Golf: Kiwi Ryan Fox's stunning final round clinches second at Vic Open

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox has produced a remarkable final round to claim second at the European Tour's Vic Open in Geelong.

The 33-year-old carded a bogey-free eight-under 64, featuring two eagles and four birdies, to finish 17-under for the tournament, two shots behind winner Min Woo Lee of Australia.

The performance was Fox's first top-10 finish since winning the World Super 6 Perth European Tour title last February. 

He described his final round as "probably the best" of his career and it nearly gave him an outside chance of victory.

He eagled the last hole to close within a shot of Lee, who had bogeyed the 17th. 

But Lee, 21, kept composed and birdied the final hole for his maiden career title, emulating elder sister Minjee, who has won the women's Vic Open title twice. 

Ryan Fox celebrates his bogey-free eight-under 64 round.
Ryan Fox celebrates his bogey-free eight-under 64 round. Photo credit: Getty

"Probably the best round I've played in a tournament," Fox said. "I would not have thought 64 was out there at the start of the day. 

"I think the only saving grace, with this wind direction, is you either play a hole straight down or straight into. There are not too many cross breezes. 

"I made a couple of eagles, obviously, which was nice. I hit a lot of shots inside 15 feet and made a couple of those, which is not really what you expect to do today.

"I never really felt like I was under any pressure out there, which in conditions like this, that's always nice. Looks like it's going to be a couple short, but I'm certainly not complaining."

Fox will not defend his Perth title this weekend and will instead contest the WGC Mexico Championship from February 20-23 (NZ time).

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