11 Jul 2016

Ryan Fox claims second Rio spot

11:56 am on 11 July 2016

Golfer Ryan Fox has claimed the second qualifying spot for New Zealand at the Rio Olympics.

New Zealand's Ryan Fox during the second round of the British Open, 2015.

New Zealand's Ryan Fox. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

He edged out fellow Aucklander Mike Hendry after finishing in a tie for fourth at the Slovakia Challenge.

Fox needed to finish in a tie for seventh or better after Hendry finished fourth at the latest event on the Japanese golf tour.

Meanwhile New Zealand golfer Danny Lee finished in a tie for third at the Scottish Open on the European Tour.

Lee finished the tournament at 12 under par, two shots back from Sweden's Alex Noren.