Fernandez-Castano leads Singapore Open

Nov. 12, 2011 at 7:50 AM   |   Comments

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano had a second-round 10-under-par 61 and bolted into the lead of the European Tour's Barclays Singapore Open.

Rain caused a nearly three-hour delay Friday and bad weather hit again Saturday with a five-hour suspension. Only a handful of players began third-round play before the round was stopped. That led organizers to cut the event to 54 holes with the final round to be completed Sunday.

Fernandez-Castano is at 15-under 127 after 36 holes and is three strokes ahead of first-round co-leaders Edoardo Molinari and James Morrison, who each had 68s in the second round.

Juvic Pagunsan, who had a second-round 66, is alone in fourth at 10-under.

Fernandez-Castano was on the course when rains hit Friday and had nine holes to complete in his second round Saturday. But by the time he was finished he owned the record at the Tanjong course at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

He'd opened the round with three straight birdies and added an eagle at No. 6 before another birdie at 7. He had a bogey at the eighth hole and was 5-under 31 at the turn.

In his second nine, he started with a birdie at 10, added another at 12 before back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14 and 15. He capped the round with an 18th-hole birdie.

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