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Fox secures top finish in Abu Dhabi

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/01/2017
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Birthday boy Ryan Fox has had no problem adjusting to his first full year on the European Tour, notching two top-20 finishes.

Kiwi golfer Fox, who turned 30 on Sunday, celebrated by closing with a one-under 71 to secure a share of 19th at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

The result follows a ninth placing in December's Australian PGA Championship, the opening event of the 2017 season.

It is an encouraging start for the world No 127, who found himself playing alongside American heavy-hitters Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler earlier in the tournament.

His eight-under tally was nine strokes behind English winner Tommy Fleetwood, who won his second European Tour title.

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