Matthew Southgate holds early lead at Irish Open

Matthew Southgate holds a one-shot lead of five under after 12 at the Dubai Duty free Irish Open in Portstewart.

England's Anthony Wall is second on four under after 11 holes.

Padraig Harrington is two under after eight while Graeme McDowell is one under after nine holes.

Shane Lowry is one under after 10.

Tournament host Rory McIlroy does not start his opening round until 1.20pm.

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