Ras Al Khaimah Classic R1

Ryan Fox takes opening lead

Ras Al Khaimah Classic 2022 R1
February 10-13
Al Hamra GC, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
$2,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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New Zealander Ryan Fox matched his career-lowest round to take a two-shot lead at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic on Thursday. His 9-under 63 matched last week’s course record at Al Hamra Golf Club.

“It was nice to get in the zone, I just felt like I had control of the golf ball.”

Fox missed the cut at last week’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship due to a back injury but appears to have recovered.

“I probably need to throw a couple of thanks out too, I struggled last week here with my back and I have my physio out here, and the Tour physio has helped me out over the weekend and I feel 100 per cent this week which was nice.”


Ras Al Khaimah Classic 2022 R1

“Shaun Norris was nice enough to give me a putting tip on Tuesday when we played a practice round together and that seemed to work pretty well too so big shout-out to those guys.

“I hit it in the greenside trap a couple of times and got up and down. It is the kind of golf course where you feel like you’ve got a lot of opportunities and it was nice to take advantage of those today and then hole a couple of longer putts on some of the tougher holes to keep the round going.

“I worked hard today on just focusing on every shot, obviously my body felt a bit better today than last week, I felt like I could do what I wanted to do and I wasn’t fighting it so hopefully I wake up tomorrow feeling good and I can keep doing what I’m doing.”

Ricardo Gouveia of Portugal lies in second place at 7-under.


Ras Al Khaimah Classic 2022 R1


Ras Al Khaimah Classic 2022 R1

One shot further back likes a group of nine players at 6-under that incldes Englishmen Richard Bland and Andrew Wilson and Scotsmen David Drysdale and Robert MacIntyre.


Ras Al Khaimah Classic 2022 R1

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1FOX, Ryan-963
2GOUVEIA, Ricardo*-765
3PAUL, Yannik-666
LAPORTA, Francesco*-666
WILSON, Andrew-666
BLAND, Richard*-666
SODERBERG, Sebastian-666
DRYSDALE, David*-666
MACINTYRE, Robert-666
SCRIVENER, Jason-666
LUITEN, Joost-666
12FARR, Oliver*-567
ARMITAGE, Marcus*-567
NORRIS, Shaun*-567
STONE, Brandon*-567
HEND, Scott-567
BJÖRK, Alexander-567
LONG, Hurly*-567
HOWIE, Craig*-567
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz-567
ANTCLIFF, Maverick*-567
22GUERRIER, Julien-468
KAWAMURA, Masahiro*-468
HARDING, Justin*-468
WALTERS, Justin-468
LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo*-468
PAVON, Matthieu-468
AL KURDI, Shergo*-468
KIEFFER, Maximilian-468
30MCEVOY, Richard*-369
MØLLER, Niklas Nørgaard-369
HANSEN, Joachim B.*-369
JORDAN, Matthew-369
SYME, Connor-369
NEMECZ, Lukas*-369
HØJGAARD, Rasmus*-369
MORRISON, James*-369
OTAEGUI, Adrian*-369
ORMSBY, Wade-369
LORENZO-VERA, Mike*-369
BROBERG, Kristoffer-369
STERNE, Richard*-369
ROCK, Robert*-369
CANTER, Laurie-369
LAW, David-369
LI, Haotong-369
CABRERA BELLO, Rafa-369
BRUN, Julien*-369
RAMSAY, Richie*-369
LEON, Hugo*-369
BESSELING, Wil*-270
COETZEE, George-270
DONALDSON, Jamie*-270
DETRY, Thomas*-270
ARNAUS, Adri*-270
WU, Ashun*-270
VAN TONDER, Daniel*-270
TARRIO, Santiago*-270
HEISELE, Sebastian*-270
BHULLAR, Gaganjeet*-270
McGOWAN, Ross*-270
FISHER, Ross*-270
SULLIVAN, Andy-270
PULKKANEN, Tapio-270
KINHULT, Marcus-270
GAVINS, Daniel-270
67CAMPILLO, Jorge*-171
MOLINARI, Edoardo-171
MERONK, Adrian*-171
VAN DRIEL, Darius-171
PARATORE, Renato-171
GREEN, Gavin-171
LAGERGREN, Joakim-171
PEPPERELL, Eddie*-171
ELVIRA, Nacho-171
FICHARDT, Darren*-171
KOFSTAD, Espen*-171
SIEM, Marcel*-171
HØJGAARD, Nicolai-171
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*-171
KARLBERG, Rikard*-171
HUIZING, Daan*-171
ROUSSEL, Robin*-171
84JAMIESON, Scott*Par72
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, SebastianPar72
QUIROS, AlvaroPar72
SMITH, Jordan*Par72
BERTASIO, NinoPar72
GUPTA, Arjun (AM)Par72
PAVAN, AndreaPar72
SCHMID, MattiPar72
ZANOTTI, FabrizioPar72
FISHER, Oliver*Par72
PAISLEY, Chris*Par72
CALDWELL, JonathanPar72
SOUTHGATE, MatthewPar72
LAWRENCE, ThristonPar72
HELLIGKILDE, MarcusPar72
OLESEN, ThorbjørnPar72
SHINKWIN, Callum*Par72
84SANTOS, Ricardo*Par72
LOMBARD, Zander*Par72
HOWELL, David*Par72
104CHESTERS, Ashley+173
SHARVIN, Cormac+173
BEKKER, Oliver*+173
SAMOOJA, Kalle+173
SCHNEIDER, Marcel+173
WARREN, Marc+173
HANNA, Chase+173
WILSON, Oliver+173
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo+173
LACROIX, Frederic*+173
KRUYSWIJK, Jacques*+173
MIGLIOZZI, Guido+173
KJELDSEN, Søren*+173
WHITNELL, Dale*+173
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami+173
BJØRN, Thomas+173
BJERREGAARD, Lucas*+173
VANCE, Craig (AM)+173
122GAGLI, Lorenzo+274
BROWN, Steven*+274
CATLIN, John*+274
WINTHER, Jeff+274
SKAIK, Ahmad (AM)+274
127SINGH BRAR, Jack+375
LEVY, Alexander*+375
FORREST, Grant+375
130FERGUSON, Ewen+476
LANGASQUE, Romain+476
132ABOU EL ELA, Issa*+1284
* Player started on the back nine