City of Newport, Wales (SportsNetwork.com) -
In a final round where there was once a five-way tie for first place, Joost Luiten was able to emerge from the pack with an even-par 71 on Sunday to win the Wales Open by one shot.
Luiten, who entered the day with a 2-shot lead, finished the week at 14-under 270 at The Celtic Manor Resort. The win is Luiten's first of the season and fourth overall.
"After a poor summer, I wanted to finish the season well," said Luiten. I've been playing well recently and the more you get up there, the better. This is how you learn. You can't practice this on the range when you're coming down the stretch in the top five and just the more you do it, the better it is."