China's Cheng Jun stepped out of the golfing wilderness and into the spotlight yesterday with a sensational five-shot victory in the US$400,000 Volvo China Open in his home city, Beijing. Twelve years after being selected from a sports academy to learn the game in Japan, it was fitting that he won his first major title in China. Cheng has had a troubled three years as a professional but this week everything came right and he was rewarded with the first prize of US$72,000. 'It feels like nothing I have ever felt before,' said an elated Cheng. 'It's a surprise and shock to have won - I don't know what to say.' With his textbook swing in full flow, the 28-year-old shot a final round two-under-par 70 for a four-round aggregate of eight-under-par 280 to win by five strokes from Australian Adrian Percey, who finished with a five-under-par 67. American Mike Cunning and South Korea's Mo Joong-kyung tied for third place on two-under-par 286. Hong Kong's Dominique Boulet closed with a 74 to tie for 23rd place. Cheng started the day six strokes ahead of second-placed Mo and Cunning but soon came under fire. Mo birdied four holes in a row starting from the second to go to four under for the tournament and lie two behind Cheng. It was, however, the closest anyone got to Cheng all day. The Chinese player made the turn in seven under par to lead by five from Mo. 'I really felt the pressure for the first five holes but I always felt that there was no way Mo could continue his form,' said Cheng. 'After the seventh I began to feel more confident.' On the 10th hole Cheng sunk a 20-foot, uphill putt for birdie to extend his lead to six strokes with seven holes to play and only a back nine of three-under-par 33 by Percey stopped Cheng from winning by a larger margin. Cheng twice lifted the China Amateur Open but has failed to live up to his potential and has been overshadowed by compatriot Zhang Lianwei , who adapted more quickly to the professional ranks.