Published: Oct 27, 2011 7:29 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 28, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) - Richie Ramsay shot a 6-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Andalucia Masters.

The 28-year-old Ramsay birdied four of the first 10 holes before an eagle-3 on No. 11. He chipped in for another birdie at the par-3 15th before his only blemish on the Valderrama course, a bogey at the par-5 17th.

Ross Fisher of England was Ramsay's closest challenger with a 67, while Frenchman Gregory Havret and Scotsman Stephen Gallagher both shot 68 to trail by three.

Sergio Garcia, coming off his first victory in three years and hoping to become the first Spanish champion at Valderrama since it started hosting events in 1988, was five shots back in a tie for fifth after an inconsistent round.