Fox makes hole-in-three in Scottish Open

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Fox hit his second ball, his third shot for the hole, straight into the hole for a hole-in-three.

They both may pale in comparison to the hole-in-three, which normally occurs when a player has hits their ball into a water hazard, re-tees and then knocks it in.

The flawless shot was still well worthy of celebration as a beaming Fox high-fived his caddy and playing partner on the walk to the green.

Fox said the fourth place finish keeps up his momentum heading into his second Open championship at Royal Birkdale later this week.

"I can't lie, I hit the first one straight out of the hosel [socket of the club head] and straight in the bushes and re-teed it with a wedge and hit a flawless shot. I was just happy to see it somewhere near the green, it dropped in and it limits the damage". "I don't think anyone saw it, thankfully, I think it landed in a nice big gorse bush".

Fox has finished tied for the fourth at the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links after a final round two-under 70 to take home 223,241 euros.

The 30-year-old finished on eight-under, five shots behind tournament victor Rafa Cabrera Bello, who beat England's Callum Shinkwin in a play-off. Cabrera Bello won in a playoff.

Fox shared fourth place in a five man group including Ireland's Padraig Harrington.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox captured one of the more memorable pars of his career during another top five finish on the European Tour.

He sits in 95th position, while compatriot Danny Lee is 77th.

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