• Wu leads, Van Zyl and Porteous start well

    Jaco Van Zyl
    Van Zyl started well

    Wu Ashun will take a one-shot lead into the second round of the KLM Open after firing a bogey-free 64 on day one at The Dutch.

    The Chinese arrived in Spijk off the back of a top 10 in Switzerland last week and continued that form with seven birdies to get to seven under.

    England’s Chris Wood was also blemish-free in carding a 65 in the morning and there was then a group of 13 players two shots off the lead on a very congested leaderboard.

    Wu is a two-time winner on the European Tour but needed the Access List to keep his playing privileges last season and, at 90th on the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, is finding his form at just the right time.

    Haydn Porteous opened with nine straight pars before a run of five pars in six holes from the turn. The young South African bogeyed the last to join Jaco van Zyl at -4 in the group sharing 16th place.

    Van Zyl, making his way back after a lengthy injury-enforced break, had a rollercoaster round that included five birdies, an eagle, a bogey and a double-bogey.

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