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Hoey outlasts Fernandez-Castano

Updated: April 5, 2009, 3:37 PM ET
Associated Press

CASCAIS, Portugal -- Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland earned his first European Tour win by beating Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain on the third playoff hole at the Estoril Open on Sunday.

Both players had finished at 7-under 277 at the Oitavos Dunes course.

Hoey had four birdies in his first 10 holes on his way to a joint-best 5-under 66. Fernandez-Castano had four birdies for a 67.

The players sank tricky par putts to stay even over the first two holes before Fernandez-Castano ...

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