ONE OF US! Ashun Wu forced to chip onto members tee box after shocking drive

Pain in Spain for Wu on day two. 

ONE OF US! Ashun Wu forced to chip onto members tee box after shocking drive

China's Ashun Wu found himself just one shot off the pace when he made the turn in his second round at the Open de Espana on the DP World Tour

But then the wheels came off in dramatic fashion with three double bogeys in the space of five holes from the 12th.  

With all due respect to Wu, the best one of the three came on the par-4 16th hole after he clattered his drive into a tree 50 yards in front of him. 

Wu's ball richocheted off the tree and fell straight down into some deep rough short of the members tee box in front of him. 

Unable to progress his ball to the fairway some 100 yards away, Wu pulled out the lob wedge and chipped his ball onto the tee box in order for him to find a better lie with his third shot.


To his credit, he chipped the ball perfectly onto the tee box and then sent his third shot to within wedge distance for his fourth. 

From there, Wu found the dancefloor and then drained the putt from 12 feet for a third double bogey in five holes. 

Wu, who also doubled the 12th and 13th, bounced back with a birdie on the 17th and he parred the last for a round of 1-over 72. 

He now finds himself at 7-under par for the tournament and five shots off the pace currently set by Paul Waring and Stephen Gallacher.

Tournament favourite Jon Rahm, who is bidding to win the event for a third time, recovered from a slow start with a round of 68 and the Spaniard heads into the weekend just two shots behind on 10-under par.

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