Scott Hend wins the Hong Kong Open in a play-off at Hong Kong Golf Club.
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Scott had a final round -3 under par 67 to get into the play-off at -13 under par. He was joined on that score at the Hong Kong Open by Angelo Que, who carded a last round -4 under par 66 to reach -13 under par, and the play-off.
Scott won on the first extra hole, the par 4 18th with a par, against Angelo’s bogey 5.
Obviously Scott was delight with this play-off win;
“I felt quite calm. The only thing is that you don’t want to go for the pin on 18 as you can make bogey quite easily.”
I wasn’t sure how to play it and we discussed it and we said we’ll play it like how we would in regulation play.”
“Unfortunately, Angelo made a bogey. I would rather see one of us make a birdie as he’s a great guy and it would be nice to win a play-off with a birdie. However, I’ll take the win. I’m ecstatic.”
“I’m very happy to get this done, and my kids Aston and McLaren and my wife Leanne back in Florida, this one’s for my kids and this one’s to be treasured. They’ve been sending me messages the last few mornings.”
“I’ve come close on the PGA Tour and The European Tour just not to get across the line and finally at the age of 41 I’ve won a European Tour event so it’s very special. It’s awesome, I love it – Europe here I come.”
Angelo’s runner-up cheque of US$144,440 has got him into 6th place on the Order of Merit which earned him a place in the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in two weeks’ time;
“It actually panned out better than I thought. I had a chance to win, yeah, I did, but I didn’t win, so just move on. That’s how it is.”
“There’s only one winner. Unfortunately I bogeyed the last in play-off.”
Kevin Phelan managed to birdied the last three holes in his final round -4 under par 66 to take third place on -11 under par, and significantly improve his chances of remaining on The European Tour next year.