Golf – KLM Open: Wu Ashun In The Lead

Wu Ashun

In Thursday’s opening round, Wu Ashun stormed into a one-shot lead at the ongoing KLM Open with a dazzling seven-under-par 64.

After arriving in the Netherlands on the back of a top-10 finish in Switzerland, the 33-year-old continued his fine form with a bogey-free round at The Dutch. Birdies at the 4th and 8th holes, saw Wu achieve the turn at two under and five further gains between the twelfth and eighteenth saw him take a one-stroke lead from Chris Wood.

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Englishman Wood additionally turned in a faultless card, three birdies each on the front and back nine helping him to a score of six under.

Eddie Pepperell may have passed up on his selection in the upcoming Ryder Cup, however he is one of 13 players tied for 3rd in what is a congested leaderboard.

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Meanwhile, the vice-captains of Ryder Cup, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington are four shots off the lead in the wake of opening with rounds of 68.

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