Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano – 10 under par 61 took him to the top after 2nd round at Singapore Open
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano confirmed his spot at the first position after delayed 2nd round finish in the Singapore Open.
Fernandez-Castano was among the 69 players who went off the ground on Friday after a long delay in the 2nd round due to heavy rain. He finished 10 under par 61 to take the 3 strokes lead over Italy's Edoardo Molinari and Briton James Morrison.
"I am thrilled, you don't shoot 10-under very often," Fernandez-Castano said. "You don't really know how the suspensions are going to affect you but I was lucky because yesterday I hadn't teed off before the thunderstorm.”
He further told that he took his time and started well with the 3 birdies that was great and was a great start for him in the morning. He was happy that he needed to hole putts and he did it what is actually required to play well.
After he came to the course Saturday morning to finish the delayed 2nd round, he birdied the 10th hole and then kept on his form and succeeded to play 5 under par in the last 9 holes. His final aggregate score for 2 rounds is now 15
under par on 36 holes.
Molinari who was joint overnight leader from the 1st round finished 3 under 68 to tie for 2nd position with Morrison with 12 under par tournament score each.
Molinari was playing at the Serapong Course which was considerably difficult course as compared to the Tanjong Course that Fernandez-Castano finished on. After Molinari entered the course, he started with a birdie at his 12th hole and hit pars
on the rest of his 6 holes.
Phil Mickelson has a great morning at the start and finished with an awful stroke. He managed 4 birdies in 5 holes and when reached his 18th hole, he double-bogeyed it and went from 6 under to 4 under and a stroke above cut line.
"I did not have a bogey all day and tired to get aggressive on 18 and took a risk but hit a driver into the water," Mickelson said."But what upset me more was that I took a wedge after I took a drop and it spun back 90 feet into the water ... I do not understand
that. That was frustrating."
Filipino Juvic Pagunsan finished with 10 under tournament score to take the 4th position after 2nd round. Briton Michael Hoey, New Zealander Danny Lee and Dane Anders Hansen are tied for 5th with 9 under par tournament score.
5 players including South Korea's Y.E. Yang and Briton Justin Rose are tied for the 8th place after 2nd round finished.
Briton Justin Rose and South Korea's Y.E. Yang are among a group of five players sharing a tie for eighth place on eight-under par.