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Donald shares lead in Madrid

Donald shares lead in Madrid

Luke Donald, who missed out on the European PGA championship at Wentworth by a shot to fellow Briton Simon Khan at Wentworth last weekend, held a share of the lead after the first round of the Madrid Masters on Thursday.
The U.S.-based Englishman shot a 65 to join Jamie Donaldson and Rhys Davies.
This trio were one shot clear of the Netherland's Maarten Lafeber and Irishman Paul McGinley.
Donald, who needed an eagle at the last after a seven on the penultimate hole to force a play-off at Wentworth, produced two eagles on Thursday.
"I can't remember the last time I had two in a round. I don't think I've had one on the USPGA Tour all year," said Donald after almost holing his 275-yard approach to the 653-yard ninth and then hit another rescue club 253 yards to seven feet on the 16th.
Davies, in his rookie season, is already a winner in Morocco and matched the seven birdies produced by Donaldson who is still looking for his first tour win.