Date: October 21, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Aussie duo finish well in India

Scott Barr and Scott Hend finished the best of the Australians in the Hero Indian Open after both ended the tournament tied for 12th. The pair finished on seven-under, with Barr managing six birdies and only one bogey on the final day to close out the tournament with an impressive round of 67. Hend was less successful in his final round, enduring an inconsistent day that saw him hit five birdies, four bogies and one double bogey on his way to a one-under round of 70 in Bengaluru. Both golfers ended seven shots behind Thailand&aposs Thaworn Wiratchant, who defeated Scotland&aposs Richie Ramsay in a play-off after both golfers ended the final day level on fourteen-under for the tournament. Unho Park followed Adam Groom and Darren Beck in shooting a final round score of 69 as the three Australians ended the tournament on two-under in a tie for 29th. Compatriots David Gleeson (tied for 58th) and Marcus Both (tied for 69th) finished well off the pace. Scotsman Ramsay had been ahead by as many as four-strokes on the final day but could not capitalise on his dominance, with Wiratchant storming home with a five-under round of 66 to force a play-off. Despite bogeying the play-off hole, Wiratchant took out the tournament after Ramsay missed a putt to send the play-off into a second hole. The victory is Wiratchant&aposs third of the year and the 15th of his career as he moves to the top of the Asian Tour Order of Merit.