Harrington falls short as Luiten claims Johor Open win

Johor Open final-round leaderboard

-15:
J Luiten (Ned)
-14:
D Chopra (Swe)
-13:
R Davies (Wal), J Morrison (Eng), P Harrington (Ire)
-12:
G Bourdy (Fra)
Selected others: -7:
C Montgomerie (Sco)
Padraig Harrington
Harrington has now claimed three top-10s on the European Tour in 2011

Ireland's Padraig Harrington has narrowly missed out on defending his Johor Open title in Malaysia.

The triple major champion finished finished tied for third on -13 in the rain affected tournament, two strokes behind first time winner Joost Luiten.

Dutchman Luiten fired a final round 66 to come from behind and win by one shot from overnight leader Daniel Chopra.

"I'm a little disappointed with the finished result, but you can't win them all," said Harrington.

"When you get that close and put yourself in contention you want to pull it off, but it's not always possible, and Joost obviously played very well today."

Harrington, who was tied with Wales' Rhys Davies and England's James Morrison, added: "I'm happy with my form, I'm happy with the way I'm playing, and most of all I'm happy with where my head was at."

The tournament at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club was reduced to 54 holes after heavy raid washed out Saturday's play.

"It's always tough to get your first victory," said Luiten, who finished joint fifth at the Singapore Open last week. "I have been close to doing so on a few occasions and I am relieved I have done it."

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