Matthew Fitzpatrick leads by 1 shot at the British Masters

WOBURN, England (AP) England's Matthew Fitzpatrick birdied his final two holes to card a seven-under par round of 64 and lead by one stroke on the first day of the British Masters at Woburn on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Fitzpatrick made six birdies and an eagle in his opening round to edge ahead of Marc Warren, Lee Slattery, Soren Kjeldsen and Robert Karlsson, who all shot a 65.

Bridgestone Invitational winner Shane Lowry is two shots behind following a five-under 66, alongside Irish compatriot Padraig Harrington.

Ian Poulter, who is hosting the tournament at his home course, opened with a three-under 68.

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