Maybank Championship: Scott Hend wins after thunderstorms Delays end

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Scott Hend has won his third European Tour Championships for the Champions League final ranking – 15 * S Hend (Aus), N Elvira (Spa); -13 J Janewattananond (Thai); -12 J Veerman (USA); 11 Fisher (Eng), M Kieffer (Ger); -10 E Els (SA), D Fichardt (SA), B Hebert (Fra), F Zanotti (Par), A Sullivan (Eng), J Smith (Eng) * Hend won play-off at the first extra holeFull leaderboard

A thunderstorm delayed the game by 100 minutes with the leaders on the 18th green at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia – before Scott Hend Nacho defeated Elvira in a play-off.

Elvira & # 39; s backswing was disrupted by a thundering blow while he was put down to the last, and his shot was 30 feet short.

The game was suspended moments later.

When it resumed, the Spaniard entrenched himself in a little bird to join Hend at the age of 15, with the Australian missing his putt to win for the first extra hole for the win.

"It was a thunderstorm at a bad time, but the gods did give me one back with that well," said Elvira, 32, who was the nocturnal leader who entered the final round.

Hend, who had left three shots at the start of the day, took the lead after five little birds on the front nine during a five-under-par 67.

The 45-year-old struck two trees on their way to a birdie at the first play-off hole, when he won his third European Tour title.

"Of course I was lucky in the play-off hole," Hend said.

"If you are not lucky, you will not win. I was lucky today, unfortunately for Nacho. His time will come. He will win. He is a great player."

Four-fold champion Ernie Els became the first player to score 300 top 10 finishes since the start of the world ranking in 1986.

The 49-year-old old South African played a final round 71 to score for the seventh place in 10 under par

Oliver Fisher finished as the best placed Briton, with 69-year-old Englishman 69 enough for a tie for fifth place in 11 under.

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