Gareth Maybin happy with Turin opener as he fires 67

Gareth Maybin says he is optimistic about his prospects at the Italian Open after firing an opening 67 in Turin.

"It was good. I kept it in play off the tee which is the secret around here," said Maybin after his round gave him an early share of the clubhouse lead.

"If I can continue to do that, there is no reason why I can't continue to keep climbing the leaderboard."