China Open: David Howell finishes second to home winner Wu Ashun
|Volvo China Open final leaderboard|
|-9: A Wu (Chn); -8: D Howell (Eng); -7: E Grillo (Arg), P Meesawat (Tha), A Levy (Fra); -6: H Li (Chn); -5: R Ramsay (Sco)|
|Selected others: -4 T Hatton (Eng); -3: M Foster (Eng), S Benson (Eng), B Dredge (Wal); -2: J Morrison (Eng): -1: R Rock (Eng)|
David Howell narrowly failed to win his first European Tour title since 2013 as he finished a shot adrift of China's Wu Ashun in the Volvo China Open.
Wu, 29, finished on nine under after a final-round one-under 71 to secure a maiden European Tour title in Shanghai.
Howell, 39, looked on course to force a play-off until he bogeyed the par-five 18th to finish with a level-par 72.
Wu, who also plays on the Japan Tour, is the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event in his homeland.
"It is very special to be a Chinese winner at the China Open," he said.
"It is a great tournament and everybody is here, my friends, people from Pudong Golf Club and the China Golf Association. They helped me to play well and I did it."
Howell, who was fourth at last week's Shenzhen International, has won five times on the European Tour, most recently at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in September 2013.