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Ashun Wu 2018 KLM Open leaderboard

KLM Open leaderboard

The final KLM Open leaderboard from The Dutch, where Ashun Wu was victorious

 

KLM Open leaderboard:

PositionNameNationScore
1Ashun WuChina-16
2Chris WoodEngland-15
T3Thomas Detry
Hideto Tanihara
Belgium
Japan
-14
5Padraig HarringtonIreland-13
T6David Drysdale
Bradley Dredge
Soren Kjeldsen
Eddie Pepperell
Scotland
Wales
Denmark
England
-12
10Jordan SmithEngland-11

KLM Open Report

Ashun Wu won his third European Tour title at the KLM Open – making him the most successful Chinese player in European Tour history.

Overnight leader Chris Wood, in that position for the fifth time in his career, bogeyed his opening hole to fall into a three-way tie for the lead.

But making the turn in 34, it looked like he was in cruise control after back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th. His lead, though, slipped back to one after a double on the 12th.

Wu made his charge and birdied three of the final five holes. A fantastic 240-yard hybrid over water set him up with an eagle chance on the last.

From 10ft it was a no-nonsense two-putt which saw the 33-year-old card a four-under 67, setting the clubhouse lead at 16-under.

Wood, who has admitted to struggling off the tee all season, found the fairway on 18 but tugged his approach shot to the left side of the green, leaving him a mammoth eagle attempt.

The Englishman, in search of his fourth European Tour triumph, was fuelled by adrenalin and raced the putt by – leaving him with a nervy 10ft birdie putt to force a playoff.

It missed. He three-putted for a par and a round of 69, giving him his third runner-up finish of the season. All the glory at The Dutch was Wu’s.

Click here for the full round-up from The Dutch, including highlights

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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