Andalucia Valderrama Masters to finish on Monday after stormy Sunday
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Andalucia Valderrama Masters to finish on Monday after stormy Sunday


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Sergio Garcia will have to wait until Monday morning to see if he can finish off consecutive Andalucia Valderrama Masters titles.

The Spaniard leads by three shots with 11 holes to play after player was suspended on Sunday evening in his home country. Weather has plagued the event through the week, already forcing it to drop from a 72-hole tournament to a 54-hole affair, a decision tournament officials made on Saturday.



Play was halted at 1:49 p.m. local time on Sunday under the threat of lightning. The lightning threat never left the area around Valderrama Golf Club, meaning the players never got back on the course to finish up the round.

The final round of the 2018 Andalucia Valderrama Masters resumes on Monday at 9:10 a.m. local time, or 3:10 a.m. Eastern. Golf Channel will air the final round resumption.

Garcia leads on 10-under total, and Lee Westwood is alone in second at 7-under total. Westwood is looking to pick up the win with his son, Sam, on the bag.

Shane Lowry and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano are tied for third at 6 under.


The European Tour must finish this event, as it's the final event of the year to determine the top 110 players in the Race to Dubai who will keep their full status for next season. There are six associate members of the European Tour already in the top 110, so the top 116 earn full status. The top 60 players in the Race to Dubai then earn a berth into the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in November.

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