In challenging conditions, Kevin Stadler shot a 1-over 72 and still managed to extend his lead to four strokes over Victor Riu and Thongchai Jaidee after the third round of the French Open on Saturday.
Asia staged an improbable Ryder Cup-like comeback on the final day of the EurAsia Cup on Saturday, picking up seven of 10 points available in singles to level the score at 10-all and share the trophy with Europe.
Asia had two wins and two halves in the five foursomes matches at the EurAsia Cup on Friday, with Europe needing a late rally in the other match to hold a 7-3 lead after two days at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club.
Miguel Angel Jimenez and fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal beat Asia captain Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2 and 1 Thursday to set Europe on course for a commanding 5-0 lead on the opening day of the first EurAsia Cup.
For those players among the top 50 in the Official World Ranking who had not otherwise earned an invitation to the Masters, Sunday's final standings for 2013 marked a significant point on the calendar.