Amateur, Matthew Fitzpatrick, England, watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Charlie Riedel
October 08, 2015

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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