Ashun Wu carded a final-round 65 to reach 16 under and cruise to a four-shot victory at the 2022 Magical Kenya Open.
The 36-year-old Chinaman entered the final day at Muthaiga Golf Club four off the pace but following a flurry of four straight birdies on Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 10, Wu secured the lead and never looked back.
Canadian Aaron Cockerill, South African Thriston Lawrence and German Hurly Long finished T2 on 12 under.
“It’s a big celebration, I’m so happy with my family here,” said Wu.
“It’s a very, very good feeling today to win a championship. It was very tough today, I played very, very well today and made seven birdies.
“After two rounds I told myself if I can make five under every day on the weekend and finish 15 under, I think I’ll have a chance to win the tournament.
“Today I was four shots behind and still playing to my plan. Five under was my goal today and after ten holes I had a good feeling and I told myself I’ll keep playing and make a couple of birdies and it’s fine.
“My short game was good today also, I saved a couple of pars, my putting was good to make birdies on the 17th and 18th, I’m happy.”
Wu became the third Chinese winner in European Tour (now titled DP World Tour) history when he won the 2015 Volvo China Open. Since then he’s added wins in Austria (KLM Open), the Netherlands (Lyoness Open), and now Kenya. He sits two victories clear of countryman Haotong Li.
Magical Kenya Open
Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Ashun Wu -16 (-6)
2. Hurly Long -12 (-5)
2. Thriston Lawrence -12 (-5)
2. Aaron Cockerill -12 (-4)
5. David Horsey -11 (-2)
6. Daniel Gavins -10 (-4)
6. Matthieu Pavon -10 (-2)
8. Oliver Bekker -9 (-8)
8. Adri Arnaus -9 (-5)
8. Stuart Manley -9 (-4)
8. Marcus Kinhult -9 (+1)
8. Ewen Ferguson -9 (+5)
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