Kiwi number two Danny Lee has pulled out of next week's World Cup Of Golf in Melbourne.

The 28-year-old is coming off a second place finish at the latest PGA tournament in Mexico.

Radio Sport understands with becoming a new father, Lee didn't want to travel from the United States to Melbourne next week.

His decision leaves Ryan Fox looking for a partner, with Michael Hendry and Nick Voke the key contenders.

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Hendry appears first in line, as he was the highest ranked at the cut-off for entries.

New Zealand Golf is working on confirming a replacement.