Sergio Garcia leads Andalucia Masters Valderrama into Monday finish

Sergio Garcia leads Andalucia Masters Valderrama into Monday finish

Sergio Garcia leads Andalucia Masters Valderrama into Monday finish

Westwood finished at 7 under, a shot clear of Ireland's Shane Lowry and Spaniard Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño.

Perhaps frustratingly for Norris he bogeyed the final hole at the Real Club at Valderrama after being required with the rest of the field to return to the course on Monday morning to compete the delayed third and final round.

Tournament officials reduced the event to 54 holes on Saturday after bad weather had forced several delays at the tournament hosted by Garcia, who won the event past year and in 2011.

Finn Mikko Korhonen was another stroke back in third, with first-round leader Ashley Chesters alone in fourth on five under. For me to be able to shoot three rounds under par with the positions we played all week, all the rain we had, and all the stop and going means a lot.

Garcia had carded one birdie and a single bogey in his first seven holes to remain at 10 under par before the hooter sounded on Sunday afternoon. On the Back 9, he continued his fine form with further birdies on 10, 11 and 12, before a double-bogey on 15 dented his ambitions to catch Garcia.

"Obviously Shane was playing well, he got close to me, then unfortunately he doubled 15 and that gave me a little bit of an extra gap, with his double and my birdie on 14 opening it to four, and we kept it there until the end so that was nice", Garcia said.

Seven-time European Tour victor Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano secured his playing privileges for 2019 after finishing in a tie for fifth on four under par to move into the top 116 in the Race to Dubai rankings from 125th at the beginning of the event.

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