Golf: Matthew Fitzpatrick six shots off the lead as Horsey breaks course record in Denmark

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Sheffield’s Matt Fitzpatrick registered a two-under-par 69 in the first round of the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso.

The Hallamshire golfer was putting in a solid shift coming into the back nine, having picked up a birdie in the par five fourth and an eagle on the par five sixth.

However, Fitzpatrick suffered a set back on the ninth when he hit a double bogey six.

At the turn, the 20 year-old claimed par on the next four holes before being lifted by another eagle on the 14th.

That good work was undone in the 15th though when Fitzpatrick was derailed by a bogey on the 15th.

Fitzpatrick is six shots off the lead after Cheshire’s David Horsey shot a course record 63 to go top of the leaderboard.

Horsey carded seven birdies and an eagle in his eight-under-par round at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort to lead by one from Welshman Oliver Farr.

Horsey said: “It was a little disappointing not to make a few more (birdies) on the front nine - my back nine - but eight-under 63 is a great score.

“The magic number (59) crept into my head going down the fourth.

“I wouldn’t say it affected me too much but I three-putted, then made a mess of the next hole.”