Aussie Hend Wins
Australia’s Scott Hend described his week
in Singapore as one of the most amazing in his
life after he closed with a 6-under-par 64 to win
the weather-shortened ISPS Handa Singapore
Classic Sunday. He earned US$400,000.
Hend had to wait for close to an hour before
he knew he had secured his second Asian Tour
title with a winning total of 11-under-par 199.
As many as three players were still in contention for either a play-off or win after Hend
had signed for his score and it was a wait that
became difficult for the big-hitting Australian.
The Asian Tour event was reduced to 54
holes after inclement weather caused almost
10 hours of play to be lost over the first three
days. Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera, Chinese Taipei’s Lu Wei-chih, Spain’s Javi Colomo and David Lipsky of the United States shared second
place on matching 200s at Orchid Country Club.
“It’s amazing especially to have four weeks
off and come back and win. It’s great to see
some of the hard work and practice that I’ve put
in paying off,” said Hend.
“It’s sort of like you’re going out and have to
wait for your wife to do her hair or something.
You’re just sitting around and pacing around
and that was what I was feeling then,” said
Hend. “I just wanted it to be over and know
whether I’ve won or not. Luckily for me, I won.”
Perera was almost loss for words after he
signed off with a flawless 65 for his best finish
on the Asian Tour. The Sri Lankan, who man-
aged to play through an invite spot, made the
most of his opportunity and was duly rewarded.
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