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Sunday, 21 September 2014
Joost Luiten  (Getty Images)
Joost Luiten (Getty Images)

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – ISPS HANDA WALES OPEN

• His fourth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 154th European Tour event.

• Moves to €1,359,927 in The Race to Dubai.

• To highlight his progress in the last two seasons, he has now won €2,771,837, from his last 47 events.

• Moves to inside the top 40 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 48th.

• His first victory since the 2013 KLM Open.

• This victory beats his previous best 2014 finishes of third in the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity and tied third in Volvo Golf Champions.

• Wins in consecutive European Tour seasons for the first time, following his triumphs in the Lyonees Open powered by Greenfinity and KLM Open in 2013.

• Becomes the first Dutchman to win the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• Victory comes in his third appearance in the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• Continues with his sensational form over The Twenty Ten Course. He was tied second in 2012, tied fourth in 2013 and first in 2014.

• Has now won €621,205 from just three appearances in the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• Continues with his superb recent European Tour form. This is his third consecutive top five finish. He was tied fourth in the 71° OPEN D’ITALIA Presented by DAMIANI, tied fifth in the KLM Open and now first in the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• His sixth top five finish of the 2014 season. This matches the most for this category, alongside Henrik Stenson.

OTHER FACTS

• The third of his four events he has won when leading or sharing the lead going into the final round. The 2011 Iskandor Johor Open was the only one of his four wins he has not led with 18 holes to go.

• The 17th winner this season to win after leading or sharing the lead going into the final round.

• Extends his lead at the top of the list for most Dutch wins to two, over Robert-Jan Derksen.

• The first time that the Netherlands have managed European Tour victories in consecutive seasons, with Luiten winning in 2013 and 2014.

• The first Dutch winner this season.

• The 15th different winner of the ISPS Handa Wales Open in the 15 years the tournament has been played.

• Is now 22 under par for his 12 rounds over The Twenty Ten Course.

• The Netherlands becomes the 12th different country nation to win the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• Gains his seventh win as a professional.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €375,780.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of the 2016 season.

• Would become the 19th European Tour win of the 2014 season by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Morten Ørum Madsen (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), Thomas Björn (Nedbank Golf Challenge), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), Pablo Larrazábal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Ross Fisher (Tshwane Open), Marco Crespi (NH Collection Open), Alexander Levy (Volvo China Open), Felipe Aguilar (The Championship at Laguna National),  Daniel Brooks (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Mikael Lundberg (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Martin Kaymer (US Open Championship), Fabrizio Zanotti (BMW International Open), Justin Rose (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open), David Horsey (M2M Russian Open), Marc Warren (Made in Denmark), Jamie Donaldson (D+D Real Czech Masters), Hennie Otto (71° OPEN D’ITALIA Presented by DAMIANI) and Joost Luiten (ISPS Handa Wales Open)

• Becomes the 348th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.
 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LUITEN, JoostNED18-14
T2FLEETWOOD, TommyENG18-13
T2LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-13
T4COLSAERTS, NicolasBEL18-12
T4DONALDSON, JamieWAL18-12
T4PEPPERELL, EddieENG18-12

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