Fox ends fine run on the podium in Perth

New Zealand’s Ryan Fox won his first European Tour title with victory in the ISPS Handa World Super 6 in Perth.

Fox ends fine run on the podium in Perth

New Zealand’s Ryan Fox won his first European Tour title with victory in the ISPS Handa World Super 6 in Perth.

Fox defeated Spain’s Adrian Otaegui 3&2 in the final at Lake Karrinyup after earlier narrow victories over Jazz Janewattananond, Kristoffer Reitan and Paul Dunne.

Dunne claimed third place after beating Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent on the first extra hole of the play-off for third/fourth place.

Fox, who lost a play-off to Russell Knox in the Irish Open last year, said in an interview broadcast on Sky Sports: “I’ve been close a couple of times and it’s certainly nice to get one over the line today in a place I hold pretty special. I’ve played a lot of golf here and always enjoyed myself.

“Adrian didn’t quite play to his best this afternoon but I’m quite happy to take advantage of that.

“I played great this afternoon and felt probably under the most control in all the matches so it was nice to finish in style.”

Dunne, who partnered Gavin Moynihan to victory in the GolfSixes event last year, added: “I’m good friends with Ryan so I’m happy for him. His first win has been coming for a long time. Obviously it’s at my expense so it’s a little bittersweet, but if I was to lose to anyone this week I’m happy it’s Ryan.”

Meanwhile America’s Nelly Korda added another chapter to her family’s incredible sporting pedigree in Australia with victory in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Korda carded a final round of 67 at The Grange Golf Club to finish 17 under par, two shots clear of Korea’s Jin Young Ko who surged through the field with a closing 64, the lowest score of the week.

Korda’s sister Jessica won the same tournament seven years ago, while their father Petr won the Australian Open tennis title in 1998 and her brother Sebastian won the boys’ singles title in Melbourne last year.

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