Chorley golfer Nick Dougherty made a storming start in the US Masters ... but saw his challenge fall away with a series of bogeys.

Dougherty led the field in Augusta after two birdies in his first three holes but he went on to register five bogeys to drop round down the field.

He finished the day with a two-over par 74, but still in touch going into day two.

England's Justin Rose and South African Trevor Immelman share a one-shot lead at four under after the first round after shooting rounds of 68 to hold off Brian Bateman, Brandt Snedeker and England's Lee Westwood, who finished late on in the day after morning fog.

Ian Poulter fired a hole-in-one at the par-three 16th in a round of 70.

Tiger Woods, chasing a fifth Masters title, carded a level-par 72.