28 Nov 2008

NZ make promising start at Missions Hills

5:56 am on 28 November 2008

New Zealand's World Cup golf team is tied for 6th after the opening day of the 28-nation tournament in southern China.

Mark Brown and David Smail shot a 65 on the opening day of foursomes at Mission Hills, and they're three strokes behind Germany who lead Australia by one stroke.

The favourites Sweden are one of three other teams alongside New Zealand in 6th place.