Horizon Irish Open Day two synopsis from Mount Juliet

Horizon Irish Open Day two synopsis from Mount Juliet

DAY TWO OF THE Horizon Irish Open at Mount Juliet ended with Seamus Power's surge and Shane Lowry's sensational fightback 

Spain's Jorge Campillo jumped to the top of the leader board shooting -11, 68 on a wet and windy day in Kilkenny. 

Trailing a shot behind Adrian Meronk recorded a -10, 67, and Adrian Meronk -10, 67, 

Defending champion Lucas Hebert sits on -7-under, 68, four off the lead. 

Seamus Power was the highest placed Irishman on the leader board during the close of play. He hit a bogey on 4, 12, and 16, but recorded 7 birdies on 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, and 18. 

"It was nice to be a part of it and I was delighted I was able to make a putt after him, he told RTE 

US Senior Open winner Padraig Harrington, who finished with a score of -2, 70 on day one hit bogeys on a par-4 4th and par-3, 14th but five birdies on the 8th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 17th made him the highest man on the leader board at 1pm, until Power overtook him. 

The 2009 winner Shane Lowry was on course to miss the cut for the weekend, but pulled out a miraculous recovery with -3, 70 

The Clara man hit four bogeys on 2, 8, 10, 13, but birdied his last four holes to end a sensational day on the back 9 

"It was pretty cool," Lowry said. "To be honest I'd almost half-resigned myself to the fact that I was going home, packing my bags. 

"Don't know if I've ever birdied the last four to make the cut, so that's a first, and I'm just happy to be in the weekend. 

"Everybody knows how much this tournament means to me and how much I want to be here. I know it's sold out at the weekend, and I know there's quite a few people who want to come down and see me play, so it's nice that I'm here now and I'm looking forward to the weekend."