Wonderful Wu storms into KLM Open lead

Wu Ashun stormed into a one-shot lead of the KLM Open with a dazzling seven-under-par 64 in Thursday's opening round.

The 33-year-old arrived in the Netherlands on the back of a top-10 finish in Switzerland last weekend and continued that fine form with a bogey-free round at The Dutch.

Birdies at the fourth and eighth holes saw Wu reach the turn at two under and five further gains between the 12th and 18th saw him take a one-stroke lead from Chris Wood.

Englishman Wood also turned in a flawless card, three birdies apiece on the front and back nine helping him to a score of six under.

Eddie Pepperell may have missed out on Ryder Cup selection, but he is one of 13 players tied for third in what is a congested leaderboard.

Ryder Cup vice-captains Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington are four shots off the lead after opening with rounds of 68.

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