Fitzpatrick makes progress in Kazakhstan

Matt Fitzpatrick

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Matt Fitzpatrick moved himself into contention at the Kazakhstan Open with a four under par 68 in the second round.

The Sheffield golfer is at -6 for the tournament, sitting tied for fifth and seven shots off leader Sam Hutsby.

Fitzpatrick carded four birdies on his front nine at the Zailijau Golf Resort in Almaty with a bogey on the fourth the only blot.

He added another two birdies on the back nine, carding another bogey on 15.

Leader Hutsby took command as he equalled the course record with a nine under par 63 to move to -13 for the tournament.

Second placed Oliver Wilson also carded nine under par for the second round.

Hallamshire Golf Club member tees off for the third round at 6.50am on Saturday morning.