Luiten wins Johor Open

November 20, 2011

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (AP) - Dutchman Joost Luiten won the rain-shortened Johor Open on Sunday for his first European Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over Sweden's Daniel Chopra.

Luiten finished at 15-under 198 at Horizon Hills in the event also sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

``It's always tough to get your first major victory,'' Luiten said. ``I have been close to doing so on a few occasions and I am relieved I have done it.''

Chopra birdied three of the last six holes for a 70.

``I have learnt a lot from this tournament,'' Chopra said. ``Patience is always the key and although I had some fantastic rounds, today was just not right for me. But still finishing second has given me some encouragement.''

Ireland's Padraig Harrington, the 2010 winner, shot a 69 to tie for third with Wales' Rhys Davies (65) and England's James Morrison (69).

Defending champion Padraig Harrington of Ireland tied for third at 13-under along with Wales' Rhys Davies and England's James Morrison.