Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff

Australia's Scott Hend holds the trophy after winning the Malaysia Maybank Golf Championship in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur - Australia's Scott Hend won the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, edging Spain's Nacho Elvira in a sensational playoff after tropical thunderstorms halted play for two hours.

Hend looked in trouble when he landed in a greenside bunker on the first play-off hole but it was his turn to celebrate minutes later when he landed a four-footer after his opponent's birdie putt had stopped just short of the hole.

"It would be great to start here [winning on the European Tour], but I really don't think about it too much".

The first crack of thunder came as Elvira hit his approach shot to the 18th green and, with lightning flashing around them, the players were forced off the course before either could attempt a putt.

Hend, who carded back-to-back rounds of 67 over the weekend, said: "What a putt by Nacho, unbelievable". It was an fantastic putt, and in the situation he holed it. "If I can shoot the same as I did today or yesterday I'll be pretty happy".

American David Lipsky was alone in second place on 11 under par, one shot clear of Maximilian Kieffer, Jazz Janewattananond and Scott Hend. "It didn't feel like a good day to me, I made the best of what I had", he said. His time will come.

Sri Lankan team over IPL? Malinga asks Mumbai Indians to replace him
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga attends at a practice session ahead of their Fourth One-Day International cricket match with England. MI are blessed with some of the biggest T20 names including Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya.

Kashmir: Militants Kill 12-Year-Old Boy; 5 Militants Killed in Encounter
With the death of these three militants, the number of ultras killed in the state over the past 24 hours has risen to five. Three security personnel were injured after terrorists opened fire and had hurled grenades as the operation unfolded.

"Heartbeat" abortion law signed by Mississippi governor
Speaker Philip Gunn said both of these bills made a statement that lawmakers are concerned with the lives of the unborn. Supporters are hoping that as Republican-controlled legislatures push for such bans, the fight will end up in the U.S.

Other than a top ten in Dubai two months ago, Herbert has been unable to find the form that saw him just a feature of so many events throughout his 2018 season and has missed three of his last four cuts, but he is well placed to contend over the final 36 holes.

"It was a bit of bad luck. I gave myself a lot of chances but I couldn't seem to get the ball in the hole".

"I'm very happy with a 66".

Elvira had been in contention after he joint-led with Marcus Fraser on Thursday.

Thomas Pieters, who had a one-shot lead after the second round on Friday, surrendered his advantage with a poor showing on the back nine where he had three double bogeys to finish six-over par.

Four-time major victor Ernie Els meanwhile, ended the round with a 1-under 71 to finish joint seventh.

Related News:



Most liked

Ranbir Kapoor still features on Deepika Padukone`s favourites list-See inside
Ranbir Kapoor too won Best Actor award for his performance as Sanjay Dutt in Sanju . Ranbir and Katrina dated for more than two years before calling it quits abruptly.

Spacewalking astronauts swap out space station's batteries
Hague is designated extravehicular crew member 2 (EV 2), wearing the suit with no stripes, and with helmet camera #17. Astronauts began the first of three spacewalks to bring upgrades to the International Space Station Friday morning.

US Manufacturing, Services PMI Hints at Slowdown
Brexit, US-China trade tensions and issues in the auto industry all were cited as weighing heavily on the sector. A no-deal exit could well have a depressive effect on Europe's major economies.

Detroit Red Wings Nearing Extension With Jimmy Howard
Howard will earn a reported $4 million from the new deal with the potential to earn more than $1 million more in bonuses. He ranks third in franchise history in games played (509) and wins (240) while sitting fourth in career shutouts (24).

Juventus to offer Dybala plus cash for Liverpool forward
He and Firmino would occupy the striker and attacking midfielder roles, with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah out wide. Salah signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool last July and the terms do not include a release clause.

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism
The last Chevy Cruze rolled off the Lordstown assembly plant earlier this month with no vehicle to take its place. And we've made it clear that we disagree with that", UAW Vice President Terry Dittes said.

Turkish Embassy denies hostility toward New Zealanders
Erdogan's use of the footage with Turkey's Foreign Minister or President, though it was widely expected that he'd raise the issue. Haluk Levent, a renowned Turkish singer, told Anadolu Agency: "I got positive reactions from the Muslims of New Zealand".

Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum
Independent legislator Chuka Umunna and others supporting a second Brexit referendum estimated the crowd at 1 million. He is anxious about the vicious tone that Brexit arguments have started to take and worries about national cohesion.

Spanish press want to 'kill me', claims Courtois
Hazard's comments was however aimed at helping the keeper maintain his confidence level according to the publication. Speaking following Belgium's win, Courtois defended himself and admitted the Spanish press were out for him.

How to watch Belmont vs Maryland live stream online
FLORIDA STATE 76, VERMONT 69: In Hartford, Connecticut, Mfiondu Kabengele had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Seminoles. They both have a talented point guard in LSU's Tremont Waters and Maryland's Anthony Cowan.

Levi Strauss valued at $6.6bn as IPO prices above target
People walk by a Manhattan Levi's clothing store in New York City. "We're here to run the business for the long term". By the 1920s, Levi's original 501 jeans had become top-selling men's workpants, according to its corporate website.

Osaka beaten by Hsieh in Miami Open third round
It's not something that I should really be complaining about". "It's definitely been a really big goal of mine". While Andreescu's run continues, two other promising American teenagers saw their time in Miami come to an end.

Fletcher Magee Sets NCAA Tournament Record for Most Three-Pointers Missed
PJ Washington is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 14.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. He told CBS' Jamie Ehrdahl that the injury occurred late in last week's SEC tournament game against Tennessee .

Ohtani: Mike Trout ‘surely deserves’ his big contract
The Astros have been dominated by the AL West the last couple of years, with the team finishing under.500 the past three seasons. A seven-time All-Star, and two-time MVP, Trout is only going to keep making more noise in the American League.

Facebook to review ‘reporting logic’ after New Zealand shootings were streamed live
Furthermore, the New Zealand government is looking at breaches of actions on these social media companies and online platforms. Rosen's post provides the clearest timeline to date of how the shooter's video went viral.