October 8, 2008

Broadhurst, Carlsson, Fraser Tied

Paul Broadhurst, Magnus Carlsson and Marcus Fraser all fired four-under 67s for a share of the first round lead

Broadhurst closed strong with birdies on two of the last three holes.

Broadhurst closed strong with birdies on two of the last three holes.

MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Paul Broadhurst birdied two of his last three holes Thursday for a 4-under 67 that tied him with Magnus Carlsson and Marcus Fraser for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Madrid Masters.

"I just stuck in there really and had to make a couple of miracle shots to keep it ticking over," Broadhurst said.

Spanish Ryder Cup player Miguel Angel Jimenez was part of a large pack two shots back, while former U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina settled for a 71. Jimenez hasn't won in Spain in 10 years.

Jose Maria Olazabal returned from an injury to shoot a 70. The 42-year-old Spaniard, a two-time Masters champion, showed little signs of the back pain and fatigue that had plagued him since his last competitive round in June.

Federico Cabrera looked unlikely to follow his father, Angel Cabrera, into the weekend after shooting an 81 to sit second to last.