Paul Lawrie Match Play :: Draw in full

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• First round draw for the Paul Lawrie Match Play complete
• Matt Fitzpatrick will take on Thomas Bjorn in tie of the round
• Richie Ramsay to play two-time Ryder Cup player David Howell


Ryder Cup hopeful Matt Fitzpatrick will take on vice-captain for Hazeltine Thomas Bjorn in the glamour tie of round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play.

The young Englishman, who has suffered a drop in form in recent weeks at this crucial stage of the year, will have the perfect chance to show Bjorn what he's made of as the pair do battle over the Fidra Course at Archerfield Links at 2.15pm tomorrow.
"So Darren I'm sure will be loving that draw!" - Paul Lawrie

And tournament host Lawrie, a fellow Ryder Cup vice-captain alongside Bjorn, is relishing the prospect of seeing Fitzpatrick in action against the Dane.

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"It's amazing how the draw has come out with young Matt up against Thomas," Paul Lawrie told "So he's going to see Matt up close, in matchplay competition and situation. So Darren I'm sure will be loving that draw!

"There are three boys here with a chance of playing the Ryder Cup who are in the field so it's a great experience for them playing competitive golf in a matchplay environment is all good."

The tie of the morning round is undoubtedly Scot Richie Ramsay up against two-time Ryder Cup player David Howell - who finished third at Murcar Links last year.
"I'm not 100% fit" - Paul Lawrie

Lawrie, meanwhile, is up against Danish starlet Lucas Bjerregaard and admits he's struggling with an injury heading into the week.

"I'm not 100% fit," he added. "My neck is not very good. I played nine holes this morning but I'll see how I am. I'm not far away to be fair but my results have been very poor. I'll need to play well on Thursday because Lucas is one of our up and coming players so it'll be tough but I'm looking forward to it."

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Paul Lawrie Match Play :: Full draw

8am: Haydn Porteous v John Parry
8.10am: Sebastien Gros v David Horsey
8.20am: James Morrison v Alvaro Quiros
8.30am: Tommy Fleetwood v Graeme Storm
8.40am: Pablo Larrazabal v Simon Khan
8.50am: Peter Uihlein v Oliver Fisher
9am: Johan Carlsson v Morten Orum Madsen
9.10am: Robert Rock v Gary Stal
9.25am: Jorge Campillo v Marc Warren
9.35am: Magnus A Carlsson v Chase Koepka
9.45am: Matthew Southgate v Kristoffer Broberg
9.55am: David Drysdale v Michael Hoey
10.05am: Richie Ramsay v David Howell
10.15am: Gregory Havret v Roope Kakko
10.25am: Benjamin Hebert v Chris Paisley
12.30pm: Lee Slattery v Richard Green
12.40pm: Lucas Bjerregaard v Paul Lawrie
12.50pm: Callum Shinkwin v Eduardo de la Riva
1pm: Alejando Canizares v Mike Lorenzo-Vera
1.10pm: Mikko Ilonen v Jin Jeong
1.20pm: Maximilian Kieffer v Edoardo Molinari
1.30pm: Nacho Elvira v Oliver Wilson
1.40pm: Raphael Jacquelin v Craig Lee
1.55pm: Richard Bland v Joakim Lagergren
2.05pm: Robert Dinwiddie v Anthony Wall
2.15pm: Matt Fitzpatrick v Thomas Bjorn
2.25pm: Pelle Edberg v Matt Ford
2.35pm: Chris Wood v Brett Rumford
2.45pm: Daniel Brooks v Gareth Wright
2.55pm: Alex Noren v Scott Jamieson
3.05pm: Renato Paratore v Stephen Gallacher

Paul Lawrie Match Play :: Get your tickets!

Loving some of the first round match-ups? You can purchase tickets for the Paul Lawrie Match Play for as little as £15 for an adult day ticket or £35 for an adult season ticket. Buy them at

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