The excited chanting rose in volume as Joost Luiten sought to echo the success of compatriot Daan Huizing, who won the Kharkov Superior Cup on the Challenge Tour. Both players from the Netherlands looked typically unperturbed as they completed their rounds to share in a sense of victory.
Just minutes after Huizing secured a two-shot win in the Ukraine, Luiten defeated Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off at Kennemer Golf Club. A par on the 18th was enough to give Luiten his third European Tour title - his second of the season - after Jimenez took three puts to hole out.
The Spaniard, already the oldest winner in European Tour history, began the day a shot behind playing partner Luiten, but quickly moved into the lead courtesy of a hat trick of birdies from the second and then carded another on the sixth. The 49-year-old later missed from two feet for a birdie on the 12th but soon enjoyed a two-shot cushion when he birdied the next and Luiten bogeyed.
However, the Dutchman would birdie the 14th hole after a superb approach to within five feet and got back on level terms on the next when Jimenez failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker. Both then bogeyed the 17th and parred the last to finish tied on 12 under par, Jimenez carding a 67 and Luiten closing out with a 68.
They returned to the 18th for the play-off and Jimenez needed a fairway wood for his second shot into a strong wind on the 400-yard par four, only just finding the front edge of the green. However, the 19-time European Tour winner rolled his birdie attempt six feet past the hole and missed the return shot, leaving Luiten to hole from three feet for the win. As his putt dropped into the cup there was a massive cheer from the packed galleries.
"Miguel was playing great, especially on the front nine when he started with four birdies in six holes and I was struggling a little bit," said Luiten, who won the Lyoness Open in Austria earlier this season. "I made a few mistakes and although I saved par each time I thought to just hang in there until the back nine and hopefully I can make a move there and that happened.
"It was my first year and a great week but it definitely gave me the taste for more and to win it now I can't believe it yet, it's unbelievable. I think tonight it will hit me. I don't know what it means for Dutch golf but it's pretty big. Maarten Lafeber won it in 2003 and that was huge, and to have another Dutch winner now I think it will help the game here and hopefully we can create more Dutch winners for this tournament."
Jimenez, who was seeking his 13th victory since turning 40, was magnanimous in defeat. "Joost played very well and there had to be only one winner," said the Spaniard.
"It was a tough day in the wind and not easy for anyone. I was happy to be in contention once more."
Simon Dyson, the three-time champion, held a share of the lead early in the final round after making three birdies in his first four holes but allowed his chances of a fourth win come to slip away when he scored a double-bogey on the 15th. The Englishman had to settle for a share of third place in the end, alongside Ross Fisher, Damien McGrane and Gregory Havret.