Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox off the pace after first round of British Open

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox had a round to forget at the first round of The Open Championship in Carnoustie in Scotland today.

Fox, 31, fired three-over 74 in his first round and is eight shots off the pace.

American golfer Kevin Kisner leads with five-under with Fox sitting in a tie for 95th place.

Fellow Kiwi Michael Hendry scored two-over 73 and sits in tie of 75th.