Pieters claims victory at KLM Open

The Hague, Sep 14 (IANS) Belgian golf player Thomas Pieters won the 96th edition of the KLM Open at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Pieters, who claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Czech Masters two weeks ago, started the day two strokes behind leaders Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Lee Slattery, reports Xinhua.

Pieters walked the final round in 65 strokes and ended on a total of 261 (-19).

“I am very happy,” Pieters reacted. “This one is even cooler than the my first Tour victory.”

Spain’s Cabrera-Bello and England’s Slattery had started the final round tied at -16. Slattery finally came short one stroke, with a final round of 68 and a final score of -18, equal with Spain’s Eduardo de la Riva, who had a last round of 63.

Cabrera-Bello dropped to seventh place with a final round of 71 and a total of -15.

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