Who's who: Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño

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Who's who: Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño

  • Name:

    Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño
  • Also known as:

    Gonzo
  • Country:

    Spain
  • Born:

    Oct 13, 1980 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2004
  • Website:

    https://www.gonzalofernandezcastano.com

Roll of Honour

Multiple European Tour and Asian Tour wins, including two Italian Open championships and a Dutch Open title.

Did you know?

Fernández-Castaño, or "Gonzo" as he is called on tour, enjoyed a very successful amateur career becoming the highest ranked Spanish amateur golfer, with a handicap of +4. He was a prominent member of the Spanish and European amateur teams for several years before turning pro in 2004.

Top tournaments won by Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño

2013
Asia
277 (-11)
US$1,106,750
BMW

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

US$1,106,750

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group (Oct 24-27; Eurpn Tr/CGA event; first of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) and Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Fernández-Castaño (Esp). [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Garth Mulroy (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Fernández-Castaño (Esp). [Trent Jones Sr course, Royal Park I Roveri, Fiano, nr Torino].

2011
Asia
199 (-14)
US$1,000,000
Barclays

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

US$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Singapore Open (Nov 10-12; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Fernandez-Castano (Esp) beat Juvic Pagunsan (Phi) at the second playoff hole. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore. Early rounds also played on the Tanjong course].

2008
Europe
276 (-12)
€381,612
Quinn Insurance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

€381,612

Title sponsor

Quinn Insurance

Played as the Quinn Insurance British Masters (Sept 25-28). Fernández-Castaño (Esp) beat defending champion Lee Westwood (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].

2007
Europe
200 (-16)
€283,330
Telecom Italia

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

€283,330

Title sponsor

Telecom Italia

Played as the Telecom Italia Open (May 3-6). Fernández-Castaño (Esp) beat Markus Brier (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Castello Tolcinasco GC, Pieve Emanuele, nr Milan].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Asian Open (April 20-23; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Fernández-Castaño (Esp) beat Henrik Stenson (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Tomson GC, Pudong, Shanghai, China].

2005
Europe
269 (-11)
€250,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

KLM

Played as the KLM Open (June 9-12). Second-placed Gary Emerson (Eng) finished 2 shots behind tour rookie and first-time European Tour winner Fernández-Castaño (Esp), playing in his 16th start on the Tour. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].

2005
Awards
€423,945
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Venue

Score

€423,945

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Fernandez-Castano (Esp) won the European Tour 2005 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Fernandez-Castano finished 57th on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €423,945.

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