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KLM Open 2016

Round 4 - Joost Luiten snatches win with closing 63

September 12, 2016

Local favourite Joost Luiten lived up to his billing as the home hero with a record-equalling final round 63 to clinch the Dutch Open in Spijk on Sunday.

The 30-year-old produced a dazzling display of iron play and long-range putting to deny Austrian Bernd Wiesberger by three shots.

The pair went blow for blow for much of the fourth round but three birdies in his final five holes helped Luiten to a 19-under-par total of 265.

Luiten was the first Dutch player to win his home Open twice since it joined the European Tour in 1972 - following his win in 2013 - and makes him a five-time winner on Tour.

"The first one was special but this one is very special," he said.

"To have the Dutch people behind me all week and to be able to stand here with the trophy in my hands is very special.

"It was one of those days where everything I looked at went in the hole.

"These are the kind of days that make it all worth getting out of bed for."

This was his first win for almost two years and reward for a brilliantly consistent 2016 so far that saw him come into the week with eight top tens, including two runner-up finishes, and represent the Netherlands at the Olympic men's golf competition in Rio.

South Korea's An Byeong-hun was third at 13 under after matching Austria's Wiesberger with a 65, a shot ahead of Spaniard Alejandro Canizares, English duo Ben Evans and David Horsey and Australia's Scott Hend.

England's Chris Hanson and Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera were then at 11 under, a shot ahead of Tommy Fleetwood, Scott Jamieson, Simon Khan, Mikko Korhonen, Lee Soo-min and Brandon Stone.

Round 3 - Late birdies lift Scott Hend in to lead

September 11, 2016

Scott Hend picked up four shots in his last five holes to finish at 14 under and take a one-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open on Saturday.

The Australian eagled the par-5 15th and birdied the last, while Italian Nino Bertasio had a double-bogey seven on the 18th to slip to second place at 13 under. Bertasio bogeyed the final hole also on Friday when he had a chance to take the lead.

The 2013 KLM Open champion, Dutchman Joost Luiten, shot his first bogey of the week on the par-3 16th but made up for it with a birdie on the 18th to move into a four-way tie for third place at 11 under.

South African Brandon Stone shot an 8-under 63 at The Dutch to take him to 10 under.

Round 2 - Bernd Wiesberger edges ahead

September 10, 2016

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot his second straight 5-under 66 to take the lead Friday in the KLM Open, one shot ahead of playing partner Joost Luiten, who was one of three players tied for second.

Wiesberger opened his round bogey, par, bogey, before recovering with four birdies on the front nine and three more coming home on The Dutch, which is hosting the tournament for the first time.

Luiten, the 2013 KLM Open champion, had the lowest round of the day with a 7-under 64. That included a birdie on the par-3 16th thanks to a long, curling putt and also a birdie on the last hole.

Nino Bertasio could have snatched the lead late, but bogeyed the par-5 18th to drop to 9-under with Luiten and Mark Foster.

Round 1 - Ben Evans leads with opening 65

September 9, 2016

Ben Evans shot five birdies in his first six holes and finished with a 6-under 65 and a one-shot lead in the opening round of the KLM Open on Thursday.

''I need one good week to keep my tour card,'' said Evans, who is ranked 143 in the European Tour's season-long Race to Dubai. ''Hopefully that is this week.''

Eight players, including Dutch amateur Rowin Caron, were bunched behind Evans on 5 under at The Dutch, a par-71 Colin Montgomerie-designed course hosting the tournament for the first time.

Defending champion Thomas Pieters, a captain's pick in the Europe Ryder Cup team, pulled out of the tournament after being stung by a bee this week.

''One bee sting on Monday during the golf challenge against Joost Luiten led to a major allergic reaction with flu symptoms, and forced me to pull out of my favorite tournament of the year,'' Pieters said in a statement on his website and social media accounts.

Chris Wood, who also is scheduled to make his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine, struggled as the wind picked up in the afternoon and could manage only a 1-over 72. He's attempting to regain his rhythm after taking a break from golf to get married.

Scores

1 NED Joost Luiten -19 - 69 64 69 63 265
2 AUT Bernd Wiesberger -16 - 66 66 71 65 268
3 KOR Byeong Hun An -13 - 66 72 68 65 271
T4 ESP Alejandro Canizares -12 - 67 67 70 68 272
T4 ENG Ben Evans -12 - 65 69 68 70 272
T4 AUS Scott Hend -12 - 67 68 64 73 272
T4 ENG David Horsey -12 - 67 68 67 70 272
T8 ENG Chris Hanson -11 - 66 71 67 69 273
T8 FRA Michael Lorenzo-Vera -11 - 68 68 69 68 273
T10 ENG Tommy Fleetwood -10 - 67 67 69 71 274
T10 SCO Scott Jamieson -10 - 68 70 69 67 274
T10 ENG Simon Khan -10 - 68 67 68 71 274
T10 FIN Mikko Korhonen -10 - 66 69 72 67 274
T10 KOR Soomin Lee -10 - 68 69 70 67 274
T10 RSA Brandon Stone -10 - 72 68 63 71 274
T16 ENG Richard Bland -9 - 67 69 66 73 275
T16 IRL Paul Dunne -9 - 74 64 68 69 275
T16 SWE Peter Hanson -9 - 66 72 72 65 275
T16 PAR Fabrizio Zanotti -9 - 68 69 70 68 275
T20 SWE Joakim Lagergren -8 - 66 70 70 70 276
T20 ESP Pablo Larrazabal -8 - 70 71 69 66 276
T20 CHN Hao-Tong Li -8 - 69 72 68 67 276
T20 ENG Richard McEvoy -8 - 69 67 73 67 276
T24 ITA Nino Bertasio -7 - 66 67 67 77 277
T24 ESP Jorge Campillo -7 - 70 68 69 70 277
T24 BEL Nicolas Colsaerts -7 - 71 69 65 72 277
T24 SWE Pelle Edberg -7 - 73 68 66 70 277
T28 NED Wil Besseling -6 - 73 68 68 69 278
T28 DNK Lucas Bjerregaard -6 - 70 70 68 70 278
T28 ENG Oliver Fisher -6 - 67 71 71 69 278
T28 ENG Daniel Gavins -6 - 70 65 72 71 278
T28 FRA Sebastien Gros -6 - 74 67 65 72 278
T28 PHL Miguel Tabuena -6 - 71 67 69 71 278
T34 ESP Eduardo De La Riva -5 - 72 68 68 71 279
T34 SWE Jens Fahbring -5 - 70 71 70 68 279
T34 USA Daniel Im -5 - 70 67 67 75 279
T34 GER Maximilian Kieffer -5 - 70 69 70 70 279
T34 FRA Romain Langasque (Am) -5 - 68 73 69 69 279
T34 FRA Alexander Levy -5 - 72 67 70 70 279
T34 FRA Thomas Linard -5 - 69 72 69 69 279
T34 ITA Edoardo Molinari -5 - 75 65 70 69 279
T34 SWE Alexander Noren -5 - 69 69 70 71 279
T34 ENG James Robinson -5 - 68 68 76 67 279
T34 THA Natipong Srithong -5 - 67 72 70 70 279
T45 ENG Daniel Brooks -4 - 72 66 69 73 280
T45 ESP Nacho Elvira -4 - 69 68 74 69 280
T45 ENG Ryan Evans -4 - 73 66 69 72 280
T45 ENG Ross Fisher -4 - 70 66 73 71 280
T45 ITA Matteo Manassero -4 - 67 70 72 71 280
T45 RSA Tjaart Van Der Walt -4 - 68 72 70 70 280
48 ENG Anthony Wall Par - - - - - 0
T51 ENG Robert Dinwiddie -3 - 71 69 70 71 281
T51 ENG Mark Foster -3 - 67 66 76 72 281
T51 USA Jason Knutzon -3 - 72 68 71 70 281
T51 SCO Craig Lee -3 - 71 68 68 74 281
T51 ESP Carlos Pigem -3 - 70 70 71 70 281
T51 ENG Matthew Southgate -3 - 72 65 68 76 281
T51 USA Johannes Veerman -3 - 70 71 69 71 281
T51 ENG Steve Webster -3 - 69 71 72 69 281
T59 WAL Rhys Davies -2 - 71 69 71 71 282
T59 ESP Adrian Otaegui -2 - 73 68 67 74 282
T59 ENG Chris Wood -2 - 72 68 72 70 282
T62 ENG Matthew Baldwin -1 - 67 71 73 72 283
T62 SWE Johan Carlsson -1 - 68 71 75 69 283
T62 DNK Lasse Jensen -1 - 72 69 69 73 283
T62 ENG Graeme Storm -1 - 69 67 76 71 283
T66 AUS Marcus Fraser Par - 73 68 72 71 284
T66 NED Maarten Lafeber Par - 71 70 74 69 284
68 ITA Francesco Laporta 1 - 71 69 74 71 285
T69 SWE Robert Karlsson 2 - 69 72 74 71 286
T69 ENG John Parry 2 - 74 67 74 71 286
71 ENG Seve Benson 4 - 69 70 72 77 288
72 RSA Dean Burmester 5 - 70 71 71 77 289
CUT SWE Magnus A Carlsson Par - 69 73 - - 142
CUT SCO David Drysdale Par - 71 71 - - 142
CUT FRA Benjamin Hebert Par - 73 69 - - 142
CUT NIR Michael Hoey Par - 69 73 - - 142
CUT NED Daan Huizing Par - 71 71 - - 142
CUT FRA Raphael Jacquelin Par - 67 75 - - 142
CUT NED Michael Kraaij Par - 73 69 - - 142
CUT SCO Andrew McArthur Par - 73 69 - - 142
CUT AUT Lukas Nemecz Par - 71 71 - - 142
CUT ITA Renato Paratore Par - 70 72 - - 142
CUT RSA Ulrich Van den Berg Par - 72 70 - - 142
CUT ESP Borja Virto Par - 70 72 - - 142
CUT RSA Justin Walters Par - 70 72 - - 142
CUT FRA Romain Wattel Par - 72 70 - - 142
CUT ENG Oliver Wilson Par - 77 65 - - 142
CUT NED Rowin Caron 1 - 66 77 - - 143
CUT IND S.S.P Chawurasia 1 - 68 75 - - 143
CUT RSA Darren Fichardt 1 - 73 70 - - 143
CUT ARG Ricardo Gonzalez 1 - 69 74 - - 143
CUT RSA Jean Hugo 1 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT THA Thongchai Jaidee 1 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT ENG Tom Lewis 1 - 73 70 - - 143
CUT SCO Jamie McLeary 1 - 74 69 - - 143
CUT THA Prom Meesawat 1 - 69 74 - - 143
CUT ENG Eddie Pepperell 1 - 70 73 - - 143
CUT AUS Terry Pilkadaris 1 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT SCO Richie Ramsay 1 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT AUS Brett Rumford 1 - 68 75 - - 143
CUT AUS Jason Scrivener 1 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT IND S.S.P CHOWRASIA 2 - 71 73 - - 144
CUT RSA George Coetzee 2 - 76 68 - - 144
CUT FRA Gregory Havret 2 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT FIN Roope Kakko 2 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT WAL Stuart Manley 2 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT ITA Nicolo Ravano 2 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT RSA Jake Roos 2 - - 73 - - 73
CUT ENG Lee Slattery 2 - 71 73 - - 144
CUT SWE Bjorn Akesson 3 - 69 76 - - 145
CUT ENG Gary Boyd 3 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT GER Florian Fritsch 3 - 73 72 - - 145
CUT AUS Richard Green 3 - 76 69 - - 145
CUT ENG David Howell 3 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT NED Peter Melching 3 - 71 74 - - 145
CUT ITA Lars Van Miejel 3 - 76 69 - - 145
CUT SCO Marc Warren 3 - 70 75 - - 145
CUT SWE Oscar Bergqvist 4 - 72 74 - - 146
CUT ENG Laurie Canter 4 - 73 73 - - 146
CUT SWE Niclas Fasth 4 - 73 73 - - 146
CUT RSA Trevor Fisher Jr. 4 - 73 73 - - 146
CUT SCO Stephen Gallacher 4 - 73 73 - - 146
CUT USA John Hahn 4 - 72 74 - - 146
CUT DNK Joachim B Hansen 4 - 70 76 - - 146
CUT DEN Morten Orum Madsen 4 - 72 74 - - 146
CUT ESP Alvaro Quiros 4 - 71 75 - - 146
CUT USA Chris W. Black 4 - 76 70 - - 146
CUT CHI Felipe Aguilar 5 - 70 77 - - 147
CUT AUS Andrew Dodt 5 - 76 71 - - 147
CUT NED Taco Remkes 5 - 74 73 - - 147
CUT NED Maarten Bosch 6 - 76 72 - - 148
CUT ENG Simon Dyson 6 - 76 72 - - 148
CUT ENG Matt Ford 6 - 75 73 - - 148
CUT FIN Mikko Ilonen 6 - 73 75 - - 148
CUT IND Chiragh Kumar 6 - 76 72 - - 148
CUT RSA Haydn Porteous 6 - 74 74 - - 148
CUT SWE Jeff Winther 6 - 73 75 - - 148
CUT AUS Nathan Holman 7 - 78 71 - - 149
CUT NED Vince Van Veen 7 - 78 71 - - 149
CUT NED Wouter De Vries 8 - - 79 - - 79
CUT ENG David Dixon 8 - 71 79 - - 150
CUT KOR Jin Jeong 8 - 74 76 - - 150
CUT GER Marcel Siem 8 - 74 76 - - 150
CUT NED Robbie VAN WEST (AM) 8 - 71 79 - - 150
CUT KOR Y.E. Yang 8 - 74 76 - - 150
CUT NED Ralph Miller 9 - 76 75 - - 151
CUT IND Jeev Milkha Singh 9 - 75 76 - - 151
CUT NED David Van Den Dungen 9 - 78 73 - - 151
CUT NED Philip Bottsma 10 - 73 79 - - 152
CUT IRL Peter Lawrie 11 - 76 77 - - 153
CUT NED Thomas Merkx 12 - 77 77 - - 154
DSQ FRA Clement Berardo 9 - 80 - - - 80
RET ENG Callum Shinkwin 4 - 74 - - - 74
RET CAN Richard T. Lee 8 - 76 - - - 76
RET ENG James Busby 9 - 78 - - - 78
RET ENG Ross McGowan 11 - 74 - - - 74

 





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