Pro golfer Ryan Fox claimed his highest placing in a major with his 39th equal finish in the British Open at Carnoustie, Scotland at the weekend.
It caps a very good few weeks for the Beachlands player who took home US$41,375 ($60,959) for his 2 over effort for the championship.
Winner Francesco Molinari finished on 8 under and won $1.89m ($2.78m).
Fox had already earned Euro179,365 ($NZ310,000) to take his total season earnings to $2.26 million up until last weekend’s Scottish Open. He sits ninth on the European money list.
Fox finished sixth equal at the Scottish Open and narrowly missed claiming his first European Tour title in the Irish Open the weekend before. He finished second there.
Regarding his British Open finish on Sunday, Fox told the Times:”Yes it’s my highest placing.”
“It was a frustrating week. I played better than I scored but overall I’m pretty happy.”
Carnoustie brought a lot of misery too for many in the field.
“It was just a tough golf course. Conditions were fair but tricky on Friday in the rain and Sunday in the wind.”
Fox will have two weeks off before the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri in the US.