• Singapore Open, Round Two

Singapore Open reduced to 54 holes

ESPN staff
November 12, 2011
It was more Singa-pour on Saturday © Getty Images


The Singapore Open has been reduced to a 54-hole event after heavy rain disrupted day three at the Sentosa course.

Friday was also affected by rain, meaning many players had to complete their second round on Saturday.

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano leads the way on 15 under par after recording a second round of 61, which included nine birdies and an eagle. He is three shots ahead of closest challengers Edoardo Molinari and 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. I was lucky because yesterday I didn't tee off before the thunderstorm. I took my time. I took it easy and started well with three birdies. It was great and then I had a good start again this morning. I played well of course. To play well you need to hole putts and that is what I did.

"I found something with my swing. I have been injured for six months at the beginning of the year and it took me a while to find my swing and what I want to do with the ball. I finally did and of course the big thing was the putting. I changed my putting method at the Czech Open in mid August. Since then my putting has improved a lot. It's the claw grip. I am just imitating Sergio Garcia to see if I can win as many tournaments as he does."

England's Justin Rose is at eight-under, five shots ahead of Graeme McDowell. America's Phil Mickelson, the highest-ranked player at the event, is at four-under with 16 holes left of his tournament.

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