Tuesday, 10 September 2019
The International  (European Tour)
The International (European Tour)

Wu Ashun will begin his round on the back nine at 8.25am as he defends his title at the 100th KLM Open in Amsterdam.

Last year, Wu produced a stunning second shot at the par five last to card a nerveless birdie and win by one shot at The Dutch after overnight leader Chris Wood could only record a par.

He became the first Chinese player to win three European Tour titles and will begin his defence in esteemed company in a stellar field at The International.

The 34-year-old will have two time tournament winner and home favourite Joost Luiten and 2017 Masters Tournament champion Sergio Garcia for the opening two rounds.

The marquee group of the afternoon session has Matt Wallace, who is fifth in Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex, 2016 Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters and 2018 Masters Tournament winner Patrick Reed together - starting at 1.35pm.

Two time Major Champion Martin Kaymer is alongside former World Number One Lee Westwood, who has 24 European Tour titles to his name, and Trophee Hassan II winner Jorge Campillo ten minutes later.

American Troy Merritt will make his debut in the Netherlands - beginning at 8.35am - with last year’s runner-up Wood and three time European Tour winner Brandon Stone, while 2020 European Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington starts at 8.15am with Swede Sebastian Söderberg and Belgium’s Thomas Detry.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GARCIA, SergioESP18-18
2HØJGAARD, NicolaiDEN18-17
3WALLACE, MattENG18-15
4MORRISON, JamesENG18-14
5SHINKWIN, CallumENG18-13
6KARLBERG, RikardSWE18-12

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