2009 did not consist of any victories for Gonzalo but he finished runner up numerous times including the Estoril Open de Portugal after losing in a playoff to Michael Hoey. He also finished runner-up the next week to Scott Strange at the Volvo China Open. At the Ballantine's Championship he finished runner up for a third week in a row after, where he lost to Thongchai Jaidee in a 3-way playoff. He ended the season ranked 17th on the Race to Dubai.
Most recently in November 2011, Fernandez-Casta駉 found victory again when he won at the Barclays Singapore Open in a playoff.
Since 2005 Gonzalo hasn抰 failed to finish inside the Top 60 of the Race to Dubai and his BMW Italian Open win in September 2012 ensured his latest season on the European tour is unlikely to buck this trend.