Impressive turnaround for Matt Fitzpatrick at BMW International Open

Matt Fitzpatrick produced a superb turnaround on Friday to put himself firmly in contention at the BMW International Open in Munich.

Friday, 21st June 2019, 11:32 am
Updated Friday, 21st June 2019, 9:25 pm
Matt Fitzpatrick

The Sheffield golfer was towards the bottom of the leaderboard when his first round was halted by poor light after a long break in play due to storms on day one.

Though he initially struggled to bring his fortunes back around when completing his first round on Friday morning, a birdie on the last proved a sign of things to come.

And he delivered a stunning second round performance later in the day with seven birdies – five of which came on the front nine – and only one bogey to zoom up into the top 20 on the leaderboard.

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Fitzpatrick finished on six under par for the round, and five under par for the tournament.

It left him in a tie for 14th, six shots behind leader Martin Kaymer, who backed up his opening day 67 with a 66 to storm ahead in his native country.

South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout sits in second on -9.