Ryan Fox has bounced back from a disappointing second round to get back to even-par at The Open Championship, shooting one-under on moving day.
Having made headlines earlier in the week for breaking a 148-year Open Championship record for the lowest back nine in the tournament’s history, Fox struggled to continue that form in round two shooting four-over par to fall back down the leaderboard.
That wasn’t the case today as he started finding birdies again and moved up 15 places into a tie for 43rd.
Fox got off to a hot start making birdies on two, five, and eight with a bogey on six to make the turn at two-under par. He’d make a further two birdies at 10 and 18, but with three bogeys in the middle of his back nine he failed to go under par on the closing half again after his heroics earlier in the week.
Fox is 16 shots back of Northern Irishman Shane Lowry who leads by four at 16-under par for the tournament.
Lowry moved in the right direction on moving day shooting an eight-under par 63 to lead the final Major of year in his home country.
He’s no stranger at the top of the leaderboard going into the last round of a Major, having led by three shots at the 2016 US Open at Oakmont where Dustin Johnson was crowned champion.
Lowry will certainly be drawing on that experience as he tries to close out his first Major championship in front of his home fans. He leads by four over Englishman Tommy Fleetwood.
The last group is due to tee off at 12.47am, with Fox teeing off at 8.57pm.