PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Ireland’s Shane Lowry on Friday proved master of the Dunluce links for the second successive day to move into a share of the lead with American J.B. Holmes halfway through the British Open.

J.B. Holmes grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of the British Open on Thursday while local favorite Rory McIlroy struggled at Royal Portrush Golf Club in the tournament’s return to Northern Ireland after a 68-year wait.

BROOKLINE resident Colin McCaigue learned something during this year’s New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. He learned that among golfers in the field 19 and younger, he posted the lowest score during the tournament’s two rounds of stroke play.

GREENLAND — The top two seeds advanced as expected in Wednesday’s first round of match play at the 116th New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. But top-seeded Ryan Brown and second-seeded Brandon Gillis didn’t take the same path to keeping their title hopes alive at Portsmouth Country Club.

DETROIT — Nate Lashley, in just his 33rd career start on the PGA Tour, capped a wire-to-wire performance on Sunday with a 2-under 70 to finish at 25-under 263 and win the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club, his first Tour victory.

MANCHESTER — This year’s New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Junior Championship winner and runner-up reside on the same street. On her dad’s birthday, 12-year-old Carys Fennessy bested her neighbor and last year’s junior champion, Shivani Vora, to win her first NHWGA Junior title Thursda…