Kiwi Ryan Fox will feature in some of golf’s richest events he finished on top of the 2019 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.
Fox completed the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort with a third consecutive round of even-par 72 to finish the tournament in a tie for 27th, enough to advance his earnings for the year past $307,000, more than $75,000 clear of Zach Murray.
Given his win at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth tournament in February and finish on the 2019 Race to Dubai, Fox is already an exempt member on the European Tour for 2020, the Category 16 membership dropping down to Murray as the next eligible player not otherwise exempt.
Fox will receive entry into the WGC-Mexico Championship, The Open Championship and the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China for winning the Order of Merit but Murray is equally as excited by earning direct entry into Europe.
A British Amateur quarter-finalist in 2017, Murray won the New Zealand Open in March in just his seventh start as a professional.
Brad Kennedy finished in third position only $9,000 behind Murray with Wade Ormsby and Australian PGA Championship runner-up Michael Hendry rounding out the top five.
Final Order of Merit standings
1 Ryan Fox $307,925.98
2 Zach Murray $230,772.85
3 Brad Kennedy $221,771.42
4 Wade Ormsby $215,824.70
5 Michael Hendry $176,045.34
6 Min Woo Lee* $138,439.75
7 Aaron Pike $119,946.67
8 Josh Geary $119,440.28
9 Ashley Hall $115,759.67
10 Denzel Ieremia $104,056.91