Garcia breezes in record Euro Tour win

Oct. 23, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia's 8-under 63 Sunday in the final round of the Castello Masters gave him a resounding win with the lowest 72-hole score in European Tour history.

Garcia finished at 27-under 257, breaking the previous record of 258 set by David Llewellyn at the 1988 ARF Biarritz Open and equaled in 1990 by Ian Woosnam at the Torras Monte Carlo Open.

The Spaniard's performance -- his first victory in nearly three years -- also tied the mark for the second-lowest score to par in tour history.

He finished 11 shots ahead of Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, who had flirted with a 59 but ended up settling for a 7-under 64.

Knotted for third place were Alexander Noren (64) and Richie Ramsay (65) at 15-under 269, while Thomas Aiken (63) was fifth at 14-under 270.

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