Yang holds on for win in China Open


2009 European Tour

SUZHOU, China – South Korea’s Y.E. Yang has shot a 1-under 71 in wet and windy conditions, sealing a two-stroke win at the $2.5 million China Open.

Yang made his only bogey of the weekend at the Jinji Lake Golf Club’s tough 18th hole Sunday, leaving him with a 15-under total of 273, two strokes ahead of Welshmen Rhys Davies (67) and Stephen Dodd (69).

Yang, who was eighth at the Masters last week, said it has been a “long journey from Augusta earlier in the week and I’m a bit tired after a long week.”

Welshman Jamie Donaldson (73), Finland’s Mikko Ilonen (73) and Sweden’s Johan Edfors (69) shared fourth on 12 under, one ahead of England’ s Oliver Fisher (69).