Scott Hend finishes strongly to take lead at KLM Open

Scott Hend in action during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 26, 2016
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Nino Bertasio's double-bogey on the final hole allows Scott Hend - who himself finished strongly - to take the outright lead after the third round of the KLM Open.

Scott Hend ended the third round strongly to ensure that he will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the KLM Open.

The Australian picked up four shots on the final five holes to end on 14-under for the day, ahead of Nino Bertasio who double-bogeyed on the last just like he did on Friday when also gifted the chance to take the lead.

Hend dropped just one shot, coming on the par-four second hole, but an eagle on the 15th lifted him right back into contention as he hit form late on.

Dutchman Joost Luiten, who won here in 2013, also shot his first bogey of the week on the 16th hole to help him on his way to a tie for third, alongside English trio David Horsey, Ben Evans and Richard Bland.

Brandon Stone impressed with a round of eight-under 63 at The Dutch, meanwhile, taking him to 10-under for the tournament and four shots off the summit heading into the final day.

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