9 Oct 2009

Mark Brown returns to form in Madrid

11:12 am on 9 October 2009

The New Zealand golfer Mark Brown has returned to form with a four under par opening round of 68 at the Madrid Masters.

It's Brown's first visit to the Spanish capital and although he's in a tie for 16th he's happier than he's been for months.

Brown says he started to play a little bit better over the last few weeks, although his putting still let him down, but before that he was really battling,.

Spain's Manuel Quiros leadsa fter an exceptional round of 62.

He's two ahead of the world number eight Sergio Garcia.