Fox finds touch to make cut

Herald on Sunday - - IN OTHER NEWS - By Niall An­der­son

Ryan Fox con­tin­ues to slowly re­dis­cover his form on the Euro­pean Tour, making the cut at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge in South Africa.

Fox slipped back­wards with a sec­ond round two-over 74, but safely made the cut at one-over af­ter his open­ing 71 at Sun City.

The 30-year-old Kiwi sits in a share of 24th, seven shots off the lead held by France’s Vic­tor Dubuis­son, but only a brief flurry of birdies away from mov­ing into the top 10.

A top 10 would be a wel­come change in for­tune for Fox, who fin­ished in a tie for 48th and 46th in his last two starts. Be­fore that, he had missed three straight cuts, and has not claimed a top-40 fin­ish since midSeptem­ber.

Also set to make a pay­day are the two Ki­wis playing on the PGA Tour, Tim Wilkin­son and Danny Lee.

Wilkin­son lost his PGA Tour card last sea­son, and is likely to play on the Tour when it starts in Jan­uary, but in the mean­time the left­hander qual­i­fied for this week’s OHL Clas­sic in Mex­ico.

He has started solidly, sit­ting at two-un­der when his sec­ond round was sus­pended af­ter 11 holes be­cause of dark­ness. The cut is at even par, and Wilkin­son will need to fin­ish his last seven holes smoothly to make the cut.

If suc­cess­ful, he will join Lee in playing the week­end. Lee carded a sec­ond round two-un­der 69 to move up 12 spots on the leader­board. Lee sits at three-un­der for the tour­na­ment, in a share of 44th.

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