Golf: Kiwi Ryan Fox nails hole-in-one in DP Tour event at Dubai

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox has scored an ever-elusive hole-in-one during his third round at the DP Tour's Dubai Desert Classic.

After starting his day with a pair of bogeys and a par, Fox stepped up to the fourth tee and sank the first ace of the tournament.

Using his nine iron, the 35-year-old found the green and watched the ball roll approximately five feet, then disappear into the hole.

Fox celebrated by high-fiving his caddie, as onlookers applauded.

The world No.217 rode his momentum to a strong finish, carding five birdies through the final 10 holes to finish with a round of three under-par 69 and sit tied for 33rd, 10 shots off the pace.

"Very colourful today, but a good day overall," Fox tweets. "Was pretty excited to have my first hole-in-one on tour as well.

"Hopefully a low one in there tomorrow."

South Africa's Justin Harding sits stop the leaderboard at 12-under overall, followed by Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy.