Castellon: Hometown favorite Sergio Garcia hit an 8-under 63 to take a 2-shot lead at the Castello Masters on Friday on a course where he was club champion when he was only 12.
Garcia eagled the par-5 No. 8 and holed seven other birdies with just one dropped shot to go 12 under for the tournament on 130, ahead of Swede Alexander Noren.
The Spaniard, who hasn't won on the European Tour in almost three years, provided a reminder of his natural ability - and familiarity with the course - with a fine bunker shot on No. 17 to save par.