Fernandez-Castano on course for Singapore triumph

13/11/2011 02:29:37
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano   (Getty Images)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Getty Images)

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano remained on course to win the Barclays Singapore Open with the Spaniard four shots clear midway through the final round at Sentosa Golf Club.

With the tournament reduced to 54 holes due to Saturday's inclement weather, overnight leader Fernandez-Castano entered the final round with a three-stroke advantage over Edoardo Molinari.

And an eagle, a birdie and a bogey over the front nine on the Serapong Course saw him consolidate his lead, reaching 17-under at the turn.

Dutchman Joost Luiten was at the forefront of the chasing pack, carding five birdies over his first nine holes to climb to 13 under par alongside Anders Hansen and James Morrison.

Morrison was one-under for the day while an eagle and two birdies saw Hansen move up the leaderboard.

Juvic Pagunsan was 12-under while Molinari had slipped to 11 under par as a double-bogey seven at the par-five seventh cost the Italian.