Fernandez-Castano lead at Dunlop Phoenix

Friday, November 18, 2011

MIYAZAKI, Japan — Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano made four straight birdies on the back nine in a 5-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead Friday in the Dunlop Phoenix.

Fernandez-Castano won the rain-delayed Singapore Open on Monday in a playoff.

Fernandez-Castano, who started play on the 10th hole, made his fourth consecutive birdie on the par-4 eighth and finished the second round at 8-under 134.

Japan's Hideto Tanihara was second after a 69.

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