Scott Hend Claims Asian Tour Merit Crown

Scott Hend secured the prestigious Asian Tour’s Order of Merit crown at the season-ending UBS Hong Kong Open in December, becoming the first Australian to win the title and the fourth player to surpass US$1 million in earnings during a season. 

"This will stay with me forever,” said Hend

The 43-year-old won twice at the True Thailand Classic and Queen’s Cup, also in Thailand, and finished top-10 on three other occasions including a runner-up outing at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland during a memorable 2016 campaign.

“It’s quite special. Obviously winning any Order of Merit anywhere is very special, and this will stay with me forever,” said Hend.

A disappointing campaign in the World Golf Championships event in Doral at the start of the year proved to be the spark that Hend needed to get his 2016 season going as he returned to Asia the following week and won in Thailand. “It’s a bit of a funny start to the year because I played in Doral, was 22-over par for four rounds and we came to Thailand and all of a sudden, the following week I was 18-under,” he recalled.

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