New Zealand golfers Ryan Fox and Mark Brown have both made the cut at their respective events in Europe this morning.

Brown has made his first cut on the European Tour since April 2014, sitting at even-par after two rounds of the Russian Open.

The Johnnie Walker Classic winner in 2008 was teeing up on the Tour for the first time in five months, but put in a good showing with rounds of 72 and 70 seeing him make the cut on the number.

After a double-bogey on 17 in his first round saw Brown card a one-over par 72, a back-nine 34 this morning moved him up 14 spots on the leaderboard and helped to sneak inside the cut line. Welshman Bradley Dredge leads at 10-under.


On the second-tier Challenge Tour, Fox has kept up his good form with a ninth consecutive made cut.

After opening with a two-over par 72, Fox made his move this morning with a two-under par 68 to sit at even-par, in a tie for 29th.

Fox is seven shots off the lead held by Scotland's David Law.

Despite having only played in six Challenge Tour events, Fox is fourth on the money list, and with the top 15 at the end of the season receiving their European Tour cards, he is odds-on to be a full-time member on Europe's elite tour next season.