Michael Hoey falls away in Singapore Open

Michael Hoey
Michael Hoey won the Dunhill Links Championship last month

Michael Hoey dropped out of contention on the last day of the weather-affected Singapore Open as Graeme McDowell finished as top Northern Irishman.

Hoey, six shots behind leader Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano going into the last round, shot a closing three-over 74 which left him eight shots adrift.

McDowell fired a 66 which left him on eight under and sharing 13th place in a group which included Shane Lowry.

Paul Cutler finished at the bottom of the field after a closing 78.

Spaniard Fernandez-Castano led by four shots at the turn but was reeled in by Filipino Juvic Pagunsan, who was seeking his first European Tour win.

Fernandez-Castano needed to hole a 12-foot par putt at the last to squeeze into the play-off after finding water at the last.

The two players started their first play-off hole but quickly had to call a halt before reaching the green.

Hoey looked set to join McDowell and Lowry on eight under but he suffered a double bogey at the par-five 18th.

The Belfast man's round also included two birdies and three bogeys.

McDowell had six birdies and a solitary dropped shot in his 66.

Peter Lawrie finished in a share of 75th place on one over after a 76 in the event which had to be reduced to 54 holes.

American Anthony Kim and last year's Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen shared third place on 13 under.

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