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Lutes speaks of ‘almost perfect lap’ after second victory at the KLM Open

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Lutes speaks of ‘almost perfect lap’ after second victory at the KLM Open

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Joost Luiten had Sunday during his final and winning round at the KLM Open in the sense that he is less than what wrong could do on the job, The Dutch in Spijk, the netherlands.

“This was absolutely one of the best rounds I have ever played, this was very close to perfection,” says Luiten after his second overall victory on his thuistoernooi.

The 30-year-old Dutchman had his last eighteen holes of the KLM Open in 2016 just 63 strokes needed. ly due to fewer than ten birdies he remained eight under par for the day and was he the track record.

“Today, I maybe one of the lesser ball is struck, which ended up in the water on hole thirteen”, said Luiten. “But I have almost every ball and every putt struck on the line that I wanted and they rolled in it. That his great days.”

Luiten wins KLM Open

There was a lot of interest for the operations of the Dutch in Spijk, the netherlands.
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Luiten saw his greatest rival Bernd Wiesberger a bogey on the seventeenth hole.
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The 30-year-old Bleiswijker came from a total of 19 under par.
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In 2013, he was also already the best on the Dutch tournament that is part of the European Tour.
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For Lutes, it was the fifth tournament on the European Tour.
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Despite his strong round knew the Bleiswijker that he had to continue to score, because the Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (-6 for the day) was long a formidable competitor.

“I knew that I had to keep attacking”, said Luiten. “That, I think, is the profit of today; I got my head down and held, I stayed positive, remained focused and continued to birdies. It is wonderful that it succeeded.”

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The tension there was on the eighteenth hole for the most part, because Luiten by a birdie on the seventeenth hole and a lead of three strokes started the final par 5.

“It was very nice that I have a birdie made at the seventeenth hole. Therefore, I knew really that it was, but I tried to still my focus to hold on to and no crazy things to do.”

All four days was Luiten again supported by a lot of Dutch golf fans.

“It was a lot of pressure, that makes this week so special for me. It was fantastic to have on the eighteenth of all people to see and with a relatively calm feeling in my body the last hole to play.”

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Feel good

Luiten, of which 300,000 euros earn his fifth victory on the European Tour, is the first Dutchman the KLM Open twice to win since in 1972, a tournament on the European Tour was. The current number 73 of the world to victory earlier in 2013 at Kennemer in Zandvoort.

“My first win was quite nice and this is also very special”, concluded Lutes. “They are both on the same level.”

“It is difficult to compare, because in 2013 there were very difficult conditions with storms on Saturday and Sunday. This week we had perfect conditions and then you know that you have thick under par to end for a chance to win. Then you go with a somewhat different mindset to the job, but I had from the first hole this week, the good feeling.”

“Now is the time for a party,” said Luiten. “I think that tomorrow I will have my house to clean up, because that is probably a mess.”

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