Mixed round for Fitzpatrick

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Matt Fitzpatrick had mixed fortunes during his first competitive round of 2015.

The Sheffield golfer finished the first round of the South African Open with a one over par round of 73, leaving him seven shots off the overnight leader.

Fitzpatrick – starting his round on the tenth hole – carded two bogeys in his first three holes before moving back to level par with a pair of birdies.

But a double bogey five on 17 left him with plenty to do on his back nine.

A bogey got things off to a bad start but he steadied the ship with six pars and two birdies in a strong final eight holes.

The 20-year-old tees off for his second round at 10.20am this morning.