European Challenge Tour: McLeary is leading Scot

David Law faces a fight to beat the cut after a first-round, three-over-par 75 in the European Challenge Tour event in Madrid.

The Scot with the best chance of qualifying for the final rounds is Peterhead-born Jamie McLeary, who is joint 48th overnight after a four-birdie 71.

Andrew McArthur, Alastair Forsyth and Lloyd Saltman are bracketed in joint 105th place on two-over 74. Callum Macaulay is alongside Law on 75.

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Raymond Russell struggled to a 76 and a share of 134th place, while George Murray had a run of four consecutive bogeys from the 14th for a 77 and joint 147th.

Steven O’Hara, among the last players to finish on a long opening day, carded a 73 to be joint 86th.

Spaniard Francois Calmel leads by three shots after a nine-under-par 63.