Dubai Desert Classic: Matthew Fitzpatrick leads by one stroke after first round

Matthew Fitzpatrick made six birdies on the serve 9 at Emirates Golf Club
Dubai Desolate tract Classic, first-spherical leaderboard
-7 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -6 B DeChambeau (US), S Garcia (Spa), Ample Samooja (Fin), T Jaidee (Tha), S Hend (Aus), C Shinkwin (Eng), R Langasque (Fra)
Selected others: -5 L Westwood (Eng), I Poulter (Eng), P Waring (Eng); -4 S Gallacher (Sco), T Fleetwood (Eng), B Dredge (Wal). Leaderboard

England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick leads the Dubai Desolate tract Classic by one stroke after finishing his opening spherical with four successive birdies on Thursday.

American Bryson DeChambeau and 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia are amongst a community of eight players sitting one shot off the lead at six beneath par.

Fitzpatrick carded eight birdies in total to total on 65 for the day.

Fellow Englishman Callum Shinkwin will be factual one stroke serve after an eagle on the par-four 17th.

“I attain love the golf course. It be tricky, you’ve gotten acquired to hit fairways, you’ve gotten acquired to hit greens and I deem it does swimsuit my sport if I’m playing well,” mentioned Fitzpatrick.

“So it’s nice to be in a attach to safe off to an ethical start and three extra rounds love that would be nice.”

Compatriots Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Paul Waring achieved on five beneath par, with Tommy Fleetwood and Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher every other stroke serve.

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