Thursday, June 30, 2011
New Zealander Hendry, Chinese Liang To Rematch In Indonesia Open
The 1 million U.S. dollar-OneAsia event will tee-off at Damai Indah Golf - Pantai Indah Kapuk Course (PIK) from July 14 to 17.
It is the seventh leg of the season on OneAsia and will also feature Japanese legend Shigeki Maruyama, Irishman Paul McGinley, Europe's Ryder Cup hero, and Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant, winner of this event in 2005.
Hendry propelled his name into the spotlight with an emphatic seven shot victory in 2010 at PIK.
The man from North Harbour started the day with a one stroke lead and fired a flawless final round seven-under-par 65 to finish comfortably ahead of Liang.
Unheralded Hendry killed off the challenge of his nearest competitors with a brilliant run of seven birdies on six, eight, nine, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
He finished with a four-round aggregate of 19-under-par 269 and earned a check for 180,000 dollars.
Liang was the leader at the halfway mark by two shots last year before Hendry took control.
However, it was another fine week for Liang that saw him receive a check for 102,000 dollars.
He lifted last year's OneAsia Order of Merit crown, with earnings of 560,736 dollars, thanks to victories in the Luxehills Chengdu Open in China and the Thailand Open.