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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano reigns in Shanghai

Despite playing flawless golf for the majority of his final round at the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Sunday, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano's error filled 18th hole almost cost him dearly as he edged a one-shot win over fellow European Francesco Molinari for the seventh win of his career.

With a three shot lead coming into the final hole, the Spaniard hit two bunkers and needed to make a two footer for double bogey to close on 4-under 68.

"On the last I tried to play too conservative and it was a fighting double-bogey that's for sure," explainded Fernandez-Castano.

Molinari by contrast came roaring out of nowhere, playing the final six holes in 6-under, including an eagle on the 13th.

"I thought I was a little too far back, to be honest," said Molinari, who began the day six shots behind. "I can just be happy with my round today. You never know in golf. But Gonzo, he's a tough guy, and he knows how to win."

Despite the Italians fine efforts, Fernandez-Castano's good work in the earlier stages of the Jack Nicklaus designed course was enough to clinch the win.

"The win comes from some good hard work in Valderrama with my coaches last week and it has paid off."

Not only does the win move the two-time Italian Open winner up to fourth place in the race to Dubai standings for next month's World Tour Championship, but he's also up into the top 50 in the world and will aid him in his quest to play a full PGA Tour schedule next season.

It also qualifies him for next week's HSBC Champions in Shanghai, one of the most lucrative tournaments in the game.

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