Date: November 02, 2016
Author: Mark Hayes

Hend nears Asian summit

Queenslander Scott Hend has one hand on the Asian Tour Order of Merit title.

With just a handful of tournaments left, Hend has a comfortable lead over compatriot Marcus Fraser by slightly more than US$300,000 and knows he’s close to a breakthrough that has narrowly eluded him previously.

“It’s out of my control now and it really depends on how good the other boys behind me can play,” said Hend, who’s twice been second on the money list, in 2013 and 2015.

“I really want to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit title and maybe it will all come down to Hong Kong (in December),” said Hend, whose  distinguished Asian Tour record includes nine victories.


Asian Tour Order of Merit

Pos.       Player                                  Events   Earnings (US$)

1             Scott HEND (AUS)             10           996,592

2             Marcus FRASER (AUS)      9             694,173

3             Anirban LAHIRI (IND)       6             686,707

4             Jeunghun WANG (KOR)   13           546,193

5             CHAN Shih-chang (TPE)   9             542