Atlanta resident Roberto Castro spun a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's final round of the BMW Championship to conclude his second appearance on 17-under 271, up one spot to solo third, six shy of overnight leader and champion Dustin Johnson.
Entering the week 53rd in the FedExCup standings, the 31-year-old catapults 32 places to 21st, securing a second trip to his adopted hometown's TOUR Championship, first since finishing T9 in 2013. He began the final frame on 12-under in solo fourth, six adrift of Johnson. Following opening laps of 65-65, he led outright after 18 holes and co-led thru 36 holes, before a third-round 74 derailed his chances for a first TOUR title in his 126th career start. Castro drops to 0-for-4 when the 36-hole leader/co-leader but it's of little matter, as he records his fourth top 10 of the season (26 events), first since P2 at the Wells Fargo, and ninth overall top 25. For the week, the Georgia Tech alum overshadowed four bogeys with 19 birdies, culminating with a hole-out eagle-2 at the seventh from 160 yards away in the finale.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 07:42:00 PM