Ryan Fox – file photo
Australasians are yet to make any sort of impact at the halfway mark of the European Tour’s Dutch Open being played in Cromvoirt in the Netherlands.
New Zealander Ryan Fox and Queensland’s Maverick Antcliff are the only two to have made it to the weekend in the €1 million event, the pair tied in 39th place and eight shots from the lead held by Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg.
Antcliffe was round in 67 today while Fox added a 68 to his opening round of 72, both players finishing strongly to ensure the chance to make progress over the final 36 holes.
Currently in 77th and 99th respectively in the Race to Dubai rankings, Antcliffe and Fox both have work to do over the remaining five events before the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai if they are to be inside the top 60 who will secure a place in that lucrative season ending event.
Currently Min Woo Lee leads the Australians in the Race to Dubai rankings in 10th place with Jason Scrivener (16th) and Lucas Herbert (19th) also currently inside the top 60.
Jake Mcleod, Josh Geary, Elvis Smylie and Deyen Lawson all failed to make the weekend but 19 year old Queenslander Smylie, who is playing on invitation, improved on his opening 77 with a round of 69 today.