Fernandez-Castano wins Singapore playoff


SINGAPORE – Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won the rain-delayed Singapore Open on Monday, beating Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

After both finished at 14-under 199 Sunday after the third and final round, Pagunsan and Fernandez-Castano teed off on the playoff hole before play was suspended for 90 minutes because of rain and the threat of lighting. The storm let up briefly, allowing players to hit one more shot before more rain stopped play again and forced the playoff into Monday.

Fernandez-Castano had started Sunday with a three-shot lead but faltered with three bogies on the back nine, allowing Pagunsan into contention.

Fernandez-Castano earned $990,520 for his fifth victory on the European Tour. The $6 million event also was sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

Anthony Kim (64) and Louis Oosthuizen (65) tied for third, a stroke back.

Edoardo Molinari, Danny Lee and Joost Luiten tied for fifth at 12 under. Graeme McDowell finished 8 under, Ernie Els was 6 under and Phil Mickelson shot a 70 on Sunday to tie for 33rd at 5 under.

Long rain delays on Friday and Saturday forced organizers to shorten the tournament from four rounds to three.