8 Sep 2017

Ko and Fox firing together

11:01 am on 8 September 2017

New Zealanders Ryan Fox and Lydia Ko are both off to good starts in their respective golf tournaments in Switzerland and the United States.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko Photo: Photosport

Former world number one Ko has struggled for form this year. She's yet to win a tournament and has slid to eighth in the world rankings after missing the cut in two of her last three outings.

But she's got her game underway in the inaugural Indy Women in Tech tournament in Indiana and has carded a seven under 65 in the first round putting her in fourth place two strokes behind the American leader Lexi Thompson.

Ko's hoping to turn her recent form slump around in time to host the New Zealand Women's Open at the new Windross Farm golf course just south of Auckland later this month.

The New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox.

The New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Fox is in a share for fourth at five under after he carded a 65 in his opening round.

The 30-year-old mixed eight birdies with a bogey and double bogey.

Fox remains on track to finish inside the European Tour's top 30 players of the season in the annual Race to Dubai standings.

He's currently 21st in his first full year on the European Tour, but could move further up the ladder with a strong finish this weekend.

Fox has had three top 10 finishes this year including two tie for fourths at the Irish and Scottish Opens in July.