Luna Lands Victory in Morocco


Spain's Santiago Luna notched an easy win at the 31st King Hassan II Trophy in Morocco at Royal Dar Es Salam Golf Club by outdistancing American Steve Lowery by four strokes.
Luna, who beat Tiger Woods in the 1998 Dunhill Cup, strung together rounds of 73, 66, 69 and 70 for a 14-under-par 278.
France's Olivier Edmond and defending champion Joakim Haeggman from Sweden came in third place at 9-under par, and a pair of Frenchmen, Jean-Francois Remesy and Gregory Havret, finished together in fifth at 8-under.
'This is one of my favorite courses and I am sure if they played the Moroccan Open here, I could win it,' said Luna, who won the 1998 Hassan II Trophy and finished second behind Haeggman last year.
'This course has been my friend each time I play and it brings to an end a wonderful year - unbelievable for a player like me. I've only missed two cuts and this win this just a brilliant feeling,' commented Luna.
The victory earned Luna $73,000 and the coveted jewelled dagger, awarded to him by Prince Moulay Rachid.