10 Oct 2009

Brown makes the Madrid Masters cut

12:32 pm on 10 October 2009

New Zealand golfer Mark Brown has just made the cut at the European PGA's Madrid Masters tournament.

A second round 72 gave him a combined 140 for the first two rounds, 9 shots behind Spain's Sergio Garcia and Britain's David Drysdale.

The joint leaders finished day two 13 under par - Garcia with a 67, three strokes more than his opening round, while Scot Drysdale carded a 65.

The overnight leader Manuel Quiros was unable to pull off a repeat of his first round heroics, when he took a two-shot lead over Garcia by hitting 10 birdies in a round of 62.

The 30-year-old slipped to nine under after shooting 73.