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Superb Quiros takes Madrid lead

FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD: (GB & Ire unless stated)
-10 S Quiros (Spa) -8 S Garcia (Spa) -7 O Fisher -6 D Willett, D Horsey, R McGowan, A Wall, D Drysdale
Selected others: -3 D Clarke -1 L Donald +3 JM Olazabal (Spa)


Manuel Quiros in action in 2007
Quiros is not a full member of the European Tour

Unheralded Spaniard Manuel Quiros shot a superb round of 62 to take a two-shot lead ahead of Sergio Garcia after the first day of the Madrid Masters.

The 30-year-old, ranked 1076 in the world, carded 10 birdies to overtake compatriot Garcia, playing his first tournament in Europe since July.

World number eight Garcia took an early lead following a fine round of 64, closing out with a 15-foot eagle putt.

Briton Oliver Fisher is in third place after a steady round of 65.

Compatriots Danny Willett, David Horsey, Ross McGowan, Anthony Wall and David Drysdale all share fourth on six under, while world number 27 Luke Donald finished one under on 71.

Wall, who injured his shoulder playing for Britain and Ireland against Continental Europe in the Vivendi Trophy two weeks ago, played through the pain to card his 66.

Quiros is not a full European Tour member having only earned his place at the Centro Nacional de Golf event courtesy of the Spanish Order of Merit.

But despite his lowly ranking, Qurios stormed up the leaderboard and overtook Garcia with six birdies on the back nine.

"I had 12 chances for birdie and I made 10 - unbelievable," said Quiros, who won a Spanish mini-tour last week.

"I think I was very lucky with the putter. The greens were not so good because of all the players walking around."



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