Luiten ends as 29th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


Luiten ends as 29th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

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Joost Luiten is Sunday on the shared 29th place finishes at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The 31-year-old South-Hollander ran a moderate fourth round, but saved himself with an eagle on the slothole.

Luiten initially seemed on the way to a round of par, but ended up thanks to the eagle still two strokes under the baangemiddelde. He finished on a total of 282 strokes (-6).

Luiten gold in advance at the bookies as a contender in the race, but the Dutch pro was the last four days not in the vicinity of a position in the top ranking. The Dutchman has this year set his sights on a place in the top thirty of the world

The victory in Abu Dhabi was for the Englishman, Tommy Fleetwood. He came Sunday after a round of 67 strokes on a total of 271, seventeen under par, and took it the top prize of 421.000 euros.

Fleetwood had one stroke less than the Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal and the American Dustin Johnson, who is the second place shared. It was the second victory for Fleetwood on the Tour after the Johnnie Walker Championship in 2013.

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