Golfer Hend dominates at Omega Masters

Hend struggles not punished on fog-affected day

Hend struggles not punished on fog-affected day

It's weird to say for a 23-year-old, but Matt Fitzpatrick is in the winner's circle again after a solid absence.

Matthew Fitzpatrick clinches his fourth European Tour title with a dramatic playoff victory over Australia's Scott Hend at the Omega European Masters. "It's one that I've always wanted to win".

Fitzpatrick earned a 450,000-euro ($542,000) prize for his first win since the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai last November.

"It's never nice to see", Fitzpatrick said of Hend's miss, "but we kept our nerve and we played really smart all week".

He thus remained on track to redeem himself after losing the title to Alex Noren of Sweden on the first play-off hole previous year.

Both carded 14-under totals of 266 having had early starts Sunday to complete their delayed third rounds.

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The Sheffield-born player briefly held a two-shot lead before making a bogey on the 17th hole.

Fitzpatrick, a Ryder Cup debutant past year, acknowledged thinking that Hend would seize that chance after his own four metre birdie putt slid by the hole.

Marcus Fraser produced his lowest score in signing for a 66, and that included an 18 hole birdie for a third day running, to end his round at eight-under par and then share of fifth place at eight-under par.

The lead was gone minutes later when Fitzpatrick bogeyed the par-4 17th, after finding a green-side bunker with his approach, and Hend birdied the par-5 15th.

Kiwi No.2 Fox registered eight birdies in his five-under 65 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club but was let down by a double bogey on the par-four 12th hole and a lone bogey.

Defending champion Noren carded a 67 to tie in 32nd position on 137 alongside a host of players, which include former victor and Asian Tour Order of Merit leader David Lipsky, who signed for a 70.

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