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Ireland's Shane Lowry on Sunday took home his maiden Open Championship title.

Lowry wrapped up the four-day tournament held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in the seaside town of the same name scoring 15 under par, six strokes ahead of second-placed Tommy Fleetwood of the United Kingdom.

The strong performance Lowry put on during the third day gave him a comfortable enough lead to win the the Open Championship, despite ending the fourth round one just stroke over par.

The 33rd-ranked Irishman suffered a slow start to the final round, hitting a bogey on the first hole.

He seemed to be on the right path, however, posting three birdies on the fourth, fifth and seventh holes.

However, he hit two consecutive bogeys on the following holes and a fourth bogey on the 11th hole.

And again on the 14th hole, Lowry was less than great, hitting another bogey (which, nevertheless, he directly followed with another a birdie).

Though it was not a good round, Lowry still managed to coast to victory, earning Ireland its third Open Championship victory and following in the footsteps of Padraig Harrington, who won the title in 2007 and 2008.

Fleetwood came in second, six strokes off the pace, at nine strokes under par.

Tony Finau of the United States was third, eight strokes behind Lowry on the leadboard at seven under par.

Defending champion Francesco Molinari of Italy was tied in the 11th spot with Alex Noren of Sweden, Justin Thomas of the United States, Tom Lewis of the United Kingdom and Jon Rahm of Spain all at 3 under par.