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Golf roundup: Matthew Fitzpatrick has one-shot lead at DP World Tour Championship

Golf roundup: Matthew Fitzpatrick has one-shot lead at DP World Tour Championship

Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a second straight five-under-par 67 to secure a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Friday in Dubai.

At 10 under after two rounds on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estate, Fitzpatrick was edging English compatriot Tyrrell Hatton, whom he beat by one shot to win the title last year.

Hatton moved into contention with a brilliant nine-under 63, a round soured only by a closing bogey on the par-five 18th hole.

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