Shane Lowry in good spirits after BMW PGA Championship start

"I like it around here"

Shane Lowry is four shots off the lead after his opening round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Lowry carded a 3-under par 69 today, which leaves him well placed behind Australian Scott Hend and Y.E Yang of Korea, who share the lead on 7-under par.

Lowry says he was pleased with the start to his challenge for the week.

"It's always nice to shoot a good score in the first round here and get yourself into the tournament. I like it around here and I played lovely for the first 12 holes and had a slip up on 13 and 14 but I bounced back really nicely with a birdie on 15 and 18 which was nice. That putt on the last was very big for me. It was nice to shoot in the 60s round here again.