Luiten hangs on to win Wales Open by 1 shot

Holland's Joost Luiten tees off on the 5th during day two of the Wales Open golf tournament at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales Friday Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/ Nick Potts/PA)
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NEWPORT, Wales (AP) Joost Luiten overcame a shaky start to shoot a level-par 71 and hang on for a one-shot victory at the Wales Open on Sunday.

Luiten opened with two straight bogeys but bounced back with three birdies on the back nine and then recovered from a poor tee shot on the 18th to make par for the victory. The Dutchman, who had led by two shots after the third round, finished with a 14-under total of 270.

It was Luiten's third European Tour victory and comes after he was overlooked as a captain's pick for next week's Ryder Cup in favor of Lee Westwood.

England's Tommy Fleetwood (67) and Ireland's Shane Lowry (7) shared second place.

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