Wu Ashun scores four-stroke win at Kenya Open

Wu Ashun clinched victory at the Magical Kenya Open as a closing 65 gave him an emphatic four-stroke win in Nairobi.


Ranking

-16 Wu

-12 Long, Cockerill, Laurent

-11 Horsepower

-10 Pavon, Gavins

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Wu Ashun clinched victory at the Magical Kenya Open as a closing 65 gave him an emphatic four-stroke win in Nairobi.

Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson entered the final day with a four-stroke lead, but as he stumbled to a 76 and tied for eighth, China’s Wu was a picture of consistency as he claimed his fourth DP title World Tour.

The 36-year-old bogeyed the second but birdied the fourth and another par-five gain on the seventh started a four-straight birdie streak.

That gave him a two-shot advantage and with closest challengers Aaron Cockerill, Thriston Lawrence and Hurly Long finishing their rounds at 12 under, Wu knew exactly what he needed to do on the final holes, with birdies on 17. and 18 just put some gloss on his win as he finished at 16 under.

“It’s a very, very good feeling today to win this championship. It was very tough today, I played very, very well today and had seven birdies,” Wu said.

“After two rounds, I thought to myself, if I can make five cents every day on the weekend and finish 15 cents, I think I have a chance of winning the tournament.

“Today I was four strokes down and still playing to my plan. Five cents was my goal today and after 10 holes I had a good feeling and told myself I’m going to keep playing and make a few birdies and that’s fine.

England’s David Horsey finished five strokes behind, one without his compatriot Daniel Gavins and two ahead of Ferguson and Welshman Stuart Manley.

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