South Korea’s Y.E. Yang claimed victory in the Volvo China Open at Suzhou Jinji Lake GC by two strokes over Welshmen Rhys Davies and Stephen Dodd.

After finishing tied eighth in last week’s Masters, Yang made a 30-hour flight to Suzhou in China. But he showed no signs of fatigue in completing four excellent rounds to end the week on a total of 15-under-par.

Yang went 50 holes from Friday morning without dropping a shot before giving one up on the 72nd hole after finding sand from the tee. But, by that stage, the tournament was won and Yang could relax as he made his way up the final fairway.

With the victory Yang has climbed into the top-10 on the Race to Dubai standings as has Rhys Davies after his joint second place finish.

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen and another Welshman Jamie Donaldson were Yang’s closest challengers going into the final day, starting the round one shot adrift of the Korean. But the pair failed to get it going over the closing 18 holes and both fell back into a tie for fourth with Johan Edfors of Sweden.

Oliver Fisher claimed his fourth straight top-10 finish as he ended the week alone in seventh. The young Englishman is well on the way to re-earning his playing privileges after losing his card last season.

Volvo China Open
Suzhou Jinji Lake GC, China
April 15-18, purse $2,500,000, par 72

1    Y.E. Yang (Kor)        68    66    68    71    273    €311,707
T2    Rhys Davies (Wal)    73    70    65    67    275    €162,441
T2    Stephen Dodd (Wal)    69    71    66    69    275    €162,441
T4    Mikko Ilonen (Fin)    68    67    68    73    276    €79,425
T4    Johan Edfors (Swe)    68    71    68    69    276    €79,425

T4    Jamie Donaldson (Wal)    66    68    69    73    276    €79,425
7    Oliver Fisher (Eng)    73    65    70    69    277    €56,108
T8    Graeme McDowell (NIR) 70    70    70    68    278    €34,857
T8    Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)    64    70    75    69    278    €34,857
T8    Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel)    69    72    68    69    278    €34,857
T8    Henrik Stenson (Swe)    68    73    68    69    278    €34,857
T8    Alexander Noren (Swe)    71    67    70    70    278    €34,857
T8    Ross McGowan (Eng)    71    68    69    70    278    €34,857
T8    Do-hoon Kim (Kor)    64    69    73    72    278    €34,857
T8    Pablo Larrazabal (Esp)    66    69    70    73    278    €34,857

Note: Player scores in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only