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Garcia builds big lead at Spain golf event

Oct. 25, 2008 at 3:23 PM   |   Comments

CASTELLON, Spain, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Spain's Sergio Garcia shot 5-under-par 66 Saturday to build a four-stroke advantage through 54 holes at the European Tour's inaugural Castello Masters.

Garcia, the tournament's host pro at the Costa Azahar golf club in Castellon, Spain, completed the round with a total of 16-under 197, and Sunday bids for his first European tournament win since the 2005 European Masters.

His up-and-down round Saturday included eight birdies and two bogeys.

"I am trying as hard as everybody else is, but fortunately for me I'm doing a little better than everybody else is," Garcia told reporters. "We're here to try to win like everyone else is, and I'm just happy to be in a good position at the moment."

Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen (70), who held a piece of the lead after the first and second rounds, shares second place at 12-under 201 with England's Simon Dyson (68) and David Lynn (68) and Peter Hedblom (68) of Sweden.

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