Date: October 07, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Hend can’t match Choi on final day

Tournament host KJ Choi completed a two-shot victory at the CJ Invitational as Australian Scott Hend&aposs challenge fell away with a disappointing final round in South Korea. Starting the day two shots behind the lead, Hend could only manage a one-under-par round of 70 at the Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club to finish in a tie for fifth place. He carded six birdies on Sunday, but five bogeys ruined any chance he had of victory as he finished the tournament on 10 under. Joint overnight leader Choi had just one blemish on the par-four 9th as he carded a 67 to take him to 15-under overall. Fellow South Koreans Bae Sang-moon and Jang Dong-kyu tied for second place at 13 under with Kim Dae-Hyun, who was equal with Choi heading into the final round, finishing in outright fourth at 11 under. Darren Beck shot a second successive round of 70 to finish in a tie for 15th at five under, Scott Barr completed the tournament at even par following four rounds of 71. Adam Blyth (four over) and Marcus Both (six over) finished well down the leaderboard, while first-round leader Rick Kulacz capped off a miserable weekend with a 78 to finish in a tie for 68th.