Home advantage: Joost Luiten of the Netherlands wins KLM Open for second time

Dutch player shoots 10 birdies on the final day to finish three clear of Bernd Wiesberger; third-round leader Scott Hend fades out of contention

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 September, 2016, 12:08am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 September, 2016, 12:08am

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands shot a final round 63 on Sunday to finish at 19 under and win the KLM Open for the second time in his career.

It was the fifth European Tour victory for Luiten, who also won the 2013 KLM Open.

Luiten shot 10 birdies and two bogies on the final day at The Dutch course, which hosted the tournament for the first time. He finished three clear of Bernd Wiesberger of Austria, who shot 6-under to finish second on 16 under.

Third-round leader Scott Hend of Australia could not match Luiten’s blistering pace and sank to a 2-over 73 that featured two double bogeys to finish tied for fourth.

Hend will be trying to defend his Venetian Macao Open title in October.