Poor start for Shiv Kapur in Madrid

Updated: 07 October 2011 19:59 IST

Shiv Kapur got off to a poor start with a four-over 76 to be placed tied 114th after the opening round of the Bankia Madrid Masters.

Poor start for Shiv Kapur in Madrid

Madrid:

Shiv Kapur got off to a poor start with a four-over 76 to be placed tied 114th after the opening round of the Bankia Madrid Masters.

The Indian star had two each of birdies, bogeys and double bogeys in his round on the first day. And now he will need a very low score in second round to make the cut.

Meanwhile, Ross McGowan returned to form in sensational style to lead the Madrid Masters after the opening round. He produced his lowest European Tour round for three years with an eight under par 64.

That gave him a one shot lead over Australian Brett Rumford and tournament host Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, who thrilled the home fans until a three-putt bogey at the final hole cost him a share of the overnight lead.

Like McGowan, Rumford and Fernandez-Castano are outside the all-important top 115 on the Race to Dubai, although the Spaniard has missed most of the season with a back problem.

They were both round in 65 to be one ahead of Italy's Edoardo Molinari - the Ryder Cup star performing best of the morning starters in the Spanish capital.

Big-hitting home favourite Alvaro Quiros was amongst those on five under, with world number one and defending champion Luke Donald a shot further back.

Topics : Golf Mark Knowles Rafael Nadal Mahesh Bhupathi Novak Djokovic Samantha Stosur Roger Federer Shiv Kapur
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