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Late third round slump costs Lee and Fox

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/11/2016

Victory appears beyond Danny Lee and Ryan Fox after a late slump derailed their third round at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.

The New Zealanders climbed as high as third midway through day three at the 28-nation tournament on Saturday before three bogeys over the last five holes crippled their charge.

An even-par 72 left Lee and Fox in a share of eighth on five-under, nine strokes behind runaway leaders Denmark.

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen are four clear of Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker, with China a further shot back.

The New Zealanders, adapted well to the alternate-shot format through the middle stages of their round at Kingston Heath, sinking birdies at the eighth, 10th, 12th and 13th holes.

"We played really well for probably 13 holes and I had a couple of wayward tee shots coming home and it cost us three shots unfortunately," Fox said.

"Danny played some great golf out there and for the most part we combined pretty well."

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