Ashun Wu sticks to plan on way to winning Kenya Open

Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson sees four-shot lead disappear after closing 76

Ashun Wu cruised to victory at the Magical Kenya Open as a closing 65 gave him an emphatic four-shot win in Nairobi.

Scot Ewen Ferguson entered the final day with a four-shot lead of his own but as he stumbled to a 76 and a tie for eighth, China's Wu was a picture of consistency in picking up his fourth DP World Tour title.

The 36-year-old bogeyed the second but birdied the fourth and another gain on a par-five at the seventh started a run of four birdies in a row.

That gave him a two-shot advantage and with nearest challengers Aaron Cockerill, Thriston Lawrence and Hurly Long completing their rounds at 12 under, Wu knew exactly what he needed to do over the closing holes, with birdies on the 17th and 18th merely putting gloss on his victory as he finished at 16 under.

“It’s a very, very good feeling today to win this championship. It was very tough today, I played very, very well today and made seven birdies,” Wu said.

“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 10 holes I had a good feeling and I told myself I’ll keep playing and make a couple of birdies and it’s fine.”

England's David Horsey finished five shots off the lead, one clear of countryman Daniel Gavins and two ahead of Ferguson and Welshman Stuart Manley.

Niall Kearney finished his week with a two-under 69 to get to five under and a share of 34th position. Paul Dunne finished on one under after a final round of one-under 70, while Northern Ireland duo Jonathan Caldwell (73) and Cormac Sharvin (70) finished on three over and six over respectively.

Final Leaderboard

British and Irish unless stated, par 71

268 Ashun Wu (Chn) 69 68 66 65

272 Thriston Lawrence (Rsa) 69 66 71 66, Hurly Long (Ger) 68 68 70 66, Aaron Cockerill (Can) 70 68 67 67

273 David Horsey 69 70 65 69

274 Daniel Gavins 64 73 70 67, Matthieu Pavon (Fra) 69 68 68 69

275 Marcus Kinhult (Swe) 71 68 64 72, Adria Arnaus (Esp) 69 69 71 66, Oliver Bekker (Rsa) 71 70 71 63, Ewen Ferguson 66 67 66 76, Stuart Manley 70 71 67 67

276 Jorge Campillo (Esp) 70 69 65 72, Shubhankar Sharma (Ind) 65 67 75 69, Julien Brun (Fra) 68 71 69 68, Garrick Porteous 68 70 69 69

277 Marcus Armitage 69 73 67 68, Sebastian Garcia (Esp) 70 68 66 73, Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (Esp) 73 69 66 69, Lukas Nemecz (Aut) 68 70 69 70, Espen Kofstad (Nor) 69 70 68 70, Niklas Lemke (Swe) 70 68 71 68, Angel Hidalgo (Esp) 68 68 72 69, Lee Slattery 66 73 69 69, Max Schmitt (Ger) 70 69 69 69

278 Dean Burmester (Rsa) 67 69 76 66, Johannes Veerman (USA) 65 73 72 68, Thomas Detry (Bel) 71 68 66 73, Connor Syme 69 71 66 72, Richard Sterne (Rsa) 71 68 67 72, Santiago Tarrio (Esp) 70 69 70 69, Ricardo Santos (Por) 72 70 72 64, Jesper Svensson (Swe) 70 66 71 71

279 Antoine Rozner (Fra) 69 72 70 68, Jayden Schaper (Rsa) 70 67 71 71, Adrian Otaegui (Esp) 69 70 74 66, David Drysdale 70 71 69 69, Lorenzo Gagli (Ita) 70 68 70 71, Niall Kearney 70 71 69 69

280 Wil Besseling (Ned) 67 73 72 68, Renato Paratore (Ita) 68 71 73 68

281 Justin Harding (Rsa) 68 70 72 71, Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn) 67 66 72 76, Matthias Schmid (Ger) 69 71 64 77, Yannik Paul (Ger) 74 68 68 71, Craig Howie 70 69 68 74, Hennie Du Plessis (Rsa) 70 67 73 71

282 David Law 68 70 75 69, Scott Jamieson 69 73 64 76, Oliver Farr 70 71 69 72

283 Joachim B Hansen (Den) 71 69 69 74, Daniel van Tonder (Rsa) 68 69 75 71, Francesco Laporta (Ita) 68 73 71 71, Nino Bertasio (Ita) 69 72 69 73, Marcus Helligkilde (Den) 69 70 72 72, Frederic Lacroix (Fra) 70 72 70 71, Niklas Noergaard Moeller (Den) 72 67 69 75, Adrien Saddier (Fra) 75 67 70 71, Paul Dunne 70 72 71 70

284 Jacques Kruyswijk (Rsa) 68 73 69 74

285 Adrian Meronk (Pol) 71 68 81 65, Matt Ford 70 72 73 70, Jens Dantorp (Swe) 69 72 69 75

286 Njoroge Kibugu (Ken) 70 66 73 77

287 Jonathan Caldwell 76 66 72 73, Ashley Chesters 68 71 75 73, Ben Evans 71 71 75 70, Alfie Plant 70 68 72 77, Henric Sturehed (Swe) 72 70 73 72, Blake Windred (Aus) 71 68 74 74

288 Matthew Jordan 71 70 78 69, Chris Paisley 69 70 78 71, Bernd Ritthammer (Ger) 72 67 75 74

290 Sebastian Heisele (Ger) 72 69 73 76, Cormac Sharvin 70 72 78 70

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