Starting the day at six under (-6), Fox looked to be destined for a top three finish after shooting four under to be ten under par (-10) through 15 holes including the sixth hole "hole-in-three".
Fox's final round at the Dundonald Links included a remarkable "hole in three" with his first tee shot going out of bounds and his second attempt from the tee delivering a hole in one. Fox hit his first ball into some bushes, so he needed to hit a provisional ball in case he couldn't find the original. "I was just happy to see it somewhere near the green, it dropped in and it limits the damage".
Fox's confidence will be strong after his final round of two-under-par 70 left him eight-under for the tournament, five shots off co-leaders Rafa Cabrera Bello and Callum Shinkwin. Cabrera Bello won in a playoff.
The New Zealander was in lofty company in fourth spot, tied with former Open champion Padraig Harrington, American Matt Kuchar, Englishman Anthony Wall and Australian Andrew Dodt.
Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox captured one of the more memorable pars of his career during another top five finish on the European Tour.
He sits in 95th position, while compatriot Danny Lee is 77th.