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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 endured a rollercoaster ride in round three, but ended the day with an imperious eagle on the last which left him alone at the top of the leaderboard after a 1-over-par 36-37=73, good enough for a 54-hole total of 9-under 207.
The two-time European Tour winner experienced frustration, tree difficulties and a confrontation with the gallery (on 14) before the final hole drama allowed him to recover some poise. And yet after 11 holes it had all seemed so serene thanks to 9 pars, one bogey on 7 and a birdie on 11. It gave him a 2-shot lead and he duly smashed his drive on the par-5 12th 331-yards down the fairway. However he failed to make birdie, found his drive at the next stuck close to a tree and barely moved it with his second. It led to bogey, the first of three on the bounce, and he approached the last hole one behind the lead. But for the second day running he notched eagle, this time sending a majestic 160-yard 8-iron approach to 3 feet and dropping the putt with minimum fuss. He heads into the final round one ahead of Tyrell Hatton and two clear of Lee Westwood and YE Yang. "Obviously it's a big one," he said after the round, "but right now it's just another tournament. What will be will May 28 - 12:49 PM

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Scott Hend closed his second round with a superb eagle-3 to complete a 3-under-par 34-35=69 and tie the 36-hole lead at the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water.

The in-form Australian has admitted that some tee shots on the West Course at Wentworth don't fit his eye, but he is overlooking such problems thus far, as he racks up the birdies in his bid to land the biggest title of his career. Having poured in 8 par breakers Thursday he opened his Friday account with red numbers on 2 and 4, just as in round one. He made bogey on 9 to take a step backwards, but was soon repairing the damage with more red at 12 and 13 (again for the second day running). He dropped shots on 15 and 16 which left him two adrift of the leader Danny Willett as he launched his tee shot down the 521-yard par-5 final hole. His 6-iron approach shot soared into the heart of the green and he drained a 20-foot putt to pull level with Willett on 10-under 134. They were later joined on that total by YE Yang; the three are one clear of Jaco Van Zyl.
May 27 - 2:08 PM

Scott Hend torched the West Course at Wentworth for a 7-under-par 31-34=65 on Thursday, good enough for tied first spot after day one of the BMW PGA Championship.

The Aussie's collection of eight birdies included three '2's while he responded from his only dropped shot of the day with another at the 16th. Hend missed the cut in Ireland last week but had a run of 12-6-4 prior to that and also won the True Thailand Classic in March. This is just his second start at Wentworth and his opening 65 today was 14 shots better than his last lap which naturally led to a missed cut 12 months ago. The 43-year-old started fast with birdies at four of the first seven holes and kicked on again with further gains at 10, 12 and 13. A bogey at the long par-4 15th halted his charge but a birdie-par-par finish secured the lead. Some loose driving (he was just 4-for-14 in fairways hit) didn't hurt him today as he was still able to hit 15 greens in regulation. He shares the lead with YE Yang and Joost Luiten.
May 26 - 8:49 AM

Scott Hend slipped up badly in the final round of the Mauritius Open last week but remains one of the European Tour's form players heading into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the K Club.

The Aussie's poor closer sent him back to T12 last Sunday but that still meant a third straight top 15 following finishes of T4 and T6 in the two recent events in China. Hend also won the True Thailand Classic in mid-March and sits a healthy 14th on the Race to Dubai. He's only played in two previous Irish Opens and is yet to make the top 60. He missed the cut at Killarney in 2011 and ended with a miserable 82 to shuffle back to T65 at Royal County Down last year. He represents a current form v event form dilemma for managers this week.
May 17 - 6:17 PM

Scott Hend's rollercoaster back nine helped him to post 3-under-par 34-35=69 in round three of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and leave him solo 5th on 1-under 215.

The Australian made serene progress through the first 11 holes at Four Seasons GC, marking 9 pars and 2 birdies at 1 and 6. Whereupon he sought to notch just about every score imaginable. He bogied 12, eagled 13, birdied 14, parred 15 and double bogeyed 16: 5 different scores in as many holes. He closed with par-birdie to end the day as 1 of only 5 players under par for the tournament after 54 holes, although Hend is 6 shots distant of the leader Siddikur Rahman. He has a victory and 3 other top ten finishes this season; he looks set to add to the latter and may feel adding to the former is not out of the question either.
May 14 - 9:16 AM

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

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