European Tour

KLM Open 2018

September 13-16

The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands

€1,800,000

September 13-16

The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands

€1,800,000

Round 2

Wu stays strong in Spijk

September 14, 2018

Ashun Wu extended his overnight advantage at the top of the leaderboard by carding a second round of 66 to lead by three at the halfway stage of the KLM Open.

Wu stays strong in Spijk, © Getty Images

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The Chinese player, who is a two-time winner on the European Tour, followed up an excellent opening round of 64 by carding seven further birdies today en route to a five under par score of 66.

“I had a very good start today. After two birdies on the first two holes I knew that my good feeling from yesterday was still there and I felt I could go on and make a lot more birdies."

“The wind came into play today and although it was not very strong it was still making it a lot more difficult. I really like the golf course here and its design so I am really enjoying this week."

“If the wind blows hard tomorrow it make things very tricky for us but if it stays still then you will have to go out and keep being aggressive and make lots of birdies.”

Wu, who began the day with a one-shot advantage over Chris Wood, was again in fine form at The Dutch and sits three clear of his nearest challenger Jonathan Thomson of England after 36 holes.

Thomson, who is a European Tour rookie after coming through Qualifying School last year, found himself seven under par after nine holes thanks to a sublime stretch of six consecutive gains which saw him reach the turn in 29.

The 22 year old would eventually sign for a seven under par score of 64 – the joint lowest round of the week at The Dutch.

“It was a phenomenal start really. I rolled in a 40-footer for birdie on the first, I got up and down on the next, then it was just flowing."

“It got a little bit trickier on the back nine as the wind got up a little bit and then I made a couple of silly decisions out there. Having that front nine it's inevitable as you can't just be a robot for 18 holes."

“This is a fantastic course to play. I would go as far as saying it is in as good a condition as any course that we've played on Tour this year."

“I am hitting some great form and playing well, confidence is also getting higher and higher and that's all that matters to me at this part of the season."

“Experiences like I had in Denmark are invaluable and every single week you have to go out and just draw on them.”

One shot further back from Thomson are Scotland's David Drysdale and China's Haotong Li. Drysdale, who currently sits in 118 th place in the Race to Dubai, reeled off six gains for a blemish-free 65 while Li birdied his final two holes to go into the weekend with a chance of becoming the first Chinese winner of the KLM Open, along with countryman Wu.

“I haven't played fantastic this season," said Drysdale. "I know that, but you keep working hard and you always think that there is some good golf coming around the corner."

“I actually played lovely yesterday but I missed a lot of opportunities. I was a little bit frustrated to only be a couple under, so it was great today to see the putts drop."

“My ball-striking and my iron play have been a real strength today – I hit a lot of greens. My putting has been pretty solid too but it is my iron play that has really been the difference."

“In the last couple of weeks there has been some good stuff and I am looking forward to the weekend.”

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Ashun Wu
CHI
-12
64
66
130
2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-9
69
64
133
T3
David Drysdale
SCO
-8
69
65
134
T3
Haotong Li
CHN
-8
68
66
134
T5
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-7
66
69
135
T5
Chris Wood
ENG
-7
65
70
135
T5
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-7
68
67
135
8
Renato Paratore
ITA
-6
66
70
136
T9
Alexander Levy
FRA
-5
69
68
137
T9
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-5
66
71
137
T9
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-5
71
66
137
T9
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-5
66
71
137
T9
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-5
70
67
137
T9
Bradley Neil
SCO
-5
66
71
137
T9
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-5
67
70
137
T9
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
66
71
137
T9
Martin Kaymer
GER
-5
70
67
137
T9
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-5
70
67
137
T9
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-5
68
69
137
T9
Paul Peterson
USA
-5
68
69
137
T21
Austin Connelly
CAN
-4
68
70
138
T21
Daniel Im
USA
-4
72
66
138
T21
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-4
66
72
138
T21
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-4
70
68
138
T21
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
69
69
138
T21
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-4
67
71
138
T21
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-4
68
70
138
T21
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-4
69
69
138
T21
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
66
72
138
T21
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
67
71
138
T21
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-4
66
72
138
T21
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-4
68
70
138
T21
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-4
67
71
138
T21
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-4
69
69
138
T21
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
70
68
138
T36
Adam Bland
AUS
-3
69
70
139
T36
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-3
71
68
139
T36
Connor Syme
SCO
-3
69
70
139
T36
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
73
66
139
T36
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-3
67
72
139
T36
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-3
66
73
139
T36
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
69
70
139
T36
Lee Westwood
ENG
-3
68
71
139
T36
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-3
67
72
139
T36
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
67
72
139
T36
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-3
68
71
139
T36
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
-3
67
72
139
T36
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
66
73
139
T36
Steve Webster
ENG
-3
69
70
139
T50
Chase Koepka
USA
-2
69
71
140
T50
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-2
69
71
140
T50
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
67
73
140
T50
Johan Edfors
SWE
-2
70
70
140
T50
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-2
69
71
140
T50
Kevin Stadler
USA
-2
66
74
140
T50
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
70
70
140
T50
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-2
70
70
140
T50
Max Albertus
NED
-2
69
71
140
T50
Richard Bland
ENG
-2
70
70
140
T50
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
69
71
140
T61
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-1
69
72
141
T61
David Horsey
ENG
-1
69
72
141
T61
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
70
71
141
T61
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
68
73
141
T61
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
70
71
141
T61
Josh Geary
NZL
-1
72
69
141
T61
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
69
72
141
T61
Mark Reynolds
NED
-1
73
68
141
T61
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-1
74
67
141
T61
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
68
73
141
T61
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
73
68
141
T61
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-1
73
68
141
T61
Simon Khan
ENG
-1
70
71
141
T61
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
66
76
142
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
74
68
142
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
Par
72
70
142
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
67
75
142
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
1
71
72
143
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
1
69
74
143
CUT
Jerry Ji
NED
1
70
73
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
71
72
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
1
71
72
143
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
1
71
72
143
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
1
74
69
143
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
72
71
143
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
69
75
144
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
2
71
73
144
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
2
71
73
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
74
70
144
CUT
Davey Porsius
NED
2
74
70
144
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
2
75
69
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
69
75
144
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
2
68
76
144
CUT
Koen Kouwenaar
NED
2
74
70
144
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
2
74
70
144
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
2
70
74
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
72
72
144
CUT
Reinier Saxton
NED
2
73
71
144
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
2
72
72
144
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
2
69
75
144
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
2
71
73
144
CUT
David Howell
ENG
3
73
72
145
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
3
70
75
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
3
72
73
145
CUT
Luke Joy
ENG
3
72
73
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
3
75
70
145
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
3
73
72
145
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
76
69
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
4
72
74
146
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
4
72
74
146
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
4
71
75
146
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
4
69
77
146
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
4
67
79
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
4
69
77
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
77
70
147
CUT
Jamie Elson
ENG
6
74
74
148
CUT
Jurrian van der Vaart
NED
6
72
76
148
CUT
Lukas Euler
GER
6
75
73
148
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
7
73
76
149
CUT
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
7
75
74
149
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
7
70
79
149
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
7
73
76
149
CUT
Robbie van West
NED
7
73
76
149
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
7
74
75
149
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
8
77
73
150
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
8
73
77
150
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
9
80
71
151
CUT
Kiet van der Weele
NED
9
77
74
151
CUT
Ralph Miller
NED
9
72
79
151
CUT
Dylan Boshart
NED
10
76
76
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
10
76
76
152
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
10
77
75
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
12
70
84
154
CUT
Simon Dyson
ENG
12
74
80
154
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
14
78
78
156
CUT
Maarten Bosch
NED
20
80
82
162
CUT
Stan Kraai
NED
21
78
85
163
CUT
Aydan Verdonk
NED
27
83
86
169
RET
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
72
-
72
RET
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
78
-
78
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
71
-
71
RET
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
72
-
72
RET
Mark Foster
ENG
Par
70
-
70
RET
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
Par
82
-
82
RET
Scott Hend
AUS
Par
-
-
0
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Ashun Wu
CHI
-12
130
2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-9
133
T3
David Drysdale
SCO
-8
134
T3
Haotong Li
CHN
-8
134
T5
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-7
135
T5
Chris Wood
ENG
-7
135
T5
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-7
135
8
Renato Paratore
ITA
-6
136
T9
Alexander Levy
FRA
-5
137
T9
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-5
137
T9
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-5
137
T9
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-5
137
T9
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-5
137
T9
Bradley Neil
SCO
-5
137
T9
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-5
137
T9
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
137
T9
Martin Kaymer
GER
-5
137
T9
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-5
137
T9
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-5
137
T9
Paul Peterson
USA
-5
137
T21
Austin Connelly
CAN
-4
138
T21
Daniel Im
USA
-4
138
T21
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-4
138
T21
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-4
138
T21
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
138
T21
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-4
138
T21
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-4
138
T21
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-4
138
T21
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
138
T21
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
138
T21
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-4
138
T21
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-4
138
T21
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-4
138
T21
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-4
138
T21
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
138
T36
Adam Bland
AUS
-3
139
T36
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-3
139
T36
Connor Syme
SCO
-3
139
T36
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
139
T36
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-3
139
T36
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-3
139
T36
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
139
T36
Lee Westwood
ENG
-3
139
T36
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-3
139
T36
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
139
T36
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-3
139
T36
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
-3
139
T36
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
139
T36
Steve Webster
ENG
-3
139
T50
Chase Koepka
USA
-2
140
T50
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-2
140
T50
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
140
T50
Johan Edfors
SWE
-2
140
T50
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-2
140
T50
Kevin Stadler
USA
-2
140
T50
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
140
T50
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-2
140
T50
Max Albertus
NED
-2
140
T50
Richard Bland
ENG
-2
140
T50
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
140
T61
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-1
141
T61
David Horsey
ENG
-1
141
T61
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
141
T61
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
141
T61
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
141
T61
Josh Geary
NZL
-1
141
T61
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
141
T61
Mark Reynolds
NED
-1
141
T61
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-1
141
T61
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
141
T61
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
141
T61
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-1
141
T61
Simon Khan
ENG
-1
141
T61
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
141
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
142
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
142
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
Par
142
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
Par
142
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
142
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
Par
142
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
142
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
142
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
142
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
142
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
Par
142
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
142
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
142
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
1
143
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
1
143
CUT
Jerry Ji
NED
1
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
1
143
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
143
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
1
143
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
1
143
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
143
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
144
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
2
144
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
2
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
144
CUT
Davey Porsius
NED
2
144
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
2
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
144
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
2
144
CUT
Koen Kouwenaar
NED
2
144
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
2
144
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
2
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
144
CUT
Reinier Saxton
NED
2
144
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
2
144
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
2
144
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
2
144
CUT
David Howell
ENG
3
145
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
3
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
3
145
CUT
Luke Joy
ENG
3
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
3
145
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
3
145
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
4
146
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
4
146
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
4
146
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
4
146
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
4
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
4
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
147
CUT
Jamie Elson
ENG
6
148
CUT
Jurrian van der Vaart
NED
6
148
CUT
Lukas Euler
GER
6
148
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
7
149
CUT
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
7
149
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
7
149
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
7
149
CUT
Robbie van West
NED
7
149
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
7
149
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
8
150
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
8
150
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
9
151
CUT
Kiet van der Weele
NED
9
151
CUT
Ralph Miller
NED
9
151
CUT
Dylan Boshart
NED
10
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
10
152
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
10
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
12
154
CUT
Simon Dyson
ENG
12
154
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
14
156
CUT
Maarten Bosch
NED
20
162
CUT
Stan Kraai
NED
21
163
CUT
Aydan Verdonk
NED
27
169
RET
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
72
RET
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
78
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
71
RET
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
72
RET
Mark Foster
ENG
Par
70
RET
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
Par
82
RET
Scott Hend
AUS
Par
0