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Roberto Castro |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170
College: Georgia Tech

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Roberto Castro crafted a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and leads by two over a trio of players at 7-under 206 with 18 holes to play.
Castro's lap around the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club featured four birdies and just one bogey. The irons were the key to his success, as he landed an impressive 16 GIR. He entered the week ranked 11th on the Tour Finals money list, and is projected to move to second with a victory on Sunday. It's hard to imagine a scenario where he won't lock up his 2015-16 PGA TOUR card in the finale. Sep 26 - 5:48 PM

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Roberto Castro totaled a bogey-free 12 points in today's second round of the Barracuda Championship.

Buried in the conditional status category, this might be Castro's last start before the Tour Finals. Of course a top 10 in Reno would trigger an exemption into the Wyndham Championship in two weeks, but he still has a long way to go to secure that. Still, flawless golf sparks thoughts of achieving the next objective. Castro went 4-for-4 in scrambling at Montrêux Golf and Country Club today and circled six birdies, four of which from at least 10 feet. His longest by far measured 34'3" at the par-4 14th hole. With 20 points at the break, he's only four off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Aug 7 - 4:18 PM

Roberto Castro spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open for a 54-hole tally of 8-under 208.

Castro cracked the field this week via runner-up honors in Monday's open qualifier at nearby Heron Point Golf Links. After opening in 69-72, Castro began the day at 3-under (T56) and 11 shots back. Eight pars on his outward half were interrupted by a lone birdie at the par-5 second (from 16 inches) to turn 1-under. Following the break, the 30-year-old added par breakers at Nos. 11, 13, 16 and 18, including a long of 7'3" at the par-4 11th. Castro birdied all four of the par 5s at Glen Abbey with each conversion coming from four feet or less. Making his 14th start of the season, he entered the week 187th in the FedExCup standings with a season-best T23 at last week's Barbasol Championship. With play still in progress, Castro sits T15 on the live leaderboard, up 41 spots on the day.
Jul 25 - 1:54 PM

With a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-32=65 at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ontario, Canada, in today's open qualifier for the RBC Canadian Open, Roberto Castro shared runner-up honors for a berth into the tournament proper.

Castro buried six birdies to secure his 14th start of the season. He's 187th in the FedExCup standings with only one top 25, but that occurred yesterday at the Barbasol Championship. Former PGA TOUR member David Mathis equaled Castro's aggregate today with a 6-under 32-33=65. Mathis converted an eagle-2 and five birdies to absorb a walk-off bogey at the par-4 18th. He'll be making his first TOUR appearance since the 2013 season after which he lost his card. Justin Shin was the medalist with a 7-under 35-29=64. The native of South Korea plays under the flag of Canada. He's fourth on the Order of Merit on PGA TOUR China. Josh Teater rounded off the four-spotters at Heron Point with a 5-under 31-35=66. He survived a playoff with Eric Hawerchuk (35-31=66). The field at Glen Abbey is now complete at 156.
Jul 20 - 5:30 PM

The third round of the John Deere Classic was suspended at 11:29 a.m. CT due to inclement weather and the players are being brought in. UPDATE: The third round resumed at 1:20 p.m.

For the second time today, inclement weather has forced a suspension of play in Silvis, Illinois. The first stoppage came at 8:54 a.m. due to lightning in the area. After a 57-minute delay, play resumed at 9:51 a.m. None of the 73 players who made the 36-hole cut have completed their third rounds, with 28 yet to begin. Of those that have gotten started, Roberto Castro is making some noise early, opening birdie-eagle-birdie-par, 4-under-par thru four holes and 9-under total, up 35 places on the live leaderboard to T7. When play resumes, the 30-year-old will be hitting his second shot from the fairway on the par-4 fifth. Overnight leader Justin Thomas (12-under) was originally scheduled off with Johnson Wagner at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 11 - 1:15 PM

Roberto Castro has gained entry into this week's Travelers Championship.

Castro was the third alternate when the field was released. He wiggled in following four withdrawals. He's saddled with conditional status. It's limited him to 10 starts in which he's cashed six times, none for a top 25. As a result, Castro is 194th in the FedExCup standings. He's 2-for-2 on the Tour this season but a mere 154th on the money list. At this point, aside from an out-of-nowhere performance, his sights should be set on finishing inside the top 200 in FedExCup points and chase down a card for next season in the Tour Finals. No doubt that this is his primary goal right now.
Jun 22 - 12:47 PM

Robert Castro completed today's 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Georgia, in bogey-free, 12-under-par 64-68=132, good for the third and final berth into next week's major.

Finally, a bit of good news for the struggling 29-year-old. He circled 12 birdies today. He's hoping that the third trip is the charm given he missed the cut in 2012 and 2014. Matt NeSmith cruised to medalist honors at 17-under 63-64=127. He recently won the SEC Championship. Today, the South Carolina Gamecock connected for one eagle and 17 birdies against just two bogeys. Lee McCoy of the University of Georgia and No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking took runner-up honors at bogey-free, 13-under 65-66=131 with 13 birdies. Notables that failed to qualify include: 134--Ryuji Imada ... 140--David Branshaw.
Jun 8 - 7:14 PM

The restart of the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship has been pushed back three hours to 11:00 a.m. CT. UPDATE: Play resumed at 10:58 a.m.

With more rain overnight falling on an already saturated TPC Four Seasons, this delay is necessary. Flooding has been occurring throughout the Dallas Metroplex, so that they were even playing golf at all on Friday is a testament to the grounds crew. When play resumes, Roberto Castro will have one hole to complete. He'll be returning to the par-4 ninth. He's even on his round and 1-under for the tournament. The cut line is likely going to fall at 1-under 138, so he knows exactly what he needs to score. He needs the payday, too. The 29-year-old sits 208th in the FedExCup standings. Castro is one of 33 who were unable to finish the second round due to darkness. The start of play was delayed three hours in the morning.
May 30 - 9:03 AM

Roberto Castro is scheduled to tee it up in this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

He was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he gained entry when Alex Cejka withdrew today. Castro has been unable to grind out success from the conditional status category this season. He's cashed four times in seven starts but none went for a top 25. He's also 2-for-2 on the Tour but sits 136th on its money list. In his only previous appearance at TPC Four Seasons, he placed T29 in 2012.
May 25 - 1:31 PM

Roberto Castro turned in an even-par 36-36=72 at English Turn Golf & Country Club in the open qualifier for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, four strokes too many to join the playoff for a berth into the tournament proper.

Castro traded three birdies with as many bogeys to finish T40. He's cashed in four of seven starts this season on the PGA TOUR, but conditional status can be rough. As a result of failing to snipe a top 25, he's currently 204th in the FedExCup standings and 174th on the Tour where he's 1-for-1 with a T50. Other notables that fell short at the four-spotter include: 70--Vaughn Taylor; Craig Kanada; Bubba Dickerson; Edward Loar ... 71--Glen Day; Esteban Toledo; Brad Adamonis; J.J. Killeen ... 72--John Rollins; Michael Letzig; Kyle Thompson ... 73--David Gossett ... 74--Tim Herron ... 75--Chris Smith ... 77--David Mathis.
Apr 21 - 7:42 PM

Roberto Castro survived a 5-for-2 playoff in the open qualifier for this week's Honda Classic.

Castro turned in a 65 at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, but needed extra holes to secure his berth into the field at PGA National come Thursday. He's 3-for-4 on the PGA TOUR this season, but hasn't finished inside the top 55. Saddled with conditional status, this week's start is a real bonus. Wes Homan also escaped the playoff. The PGA TOUR Canada member tied for 56th in his debut on the PGA TOUR at the Shriners in the fall. Tim Petrovic was the medalist at Mayacoo Lakes with a 63. The 48-year-old has Past Champion status this season. In his only other action in 2014-15, he placed T35 at the Sanderson Farms. With a 64, Jhared Hack took runner-up honors in the four-spotter. The regular on the PGA TOUR-Latinoamérica will be making his PGA TOUR debut this week. The field for The Honda Classic is now complete at 144.
Feb 24 - 11:37 AM

With a 5-under-par 31-36=67 at El Camino Country club in Oceanside, California, in today's open qualifier for the Farmers Insurance Open, Roberto Castro was two strokes too high to force a playoff for a berth into the tournament proper.

He circled seven birdies, but two bogeys got in the way of what would have been a chance at his fourth start on the PGA TOUR this season. Castro, who is saddled with conditional status, is 3-for-3 in 2014-15, but hasn't fared better than a T58 at the Sanderson Farms. At last check, he was seventh alternate for the Farmers. Other notables that failed to qualify include: 66--Andrew Loupe ... 68--Josh Teater ... 69--Michael Letzig; Tom Johnson ... 70--Chris Smith; Stephen Gangluff ... 71--Scott McCarron ... 72--Chris Riley; Alexandre Rocha; Bubba Dickerson ... 73--Billy Mayfair; Kent Jones ... 78--J.J. Killeen.
Feb 2 - 8:44 PM

Roberto Castro has secured paychecks in each of his three starts to begin his 2014-15 PGA TOUR campaign.

Castro possesses only conditional status on the PGA TOUR, but has failed to finish any higher than a T58 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. That leaves him a distant 178th in the FedExCup standings. He needs to convert some of these weekend tee times into high finishes if he is to maintain or improve his status for 2015-16. His only top 10 last year was a T8 at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Roberto Castro has been added to the published field of this week's McGladrey Classic.

Castro was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday. He gained entry when Tom Gillis withdrew today. Castro failed to get the job done in the Tour Finals, so he settled with conditional status on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15. It's quite a demotion after advancing to the TOUR Championship in 2013, so he may be a nice find in deeper full-season formats. In his only previous start at Seaside, he tied for 27th in 2012.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Roberto Castro tied for 18th at the Wyndham Championship at 10-under-par 270 due in part to a final-round 2-under 68.

Castro improved from 144th to 135th in the final FedExCup standings, but misses out on the Playoffs. He made it all the way to East Lake for the TOUR Championship a year ago, so his inability to sniff a tee time at The Barclays is a bit of a surprise. While he has conditional status on the TOUR for 2014-15 (126-150 category), he must successfully navigate the Tour Finals if he is to capture full status.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 06:27:00 PM