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Scott Hend

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 8/15/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 181

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Scott Hend hung up a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his final round at the Shenzhen International and leads in the clubhouse.
Posting the lowest 72-hole on Sunday usually means it's trophy time but the constant weather delays in China mean the tournament will have to be concluded on Monday. Hend's target of 13-under 275 looks unlikely to stand up with three players, Lee Slattery, Soomin Lee and Alexander Levy, a shot in front of him with five, five and six holes to finish respectively. Hend picked off birdies today at 5, 6, 7, 11, 14 and 16 but, notably, didn't manage to birdie any of the par 5s. The Aussie smacked his putter in anger after missing a good chance at the 575-yard 17th and his failure to cash in on the long holes looks set to cost him the chance of a second European Tour win in the last four starts. Apr 24 - 6:51 AM

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Scott Hend torched the course early Saturday morning as he completed a superb 7-under-par 33-32=65 in round two of the Shenzhen International.

When the Australian parred his first 5 holes late Friday there was little hint of the drama to follow on resumption. He started with a simple birdie-3 on 6, but then added an eagle-3 on the 536-yard par-five ninth. At the 11th he span his approach back to the cup, less than an inch from dropping, but presenting another birdie and he added one more at No. 13. A bogey followed on 16 but the best was kept for late on when his 3-wood approach to the 575-yard par-five 17th hole landed softly and rolled into the bottom of the cup for an albatross-2. It was a stunning blow that left him on 8-under 136, five back of the lead, heading into the third round.
Apr 23 - 3:19 AM

Scott Hend took a two-shot lead into the final round of the True Thailand Classic and essayed a composed 4-under-par 34-34=68 to convert the win in some style, the second European Tour victory of his career.

His 68 gave him an 18-under total of 270 which was one better than runner-up Piya Swangarunporn who, thanks to a stunning course record 63, emerged as Hend's strongest rival on the final day. The Thai golfer caught Hend on a number of occasions, but every time the Australian immediately had a birdie opportunity to re-establish control and it was to his credit that he did just that. He made early birdies on 2 and 4 but it was on the back nine that it mattered. He birdied 10 having been caught, dropped a shot on 12 but got it back on 14, and then drove the par-four 17th green to give himself a one shot margin down the last. It was enough. "I stayed patient and let the golf course come to me," he said afterwards. "I learned a lot from last year (T3) when I pushed too hard on 17." Last seen shooting 80-79 on the weekend at Doral this was some way to bounce back to form.
Mar 13 - 6:19 AM

In tough scoring conditions at windy Black Mountain, a 2-under-par 36-34=70 was enough for Scott Hend to move into a two-shot lead after three rounds of the True Thailand Classic.

The big-hitting Aussie held the lead with 18 holes to go in this event last year but had to settle for second place behind compatriot Andrew Dodt. He'll look to make amends on Sunday after opening up a gap with a chip-in birdie at 15 and a two-putt birdie at 17 after he'd driven the green. Prior to that the 42-year-old had traded birdies at 2 and 13 with bogeys at 6 and 14. At 14-under 202, he's two in front of American Peter Uihlein and three clear of Thomas Pieters and Pelle Edberg. Hend, who had shared the 36-hole lead with Edberg, hit all 18 greens yesterday but could only manage 12 in the tougher breezes today. He was 4-for-6 in scrambling, failing twice out of sand. "It was a good grind. Out of ten, I felt like two out of ten, felt really tired, no energy," said Hend. "I knew it was going to be a tough day, very windy, so I’m very pleased."
Mar 12 - 5:44 AM

Scott Hend shares the halfway lead at the True Thailand Classic after hitting all 18 greens in regulation in an 8-under-par 32-32=64 in Friday's second round.

Here we go again. Last year the Australian held the lead after 54 holes before faltering on the final day and finishing runner-up. He's in position to make amends and get it done this time after a sparkling lap at Black Mountain which put him tied at the top alongside Pelle Edberg on 12-under 132. Hend burst out of the gate with a birdie-eagle start and made further gains at 6, 12, 13, 17 and 18. Despite splitting just 7 (of 14) fairways, the big-hitting 42-year-old hit every green in regulation. "It's good to get into position once again for the weekend, we'll see happens which is quite nice," said Hend. "I like this course, I like the area, I like coming to Thailand as it's a friendly place. I always have a pretty good time. After a lacklustre effort last week in the WGC in Miami, we'll see what comes now."
Mar 11 - 6:46 AM

Scott Hend has played much of his career on the Asian Tour so should feel at home in this week's Maybank Championship Malaysia, a new addition to the European Tour schedule.

The Aussie hasn't actually contested an event at Royal Selangor GC but knows host city Kuala Lumpur extremely well. Hend is 10-for-11 in Malaysia since 2011 and that includes three top 20s in his last five starts, two of those in the Malaysian Open. What's more, he'll return to the country high on confidence after posting T8 at the Dubai Desert Classic on his last start. He topped the Driving Distance stats at the Emirates and also hit over 80% of greens in regulation.
Feb 16 - 3:59 AM

Scott Hend has a mixed record in his four appearances at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic but will have another crack at Emirates GC this week.

The big-hitting Aussie was a promising T14 on debut in 2008 after opening with a 67 but missed the cut on his return two years later. Hend skipped the next three editions but came back to Dubai in 2014 and posted T29 while he missed the cut last year after a Friday 77. His form at the start of the season looks disappointing with a T54 in Abu Dhabi and a missed cut in Qatar. However, if you like quirks and patterns, he'd posted T54 and MC in his two previous starts when winning the Macua Open on the Asian Tour back in October.
Feb 2 - 5:37 AM

Scott Hend has qualified for the 2016 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The top two on the Order of Merit on the 2015 Asian Tour earned exemptions into the no-cut special at Trump National Doral on March 3-6. Hend finished a distant second to Anirban Lahiri in earnings. Neither played in the season finale in the Philippines this week and Lahiri was already exempt into the WGC-Cadillac, but Hend needed to wait until the dust settled in the 54-hole event at Luisita Golf & Country Club in Tarlac to clinch his tee time. In his only previous appearance in south Florida, the Aussie placed T16 in 2014. It's his best finish in four career starts in WGCs.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:50:00 AM

Scott Hend has made it through to the DP World Tour Championship for the first time and is part of the 60-man field fighting it out for the big bucks in Dubai this week.

The Aussie, who has played most of his career on the Asian Tour, squeezed through in 58th place and is guaranteed to post his best Race to Dubai finish. That was T91 last year when, from just six starts, he won the UBS Hong Kong Open. This season he's played a full schedule in Europe and will be pegging it up for the 29th time. He's recorded three top fives including T2 at the True Thailand Classic back in February. Hend hits it long so could be a good fit for the lengthy Earth course and he'll arrive in Dubai on the back of top 20s in both the WGC-HSBC Champions and BMW Masters.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 03:47:00 AM

Scott Hend carded a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in Saturday's third round at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and remains inside the top 10.

With scoring still low at Sheshan International Golf Club, a 67 was only enough to nudge the Aussie one space up the leaderboard to T8. But, at 12-under 204, he's just four shots off the lead held by Kevin Kisner so remains a challenger despite the big names around him. Hend circled four birdies in his opening eight holes before handing one back at the 9th. He took advantage of the obvious birdie chances at 14 and 16 but had to settle for par at the 538-yard last. With his length, that will feel like a shot dropped. It's his short game that's been responsible for his strong showing so far and 4-for-5 scrambling today took him to 14-for-17 overall in that stat this week.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 05:03:00 AM

Scott Hend reached the midpoint of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in 7-under-par 68-69=137 and sits five strokes in arrears of the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Aussie sandwiched an always regretful bogey-6 at the second hole with four birdies today. He's probably best known as a bomber, and maybe known to long-time golf fans as a former PGA TOUR member, but he's honed his craft abroad, primarily on the Asian Tour where he's collected seven victories. Of late, the 42-year-old tied for 27th at last week's CIMB Classic, but won in Macau just two weeks prior and for the second time in three years no less. Hend is currently 116th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 12:55:00 AM

Scott Hend rung up a 5-under-par 35-32=67 for his opening round of the CIMB Classic.

In the field as one of 10 Asian Tour qualifiers, the former PGA TOUR member (2004 and 2005) didn't disappoint in his return to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (T40, 2013). Hend covered three bogeys with, count 'em, eight birdies, including a walk-off 3 at the ninth hole to settle five strokes off Scott Piercy's overnight pace. The Aussie hit 14 greens and still didn't crack the top 10 in the stat.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 02:34:00 AM

Scott Hend won last year's UBS Hong Kong Open and returns this year on the back of a victory.

That came in last week's Macau Open where he shot 66-68-64-66 to win by three from Anirban Lahiri and Chiragh Kumar. It was his second win in that event so can he repeat the feat in Fanling this week? Gamers are presented with a dilemma. Despite showing he could thrive on the tight, par 70 last year, his previous form at Fanling was extremely poor with nothing better than a T62 in five attempts and just one under-par round in 16 laps. That wasn't a surprise given that he's long and wild off the tee and the course appeared ill-suited to him. But last year he carded four sub-70 rounds so it's hard to fathom if something just clicked or his game was just 'on' that week.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 07:25:00 AM

Scott Hend is 62nd on the Race To Dubai ahead of this week's British Masters in England.

The Aussie has missed five of his last seven cuts but found a spark in the Porsche European Open two weeks ago and closed with a 65 to finish fourth. He couldn't build on that when not making the final round of last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship although he did sign off with a 66 in Scotland. This is only his second European Tour event in England. His first came in the BMW PGA Championship in May but his bid ended early after rounds of 72-79.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 02:47:00 PM

Scott Hend takes on Jeev Milkha Singh in the first round of the 64-man Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play event at Murcar Links Golf Club.

The Aussie will do battle with the Indian in the second match out at 08:10am. Hend has an unfortunate record in Scotland of seven misses cuts in seven starts. He's also failed to cash in his last three events so will hope to have better luck in the matchplay format. Singh, meanwhile, has crashed out at halfway in his last four events so good luck picking the winner of this one.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 04:52:00 PM