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Fisher takes one-stroke lead in Tshwane Open

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

PRETORIA - English golfer Ross Fisher fired a seven-under-par 65 yesterday to snatch a one-stroke halfway lead in the Tshwane Open near Pretoria.

A round that included five birdies and an eagle, coupled with an opening 66, gave him two-round total of 11 under par 131 in the co-sanctioned European Tour-Sunshine Tour event.

Fisher, whose last of four European circuit victories was the 2010 Irish Open, leads Dane Morten Madsen, another to shoot a 65 at The Els Club Copperleaf.

Englishman Simon Dyson (68), joint first-round leader with South African Trevor Fisher junior, and Spaniard Carlos Del Moral (65) are on 133 and share third place.

After starting the front nine with a birdie, Fisher parred eight consecutive holes over the 7,281-metre course, the longest on the European Tour.

Birdies at 10 and 13 preceded an eagle three at 15, where the London-based golfer curled a 40-foot putt into the hole.

At 578 metres the par five is the second-longest hole on a layout designed by South African quadruple Major winner Ernie Els.

A brace of birdies followed, and a par on 18 gave Fisher the equal lowest round this year in the E1.5 million ($A2.3 million) championship that debuted last season.

"It was pretty special," Fisher told reporters.

"Any time you can shoot a 65 is very pleasing.

"I made a nice birdie at the start of the back nine and then hit a lovely shot into 13 to about a foot and that really got me going.








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