Professional golfer Ryan Fox, from Beachlands, has tied for eighth with Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Caldwell at the British Masters.
The tournament was won by Renato Paratore on Saturday for his second career victory on the European Tour after closing with a 2-under 69 containing his first bogeys of the week.
Fox shot an impressive 68 in his final round, to end the tournament 11 under after a poor start to his third round where he had bogeys at the second, third and fifth holes.
Fox returned to the UK on July 17 to re-start his European Tour. “Been working hard the last couple of months and looking forward to some competitive golf again,” Fox said.
“Enjoyed being able to spend some time at home with friends and family and I Did manage to sneak a bit of fishing in too.”
Fox was pleased with his result. “Really enjoyed being back out there this week,” he said in a Facebook post.
Very happy with T8th first week back. Thank you to the @europeantour for all their hard work in getting us back playing in these difficult times.”
The tournament marked the start of the European Tour’s UK Swing, six events in England and Wales over the next six weeks devised primarily for ease of travel for players amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The venues for the six events are all within a three-hour drive of one another, scrapping the need for air travel to which players have become accustomed on the increasingly global tour. Players and caddies were being tested for the coronavirus on arrival and were having to check for symptoms and take a temperature test daily.