Scott Hend won the Winston golf Senior Open

Hend, a 50-year-old from Townsville who has been professional since 1997, has played on most of the main international circuits, collecting 16 victories in total

by Andrea Gussoni
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Scott Hend won the Winston golf Senior Open
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Success for the Australian Scott Hend with 206 (70 70 66, -10) shots in the WINSTON golf Senior Open, a Legends Tour tournament held in Germany where Emanuele Canonica, the only Italian in the competition, finished 34th with 218 (75 75 68, +2).

WINSTON golf Senior Open, results

On the WINSTONgolf course (par 72), in Gneven, for the stage that precedes the Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open (scheduled for 26 to 28 October in Puglia at San Domenico Golf), Hend, thanks to six consecutive birdies from hole 12 to hole 17, he made a comeback by overtaking the English Philip Archer and Peter Baker, second with 207 (-9).

Fourth with 208 (-8) the Scot Raymond Russell and the Brazilian Adilson Da Silva and sixth place with 209 (-7) the French Lionel Alexandre. Hend, a 50-year-old from Townsville who has been professional since 1997, has played on most of the main international circuits, collecting 16 victories in total, including 3 on the DP World Tour (Hong Kong Open in 2014, True Thailand Classic in 2016 and Maybank Championship in 2019) and 10 on the Asian Tour, the third all-time to have achieved so many on the Asian circuit, behind only Thongchai Jaidee (13) and Thaworn Wiratchant (18).

In 2005 he became the first non-American player to win the “Long Drive” statistic on the PGA Tour. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played. They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.

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The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance. The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status.

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