Wu Ashun claimed his fourth DP World Tour title after an exemplary final round display saw him overcome a four-shot deficit and secure a four-stroke victory at the Magical Kenya Open at Muthaiga Golf Club.

The 36-year-old was already the most successful Chinese player in the Tour’s history, and his latest title is also one for the annals as he became the first Asian winner in the 55-year history of Kenya’s national open.

Wu began the day four shots back from leader Ewen Ferguson, but the Scot struggled right from the off and opened the door to a wave of title contenders throughout a thrilling day at Muthaiga Golf Club.

Despite a bogey at the second, Wu forced his way back into the mix and a run of four successive birdies from the seventh hole launched him into a two-stroke lead. Thereafter, he was composure personified and a birdie-birdie finish rounded off a six under 65 – his best round of the week – for a 16 under par winning total.

Germany’s Hurly Long and Canadian Aaron Cockerill both enjoyed the best results of their DP World Tour careers, sharing second place with Thriston Lawrence of South Africa, winner of the season-opening Joburg Open, on ten under par. Ferguson, who led by four shots overnight, closed with a five-over 77 to finish tied ninth. He later admitted that the pressure of leading got to him.