Fisher leads at Qatar Masters

Ross McLean
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ENGLAND’S Oliver Fisher heads a swamped leaderboard after posting an opening round seven-under-par 65 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club yesterday.

Fisher’s only European Tour victory came at the 2011 Czech Open but held a one-shot lead overnight from Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

The group on five under par includes two-time champion Paul Lawrie and South African Ernie Els, while defending champion Sergio Garcia carded a round of 69 with world No5 Justin Rose one behind.

Fisher said: “I lost my card a couple of years ago but then played well last season and qualified, so I’m improving and things are definitely moving in the right direction.”