Wu looking for Dutch delight

15 September 2018 04:22:24 EST

World No.344 Ashun Wu hopes he can turn a three-shot halfway advantage into victory at the KLM Open in the Netherlands this weekend.

The Chinese golfer is the surprise leader at The Dutch in Spijk after piecing together rounds of 64 and 66 and he's poured in 14 birdies to reach 12-under 130.

Made In Denmark runner-up Jonathan Thomson is his nearest rival at -9 while it's a further stroke back to Scotland's David Drysdale and, another Chinese player, Haotong Li.

Wu said after his second-round 66: "I had a very good start today. After two birdies on the first two holes I knew that my good feeling from yesterday was still there and I felt I could go on and make a lot more birdies.

"The wind came into play today and although it was not very strong it was still making it a lot more difficult. I really like the golf course here and its design so I am really enjoying this week.

"If the wind blows hard tomorrow it make things very tricky for us but if it stays still then you will have to go out and keep being aggressive and make lots of birdies."

Thomson, meanwhile, is thrilled to be back in contention again so quickly.

"I am hitting some great form and playing well, confidence is also getting higher and higher and that's all that matters to me at this part of the season," said the Englishman, who sits 155th on the Race to Dubai.

"Experiences like I had in Denmark are invaluable and every single week you have to go out and just draw on them.

"This is a fantastic course to play. I would go as far as saying it is in as good a condition as any course that we've played on Tour this year."

Wu, who is a two-time winner on the European Tour, is 1/1000 to claim the trophy, with Li 1000/1, Chris Wood 100/1 and Thomson 1000/1.

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