Kiwis Mike Hendry and Ryan Fox have both got off to solid starts at their respective events by both shooting rounds of two-under par in what is a vital weekend for them both.

Ryan Fox who is playing on the European Tour opened with an adventurous round at the BMW PGA Championship which included four birdies, four bogeys an eagle and a hole out of the 17th.

This puts the Aucklander in a tie for 29th, five shots back of leader Lucas Bjerregaard, from Denmark, who leads by one at Wentworth.

The headline act, Rory McIlroy is two shots behind Bjerregaard at five-under par, which looked only too easy with a few simple errors costing him an even deeper round.


Hendry who is playing for a place in the 147thy Open Championship at Carnoustie also produced a satisfactory opening round to be tied 10thldsdf and within striking distance of the leader who is just two shots ahead at four-under par.

Playing at the Gateway to the Open, Mizuno Open where he finished runner-up in 2017 and secure his chance to play in his first Major Championship, Hendry will be looking to repeat those memories and get the chance to play with the best once again.

He handed in a simple looking card with just two birdies and 16 pars showing his consistency and ability to stay in the fight. From here he will be looking to build on this and hope a few more putts slide in.


On the PGA Tour, Danny Lee has signed for an opening round of even-par at the Fort Worth Invitational which has him a remarkable eight-shots behind leader, Kevin Na who opened the week with a round of eight-under, 62.

This means Lee is hovering close to the cutline and will have to add more spice to his opening round which included just one birdie and one bogey.

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