3 Feb 2018

Fox bags rare albatross in KL

7:18 pm on 3 February 2018

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has scored a rare albatross to stay in touch with the leaders during the third round of the European tour event in Kuala Lumpur.

The New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox.

The New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Fox sank a 213-yard six-iron to card two on the par five first hole.

An albatross is rarer than a hole in one and Fox's is the first on the European tour this season.

The shot took Fox briefly into a tie with the tournament leaders.

He has since dropped back to a tie for eight after 16 holes, two shots behind the leading pack of four on 12 under.