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Day Four: from the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group at Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai

  • Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano wins the 2013 BMW Masters on -11
  • Double bogey at the last sees Spaniard finish one clear of Molinari & Jaidee
  • Moves from 35th to fourth in The Race to Dubai after first event of #FinalSeries
  • Get involved on twitter with #ETLiveBlog

by Will Pearson and Dave Clark

10:41

This may well prove the enduring image from this week’s BMW Masters presented by SRE Group: a worthy winner enjoying victory much like he enjoys life – arms aloft, resplendent. What a first week and what a start for the inaugural ‘Final Series’ at Lake Malaren in Shanghai. We’ll be back for part two – just down the road – first thing next Thursday morning as the world’s best travel the short distance to Sheshan Golf Club and the WGC-HSBC Champions. So, for now, thanks for joining us on the #ETLiveBlog and see you next week. And to Gonzo, finally, muy bueno, amigo, muy bueno…

10:41

Winner's Interview: Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (-11) - BMW Masters

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10:40

Finally, let's hear from our champion and the first winner in the maiden edition of the 'Final Series'. Full interview and action coming up on the full live blog now...

10:32

BMW MASTERS: DAY FOUR IN NUMBERS

11 – Under par winning total from Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

6 – The score he posted on the last hole to win by one shot

851,346 – Euros he banks for his seventh European Tour victory

31 – The number of places he moves up The Race to Dubai – from 35th to fourth

3 – BMW-sponsored events he has now won after the 2006 BMW Asian Open and 2012 BMW Italian Open

0 – The number of hats he remembered to bring to China

10 – Shots higher winning total than in 2012 when Peter Hanson prevailed

12 – The places gained by Francesco Molinari thanks to an eight under par 64

25 – Eagles made over the four rounds at Lake Malaren – two of which came from Martin Kaymer on Sunday

16 – Shots better off Peter Hanson was in his final round than in his first (63 vs 79)

5 – The number of rounds he has played in the last five weeks (one practice and four competition)

45,000 – The attendance at Lake Malaren this week

0.19 – The percentage that figure is of Shanghai’s 24million-strong population*

29 – Miles to the next stop in the 'Final Series' – the Sheshan Golf Club – hosts of next week’s WGC-HSBC Champions

*Figure may be wildly inaccurate

10:31

So, after a brilliant climax, let's take a statistical – and sometimes sideways – look at the key numbers from day four at the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group in Shanghai...

09:57

The Top Four: What they said - BMW Masters Day 4

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09:56

There were some valiant attempts from the chasing pack to give our winner Gonzo a headache, even if they did fall just short. On the full live blog now, watch all of their thoughts in this 'Top Four: What they said' package...

09:53

Fernandez-Castaño takes the spoils in Shanghai

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño produced a stunning final round to win the first Final Series event on The Race to Dubai at the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group.

09:52

Today's wrap coming up on the full live blog now...

09:27

Final Day Highlights - BMW Masters

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09:22

ON THE FULL LIVE BLOG: Now watch a tidy highlights package of Gonzo's great win...

09:00

Shots of the day - Day 4 BMW Masters

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08:59

Wach some of the finest shots of the day on the full live blog now...

08:34

GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTAÑO - WITH THIS WIN

• His seventh European Tour International Schedule victory in his 222nd European Tour event.

• Moves to 1,517,529 points in The Race to Dubai and probably into fourth place from 35th. This would be his highest single-season earnings beating the €1,209,372 he won in 2009.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2012 BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi.

• This victory beats his previous best 2013 European Tour performance of tied eighth in the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• This victory is his sixth top ten finish from his 20 European Tour appearances during 2013.

• This victory means he has won in seven of his nine European Tour seasons. He won every year between 2005-2008 and then again between 2011-2013.

• Three of his seven victories have been in BMW sponsored events. They are: 2006 BMW Asian Open, 2012 BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi and 2013 BMW Masters presented by SRE Group.

• His third BMW sponsored victory sees him move alongside fellow countryman, Miguel Angel Jiménez for the most European Tour wins in BMW sponsored tournaments.

• Victory comes in his second appearance in the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group.

• Victory beats his previous best performance in the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group of tied 46th in 2012.

• The first Spanish victory of the 2013 European Tour season.

• The first Spanish victory on The European Tour since Miguel Angel Jiménez at the 2012 UBS Hong Kong Open.

08:29

Fdez Castano Chip in on the 17th BMW Day 4 Masters

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08:28

Yes indeed, thanks Dave. What a day we have had and despite that nerve-jangling finish, what a good winner. Was this chip-in at 17 - the video of which is coming up on the full live blog now - the key moment?

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FDEZ-CASTAÑO, GonzaloESP18-11
T2MOLINARI, FrancescoITA18-10
T2JAIDEE, ThongchaiTHA18-10
4GUTHRIE, LukeUSA18-9
T5BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-8
T5UIHLEIN, PeterUSA18-8
T5LARRAZÁBAL, PabloESP18-8
T8HANSON, PeterSWE18-7
T8JAMIESON, ScottSCO18-7
T8CASEY, PaulENG18-7

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