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Ryan Fox slips to seventh in Canada

Ryan Fox has had an up and down final round at the Canadian Open
Ryan Fox finished tied for seventh at the Canadian Open after a mixed final round. PHOTO: PGA TOUR

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has finished tied for seventh in an up and down final round of the latest PGA Tour event, the Canadian Open.

Fox started the round tied for fourth and climbed to second before slipping back in the field, with an even-par final round 70 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday (Monday NZ Time).


He finished the tournament at 10-under, six shots behind the winner Robert MacIntyre of Scotland.

In an up-and-down round, Fox made six birdies and six bogeys, as he failed to make a move. He made four birdies - at the first, fourth, fifth and seventh holes - and three bogeys, making the turn at 11-under.

Back-to-back birdies at the 12th and 13th holes could not overcome bogeys at the 10th, 14th and 18th holes.

It was MacIntyre's first victory on the PGA Tour as he shot a two-under 68 for a one-stroke tournament victory. Left-handed MacIntyre, who earned his PGA Tour card via the DP World Tour Race to Dubai rankings, finished at 16-under.

On the PGA Tour Champions tour, Steven Alker also collected a top-10, finishing in a tie for eighth at the Principal Charity Classic.

Alker fired a six-under 66, which included eight birdies and two bogeys, in the third and final round at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday (Monday NZT).

The 52-year-old finished at 15-under, six strokes behind the winner, four-time Major champion Ernie Els, for his seventh top-10 result in nine events in 2024.

Alker needed a near-perfect round to vault into contention and he started well, with birdies at the third, fifth, seventh and eighth holes. After a bogey at the ninth, he birdied the 10th and 13th holes before another bogey.

Meanwhile, at the Women's US Open in Pennsylvania, Amelia Garvey had an improved final round, a three-over 73 to finish tied for 58th.

Her round at the Lancaster Country Club on Sunday (Monday NZT) included seven bogeys - four in a row from the 11th to 14th holes - and four birdies, leaving her at 14-over for the week, 18 shots behind the winner, Japan's Yuka Saso.

It was a breakthrough result for Garvey, who has struggled on the second-tier Epson Tour this season, making her first cut at a women's major and moving up 61 places in the women's world rankings to 590.


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