Luke Donald disappointed with costly finish

Luke Donald plays a shot during the Northern Trust Open on February 14, 2013
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Luke Donald says that it was "a shame" to finish his opening round at the Tampa Bay Championship with three bogeys in four holes.

Luke Donald has said that he is disappointed to have ruined a good start in the Tampa Bay Championship.

The world number three built his opening round to four-under par at the Copperhead Course, but three bogeys on the closing four holes saw him sign for a 70.

The 35-year-old, who is defending champion this week, said that he played "solid" golf for 15 holes, but let himself down on the last four holes.

"At one point I felt I should have been five or six-under," ESPN quotes Donald as saying.

"To walk off with a 70 and play like that is hard to take. It was shame to cough up a couple of shots.

"Fifteen of those holes, I played really solid golf."

Shawn Stefani leads the way in Florida on six-under-par.

Shawn Stefani hits from the rough on the seventh hole during the second round of the Tampa Bay Championship golf tournament on March 15, 2013
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