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 4

Wu holds nerve to claim KLM Open title

September 16, 2018

Ashun Wu became the first Chinese player to win three times on the European Tour by making a birdie on his 72nd hole to seal a one-shot triumph over Chris Wood in the KLM Open.

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“It is very special for a Chinese player to play on the European Tour. I love to play here and to win three times feels amazing."

"This week was unbelievable. I am so happy.It was beautiful weather this week too and a lot of good golf was played here – I like this golf course very much. In particular thank you to my wife, who was here to support me."

"I want to thank my caddy, he was telling me to focus and I was just focused on every shot I played as best as I could. [...] The last couple of holes were unbelievable. The second shot of the last hole was an unbelievable shot. For me, the best shot of the week."

"We just fixed my swing at the beginning of the year and we still trust that we are going the right way. My coach and me were working very hard and he has flown to Czech Republic and Denmark to help me, so I think we are getting better and better and that's why I think last week I came in the top ten and then this week I won.”

The 33 year old, who previously won the 2015 Volvo China Open and the 2016 Lyoness Open, started the day one shot behind Wood, and it was those two who traded blows at the top of the leaderboard throughout the final round.

After four birdies and just one dropped shot, Wu reached the 18 th tied with Wood and after reaching the green in two on the par five hole he two-putted for birdie to take the clubhouse lead after a closing round of 67.

Knowing he needed to birdie the 18 th to force a play-off, Wood also reached the green in two but after seeing his eagle attempt sail past the hole the Englishman three-putted for par to hand Wu the title.

“I am gutted," said Wood. "I just hung in there all day and hit a couple of bad shots, but apart from two tee shots I didn't really miss a shot today. Although I know I'm still trying to make a lot of changes with my swing this is tough to take at the minute."

“I'm not one to look at what's going on. I just try to stick to what I do, although I did have a quick look on the last to get an idea of what I needed to do and I was just trying to hole it. My putting has been so good all week and it's just a shame that it let me down at the last – I didn't want to go back up the 18th ."

“I knew before that things were going in the right direction but when you get a chance to win you want to take it.”

With victory Wu claimed his third European Tour title in four seasons and became the first Asian winner of the KLM Open in the 99 th edition of the event.

Capping off an excellent weekend was Thomas Detry, who after believing he had missed the cut on Friday – causing him to drive home to his native Belgium – returned to card a course-record-equalling 63 yesterday and then sign for a five under par 66 today to claim outright third at The Dutch.

“What a week. Thinking I was missing the cut then going home on Friday and coming back to shoot eight under and follow that up with another good score in front of what feels like a home crowd today feels amazing."

“On Thursday I wasn't too happy with my game and felt that a weekend off might be good but here I am finishing in the top three so I am very pleased with the way I bounced back."

“I just followed on from how I played yesterday. I stayed patient and kept trying to hit fairways and greens and roll in a few putts down the stretch. I made a good one on 15 and to finish with two on 17 and 18 was also great."

“There are great crowds here, the weather was amazing and to play in front of my family and friends made it a great week.”

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Ashun Wu
CHI
-16
64
66
71
67
268
2
Chris Wood
ENG
-15
65
70
65
69
269
T3
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-14
68
70
63
69
270
T3
Thomas Detry
BEL
-14
74
67
63
66
270
5
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-13
68
70
65
68
271
T6
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-12
70
67
69
66
272
T6
David Drysdale
SCO
-12
69
65
69
69
272
T6
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-12
66
72
69
65
272
T6
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-12
66
73
68
65
272
10
Jordan Smith
ENG
-11
66
71
68
68
273
T11
Austin Connelly
CAN
-10
68
70
69
67
274
T11
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-10
66
69
71
68
274
T11
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-10
73
66
67
68
274
T11
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-10
68
69
70
67
274
T15
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-9
66
73
71
65
275
T15
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-9
69
64
68
74
275
T15
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-9
69
69
69
68
275
T15
Martin Kaymer
GER
-9
70
67
70
68
275
T15
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-9
67
71
64
73
275
T20
Alexander Levy
FRA
-8
69
68
73
66
276
T20
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-8
66
71
69
70
276
T20
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-8
70
67
69
70
276
T20
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-8
70
68
71
67
276
T24
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-7
69
72
70
66
277
T24
Haotong Li
CHN
-7
68
66
71
72
277
T24
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-7
66
72
71
68
277
T24
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-7
68
71
69
69
277
T28
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-6
71
68
65
74
278
T28
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-6
66
71
73
68
278
T28
Chase Koepka
USA
-6
69
71
73
65
278
T28
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-6
67
71
68
72
278
T28
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-6
67
73
71
67
278
T28
Josh Geary
NZL
-6
72
69
67
70
278
T28
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-6
70
70
69
69
278
T28
Sam Brazel
AUS
-6
69
71
68
70
278
T36
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-5
67
70
76
66
279
T36
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
69
71
66
73
279
T36
Lee Westwood
ENG
-5
68
71
75
65
279
T36
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-5
67
71
71
70
279
T36
Renato Paratore
ITA
-5
66
70
75
68
279
T41
Daniel Im
USA
-4
72
66
69
73
280
T41
Gregory Havret
FRA
-4
68
73
71
68
280
T41
Paul Peterson
USA
-4
68
69
72
71
280
T44
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
69
69
76
67
281
T44
Richard Bland
ENG
-3
70
70
69
72
281
T46
Adam Bland
AUS
-2
69
70
76
67
282
T46
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-2
71
66
74
71
282
T46
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-2
70
71
74
67
282
T46
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-2
67
72
71
72
282
T46
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-2
66
72
74
70
282
T46
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
68
73
74
67
282
T46
Steve Webster
ENG
-2
69
70
67
76
282
T53
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
69
72
68
74
283
T53
Mark Reynolds
NED
-1
73
68
73
69
283
T53
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
-1
67
72
76
68
283
T53
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-1
68
67
73
75
283
T57
Connor Syme
SCO
Par
69
70
72
73
284
T57
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
70
68
73
73
284
T57
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
Par
70
71
68
75
284
T57
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
69
70
74
71
284
T57
Matteo Manassero
ITA
Par
67
72
72
73
284
T57
Max Albertus
NED
Par
69
71
71
73
284
T57
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
70
71
70
73
284
T64
Johan Edfors
SWE
1
70
70
72
73
285
T64
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
1
74
67
70
74
285
T64
Sam Horsfield
ENG
1
69
69
77
70
285
T64
Sebastian Heisele
GER
1
73
68
72
72
285
T68
Bradley Neil
SCO
3
66
71
76
74
287
T68
David Horsey
ENG
3
69
72
76
70
287
T68
Kevin Stadler
USA
3
66
74
73
74
287
T68
Matthew Jordan
ENG
3
70
70
75
72
287
T68
Scott Jamieson
SCO
3
73
68
70
76
287
73
Henric Sturehed
SWE
4
67
72
75
74
288
74
Darren Fichardt
RSA
5
69
71
76
73
289
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
-16
268
2
Chris Wood
ENG
-15
269
T3
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-14
270
T3
Thomas Detry
BEL
-14
270
5
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-13
271
T6
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-12
272
T6
David Drysdale
SCO
-12
272
T6
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-12
272
T6
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-12
272
10
Jordan Smith
ENG
-11
273
T11
Austin Connelly
CAN
-10
274
T11
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-10
274
T11
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-10
274
T11
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-10
274
T15
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-9
275
T15
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-9
275
T15
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-9
275
T15
Martin Kaymer
GER
-9
275
T15
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-9
275
T20
Alexander Levy
FRA
-8
276
T20
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-8
276
T20
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-8
276
T20
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-8
276
T24
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-7
277
T24
Haotong Li
CHN
-7
277
T24
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-7
277
T24
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-7
277
T28
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-6
278
T28
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-6
278
T28
Chase Koepka
USA
-6
278
T28
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-6
278
T28
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-6
278
T28
Josh Geary
NZL
-6
278
T28
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-6
278
T28
Sam Brazel
AUS
-6
278
T36
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-5
279
T36
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
279
T36
Lee Westwood
ENG
-5
279
T36
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-5
279
T36
Renato Paratore
ITA
-5
279
T41
Daniel Im
USA
-4
280
T41
Gregory Havret
FRA
-4
280
T41
Paul Peterson
USA
-4
280
T44
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
281
T44
Richard Bland
ENG
-3
281
T46
Adam Bland
AUS
-2
282
T46
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-2
282
T46
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-2
282
T46
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-2
282
T46
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-2
282
T46
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
282
T46
Steve Webster
ENG
-2
282
T53
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
283
T53
Mark Reynolds
NED
-1
283
T53
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
-1
283
T53
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-1
283
T57
Connor Syme
SCO
Par
284
T57
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
284
T57
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
Par
284
T57
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
284
T57
Matteo Manassero
ITA
Par
284
T57
Max Albertus
NED
Par
284
T57
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
284
T64
Johan Edfors
SWE
1
285
T64
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
1
285
T64
Sam Horsfield
ENG
1
285
T64
Sebastian Heisele
GER
1
285
T68
Bradley Neil
SCO
3
287
T68
David Horsey
ENG
3
287
T68
Kevin Stadler
USA
3
287
T68
Matthew Jordan
ENG
3
287
T68
Scott Jamieson
SCO
3
287
73
Henric Sturehed
SWE
4
288
74
Darren Fichardt
RSA
5
289
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