Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox ties fourth at Scottish Open after mixed final round

  • 17/07/2017

Ryan Fox has hit the shot of the day off a provisional ball in a mixed final round of the Scottish Open in Troon.

On seven under (-7) going into the sixth hole par three, Fox lost his first ball before having to hit another off the tee.

The provisional shot landed about 10 feet short of the hole before gently rolling in to leave Fox with par.

The Kiwi finished the tournament tied for fourth but will lament a lost opportunity to hit the winner's circle after after an indifferent round saw him in the hunt until almost the final hole.

Starting the day at six under (-6), Fox looked to be destined for a top three finish after shooting four under to be ten under par (-10) through 15 holes including the sixth hole "hole-in-three".

However, a loss of concentration saw him register two poor holes in succession on the 16th and 17th, dropping back to eight under (-8) for the tournament.

The 30-year-old then struggled on the 18th par five in which he'd hit an eagle in the first round followed by two birdies on previous days, registering a par.

He finished the day level with Australian Andrew Dodt, Irishman Padraig Harrington, American Matt Kuchar and Englishman Anthony Wall.

It is Fox's third top 10 finish in three weeks on the tour and see the Kiwi hit 14th on the 2017 Race to Dubai money list with a total of NZ$1.28m.

Fox will now head to Royal Birkdale for the third major of the year, the Open which starts on Thursday night (NZT).