FOX FINISHES 4TH ON EUROPEAN TOUR

16/07/2017

Ryan Fox has continued his run of form to finish tied fourth at the Scottish Open overnight and now sits 14th in the Race to Dubai Standings.

After a final round of two-under 70 at the Dundonald Links Golf Club, Fox finished five shots off the lead to record his third top ten in as many weeks with the added bonus of nearly $350,000 NZD.

His final round was played in typical Fox fashion with five birdies and three bogeys. However, things looked in danger on the par three sixth where he went out of bounds from the tee. Fox then hit his second ball from the tee, his third shot for the hole, which went straight in for a bizarre hole-in-three.

"Not the only hole-in-three I've heard of, a mate had one back home. It was pretty cool to be able to do that today," said Fox after his round.

"I hit probably the worst shot I've hit as a pro followed by the best shot I've hit as a pro."

This result lifts Fox from 28th to 14th in the Race to Dubai standings, which puts him ahead of players such as Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy making him more than likely to secure his tour card for next season.

Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello and England's Callum Shinkwin ended the week tied for the lead where Cabrera Bello defeated Shinkwin in a playoff hole with a birdie.

On the world’s second largest tour, Fox is playing consistently well which will give him huge confidence ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale starting this Thursday where he will be joined by Mike Hendry. The two are also playing a practise round together on Tuesday.

Lydia Ko has completed a tough weekend on the LPGA tour with a two-over 74 in the final round at the US Women’s Open this morning.

The two-time major champion has finished the tournament in a share of 33rd place.

Ko had three bogeys and a birdie today to end the event well off the pace after a very positive opening round of four-under par.


There were no Kiwis to be seen on the PGA Tour this weekend with Danny Lee withdrawing through injury and both Tim Wilkinson and Steven Alker missing the cut. Lee is currently second reserve for The Open this week, but is looking unlikely to play at this stage.

 

 

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