Wu holds his nerve to win in Aus­tria

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Ashun Wu pro­duced an im­pres­sive fi­nal round of 69 as he sur­vived a late push from Spain’s Adrian Otaegui to win his sec­ond Euro­pean Tour ti­tle at the Ly­oness Open.

The 30-year-old be­came the first Chi­nese player to win on Euro­pean soil as he fin­ished on 13-un­der, one shot clear of Otaegui who nar­rowly missed a birdie putt on the last to force a play-off.

Wu had be­gan the day a shot be­hind South Africa’s Zan­der Lom­bard, but surged to the top of the leader­board with five birdies on the front nine at Di­a­mond Coun­try Club.

How­ever, that lead lasted just two holes as the world No. 222 found wa­ter with his ap­proach to the 10th to card a dou­ble bo­gey and then bo­geyed the 11th af­ter fail­ing to get up and down from a green­side bunker.

Wu bat­tled back though and re­gained the out­right lead with a birdie on the par-five 15th, but Otaegui birdied the same hole and also the 16th to join his play­ing part­ner on 13-un­der.

How­ever, Otaegui then failed to save par from short of the 17th green and with Richard McEvoy drop­ping his only shot of the day on the 18th, Wu was able to par the fi­nal hole to claim a mem­o­rable vic­tory.

CEL­E­BRA­TION TIME: Wu hugs his cad­die af­ter win­ning his sec­ond Euro­pean Tour ti­tle

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