ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - R4

Fantastic Fox secures maiden win in Perth

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February 14-17
Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth, Western Australia
A$1,600,000

Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Ryan Fox claimed a convincing 3&2 victory over Adrian Otaegui to win his first European Tour title at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.

“I just felt really calm. Adrian helped me out on a couple of holes, but I felt really in control of things out there. It was nice to hole a couple of putts that mattered and I guess that makes it feel easy in the end.”

The New Zealander finished eight under par after 54 holes of stroke play in the innovative event at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, sealing a place inside the top eight and earning a bye into the second round of the six hole knockout stage on Sunday. 

“I always enjoyed match play as an amateur. I had a pretty decent record playing for Auckland in the Inter-provincial, and I grew up playing team sports, so you just get used to trying to beat someone and I quite like that. It’s different than trying to beat the golf course.

“Wasn’t too hard a switch in the end (from stroke play to match play). I guess it’s nice having the added bonus if you hit a bad shot, you’re only losing a hole. Although losing a hole in a six-hole match is a little harder than an 18-hole match. It’s a little bit of a freer format.

“I think the event’s been a success here the last few years, crowds are fantastic, and I’m sure that the concept will work in other places in the world.”

He still had to come through 25 holes in the final round to get his hands on the trophy, going to the shootout hole three times to beat Thai Jazz Janewattananond before claiming 1up triumphs over Norwegian Kristoffer Reitan and Ireland’s Paul Dunne.

The 32-year-old then jumped into a 3up lead against Spaniard Otaegui in the final and victory was his when the fourth hole was halved in pars.

“Obviously a little bit disappointed after losing the final, but it’s been a good week,” said Otaegui. “Second is a solid week. What I felt is that I went from low to up during the week, so that’s good as well. That’s a good feeling.

“It was a good day all day today. Played very good golf the first four games, just nothing went the way I wanted in the end, but still happy. I just try to give myself some birdie chances, which I did. I putted well. My short game was good as well. I just tried to go hole by hole doing my job, which I did well the first four games.”

Fox’s victory in his 79th European Tour event makes him the first winner from New Zealand since Danny Lee won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur.

In the battle for third, Dunne was 2up after two holes against Scott Vincent before the Zimbabwean won the fifth and sixth to take the match to the shootout hole.

Vincent then put his tee-shot into the grandstand for a bogey, with Dunne hitting the pin and sealing third place.


Round 1
Match 1
Daniel Gale
 
vs.
Adrian Otaegui
2 Holes
Match 2
Grégory Bourdy
 
vs.
Min Woo Lee
won PO on 3rd extra hole
Match 3
Benjamin Campbell
won PO on 1st extra hole
vs.
Clément Sordet
 
Match 4
Scott Vincent
3&2
vs.
Wade Ormsby
 
Match 5
Matt Jager
won PO on 1st extra hole
vs.
Andrew Martin
 
Match 6
Robert MacIntyre
 
vs.
Connor Syme
1 Hole
Match 7
Steven Jeffress
 
vs.
Jazz Janewattananond
1 Hole
Match 8
Panuphol Pittayarat
won PO on 2nd extra hole
vs.
Ben Evans
 
Round 2
Match 9
Per Langfors
 
vs.
Adrian Otaegui
2&1
Match 10
Thomas Pieters
 
vs.
Min Woo Lee
1 Hole
Match 11
Brad Kennedy
 
vs.
Benjamin Campbell
1 Hole
Match 12
Yuta Ikeda
 
vs.
Scott Vincent
2 Holes
Match 13
Paul Dunne
won PO on 2nd extra hole
vs.
Matt Jager
 
Match 14
Gareth Paddison
1 Hole
vs.
Connor Syme
 
Match 15
Ryan Fox
won PO on 3rd extra Hole
vs.
Jazz Janewattananond
 
Match 16
Kristoffer Reitan
1 Hole
vs.
Panuphol Pittayarat
 
Quarter Finals
Match 17
Adrian Otaegui
2 Holes
vs.
Min Woo Lee
 
Match 18
Benjamin Campbell
 
vs.
Scott Vincent
won PO on 2nd extra hole
Match 19
Paul Dunne
1 Hole
vs.
Gareth Paddison
 
Match 20
Ryan Fox
1 Hole
vs.
Kristoffer Reitan
 
Semi Finals
Match 21
Adrian Otaegui
3&2
vs.
Scott Vincent
 
Match 22
Paul Dunne
 
vs.
Ryan Fox
1 Hole
Match for 3rd & 4th
Match 23
Scott Vincent
 
vs.
Paul Dunne
won PO on 1st extra hole
Final
Match 24
Adrian Otaegui
 
vs.
Ryan Fox
3&2