Germany's Martin Kaymer and Alex Cejka have combined to shoot a 10-under-par, 62, and take the lead after the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Shenzhen, China.
Kaymer, the 2007 European Tour rookie of the year, led the Germans in the first round of four ball competition, making six birdies and an eagle. Cejka admitted he was not playing at full strength after undergoing surgery to repair a pinched nerve he suffered at the British Open.
The German pair leads Australia's team of Brendan Jones and Richard Green by one stroke. The U.S. team of 2003 British Open winner Ben Curtis and Brandt Snedeker is tied with Canada and Spain, two strokes off the lead at 8-under-par, 64.
The defending champion, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and Alastair Forsyth, is tied for 16th at 4-under-par. Friday's play is a round of foursomes. Saturday features another round of four ball play, followed by a round of foursomes on Sunday.
Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.