and down for birdie.

He did one better than that.

Lowry’s chip shot from the fescue landed short of the flag, took one big bounce and checked up nicely as it approached the hole.

Buckets.

That hole out got the Irishman to 3 under on the day and 7 under for the tournament.

On the very next hole, Lowry’s drive finished 50 or so yards from the flag and he played an eerily similar shot to the one at the ninth. And, again, buckets.

When he walked off the 10th green, Lowy was 9 under for the tournament and just four back. Officially in the mix.