Scott Hend wins after thunderstorm delays finish

Scott Hend

A tempest postponed playing by 100 minutes with the pioneers on the eighteenth green at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia – before Scott Hend beat Nacho Elvira in a play-off.

Elvira’s backswing was disturbed by a thunderclap as he pitched to the last, and his shot came up 30 feet short.

The play was suspended minutes after the fact.

When it continued, the Spaniard holed for a birdie to join Hend on 15 under, with the Australian missing his putt to win before triumph at the principal additional opening.

“It was a roar in a terrible minute yet the divine beings gave me one back with that putt,” said 32-year-old Elvira, who was the medium-term pioneer going into the last round.

Hend, who had been three shots behind toward the beginning of the day, led the pack after five birdies on the front nine amid a five-under-standard 67.

The 45-year-old hit two trees on his way to a birdie at the primary playoff-opening, as he won his third European Tour title.

“Clearly I had a touch of karma on the playoff-opening,” said Hend.

“On the off chance that you don’t have any karma, you won’t win. I had the karma today, shockingly for Nacho. His time will come. He’s going to win. He’s an incredible player.”

Four-time significant victor Ernie Els turned into the main player to record 300 best 10 completes since the commencement of the world rankings in 1986.

The 49-year-old South African checked a last cycle 71 to tie for the seventh spot on 10 under the standard.

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