Mark Brown is the best of the Kiwi golfers sitting three shots off the pace after the first round of the Australian PGA Tour's Queensland Open in Brisbane.

Brown has carded a two under 68 with fellow Kiwis Gareth Paddison and Nick Gillespie a shot back on one under.

Meanwhile Ryan Fox has opened with a five under 67 to be tied for third, two shots off the lead after the first round of the latest European Challenge Tour event in China.