Revenge for Hend

Big-hitting Australian made it two wins in three years at the Venetian Macao Open after trumping 2014 champion Anirban Lahiri

Lau Cho-Un, Vice President of Macao Sport Development Board and Dave Horton, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Sands Corp and Sands China Ltd, present Hend with the silverware following the Australian's record-setting tournament performance

Australian Scott Hend claimed a second Venetian Macao Open victory in three years last month after holding off title holder Anirban Lahiri and Chiragh Kumar of India with an impressive final round of five-under-par 66.

Big-hitting Hend cruised to a three-stroke triumph at the Macau Golf and Country Club to become only the second player after China’s Zhang Lian-wei to win twice at the US$1 million Asian Tour event with a tournament record of 20-under-par 264.

It was sweet revenge for the 42-year-old Aussie who was pipped by Lahiri last year as he collected the winner’s cheque of US$180,000. Lahiri and Kumar shared second place after closing with a 66 and 65 respectively.

"[I] Feel relieved and rewarded as I’ve worked hard the last few weeks in Europe,” said Hend, who entered the last day with a three-shot cushion.

"I knew Anirban wasn’t going to go away. He’s a great player and I just went out there with the aim to shoot a good score as I knew they had to catch me. I can’t really remember much about 2013 [his win]. I remember more about last year where I didn’t play solid down the stretch and Anirban got me. So this year, it is a different feeling.”


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