Date: September 27, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Hend makes solid start

Australian Scott Hend is well placed after the opening round of the Taiwan Masters in Taipei. On a difficult day for scoring, Hend fired a respectable one-under-par round of 71 to be in a tie for seventh place. Local hope Lien Chi-wei was the only player to shoot below 70 as he made a mockery of the conditions to card an amazing 66 at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club. “My iron play was really good and I sank my putts. It was a really good day for me. I&aposve been playing in this event for five years and this is my best score on this golf course,” he said. “This is a very difficult golf course and I&aposm really happy with my performance but I know it will only get tougher from here,” said Lien. He holds a four-shot lead over a group of five players at two under with a further five alongside Hend at minus one. Australian Adam Groom also made an encouraging start with a 72, while Darren Beck opened with a 73. LIVE SCORES