Ryan Fox grabs first European Tour win in Perth

New Zealand’s Ryan Fox has claimed his maiden European Tour victory after winning the ISPA HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

Ryan Fox has finally broken through for his first European Tour victory claiming theĀ ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup.

Fox has been close to victory before along with a few decent finishes at the majors but never quite claimed a trophy on the European Tour.

Until today.

Fox claimed victory with a 3&2 victory in the final against Spain’s Adrian Otaegui on a final day that saw the top-24 players from the previous 54 holes of stroke-play battle it out n match play format over a series of six hole matches.

“I’ve been close a couple of times and it was certainly nice to get one over the line today in a place I hold pretty special,” Fox said.

“There was some scrappy stuff in there but I got out of trouble when I needed to and I played great today in the final. Adrian didn’t quite play to his best this afternoon but I’m quite happy to take advantage of that.”

The European Tour reports that although the final was a blowout, it wasn’t an easy ride to there for Fox:

The New Zealander finished eight under after 54 holes of stroke play to earn a bye into the last 16 of the six hole knockout stages but he still had to come through 25 holes on Sunday to lift the trophy at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

He needed three trips to the Shootout hole to beat Thai Jazz Janewattananond before claiming 1up triumphs over Norwegian Kristoffer Reitan and Ireland’s Paul Dunne.

The 32-year-old then jumped out into a 3up lead against Otaegui in the final and victory was his when the fourth was halved in pars.

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