Date: October 13, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Hend a fighting chance in Macau

Australian Scott Hend was one of the big movers at the Macau Open on Saturday but still remains four shots behind leader Gaganjeet Bhullar with one round to play. Hend carded a two-under-par third round of 69, which included six birdies and four bogeys, to move from equal ninth to a share of third position and be nine under overall after 54 holes. But India&aposs Bhullar maintained his lead after he too registered a two-under-par 69 which took him to 13 under for the tournament. Bhullar enjoys a two-stroke lead over Thailand&aposs Thitiphun Chuayprakong (11 under) who is outright second. Hend and American Berry Henson formed a three-way tie for third with Filipino Angelo Que. They find themselves a shot clear of Hend&aposs compatriot Kieran Pratt, Chuayprakong&aposs countryman Prom Meesawat, Brazilian Adilson Da Silva and American Jonathan Moore who are equal sixth on eight under. Unho Park is the next best Australian (equal 12th) on six under while Marcus Fraser (four under), Adam Blyth (four under) and Wade Ormsby (three under) are all further back.