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Alex Wu Ashen wins his second European Tour event in Austria!

Way to go Alex! Press release below:

 

China's Ashun Wu has claimed his second European Tour title after winning the Lyoness Open powered by Sporthilfe Cashback Card by a single shot.

The 30 year old, whose previous victory came at the Volvo China Open last year, finished the week on 13 under after carding a closing 69 on Sunday.

Spain's Adrian Otaegui finished second on 12 under, with Englishman Richard McEvoy another stroke back after dropping his only shot of the day at the 18th.

Beginning the day one shot behind overnight leader Zander Lombard, Wu opened his round with a birdie at the first to join the South African at the top of the leaderboard.

Wu grabbed the outright lead when he tapped in his birdie putt at the third, and despite hitting a tree branch with his second shot, he made a remarkable birdie at the fourth to extend his advantage to two strokes.

The 30 year old dropped a shot at the fifth but finished his back nine with a flourish, carding back-to-back birdies from the eighth to move to 14 under par and go three clear at the top of the leaderboard.

But after taking a penalty drop when his second shot went over the back of the green, Wu carded a double bogey at the tenth to slip to 12 under and see his lead over nearest challengers McEvoy and Otaegui reduced to one shot.

Wu then missed his eight foot par putt at the 11th to create a three-way tie at the top, before slipping into second place when McEvoy birdied the 13th.

A birdie at the 13th moved Wu back into a share of the lead before another gain two holes later saw him stand alone at the top of the leaderboard.

 

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