Garcia on course for big win

Birdies at the fourth and fifth holes kept Sergio Garcia on course for a runaway victory in his home Castello Masters today.

Birdies at the fourth and fifth holes kept Sergio Garcia on course for a runaway victory in his home Castello Masters today.

Seeking his first victory for nearly three years, Garcia was 21 under par, with his nearest challenger, fellow Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 14 under after an eagle and three birdies in the first seven holes.

Scot Richie Ramsay was a stroke further back, but Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee and England’s Ross McGowan – second and third overnight – had slipped back to eighth and 17th respectively.

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