Wu the Man at Lyoness Open
China’s Ashun Wu took best advantage of Zander Lombard’s Day 4 slide, rallying to win the Lyoness Open by one stroke, firing a 13-under 275 in France on Sunday.
It’s Wu’s second European Tour title. He shot a 3-under 69 to go with his 7-under 65 on Saturday. He made up considerable ground on the front nine by firing six birdies, which offset his shaky start to the back nine – a double bogey on No. 10 a birdie on No. 11. He struck birdies on No. 13 and 15 and got a lucky break when Spain’s Adrian Otaegui bogeyed No. 17, avoiding a playoff.
The top three finishers all shot 69s on Sunday. The bogey was Otaegui’s lone blemish for the round. England’s Richard McEvoy finished third at 11-under with his own 69, but he bogeyed No. 18.
South Africa’s Lombard led by a stroke going into the final round despite a triple-bogey 7 on No. 9 on Saturday. He bogeyed the hole again on Sunday, then bogeyed No. 10 as well as double-bogeying No. 14 and bogeying No. 17 to wind up with a 74 on the day, tumbling to fifth place at 9-under.