Near miss for Ruffels on Canadian tour

Australian golfer Ryan Ruffels has tied for second in the McKenzie Tour event in Windsor, Ontario.

RYAN RUFFELS of Australia plays his shot during the the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana.
RYAN RUFFELS of Australia plays his shot during the the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. Picture: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Young Australian Ryan Ruffels has had yet another frustrating near miss as he chases his maiden professional victory and a spot in golf's big leagues.

The 21-year-old former amateur star missed a five-foot birdie putt on the last hole that would have put him into a playoff in Canada's McKenzie Tour event in Windsor, Ontario.

Ruffels, who turned pro at age 17, shot a closing 66 to finish tied second at 19 under, one shot behind American Dawson Armstrong (66).

It was his third runner-up finish this year, following two on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, including a playoff defeat.

He was also runner-up twice on that tour in 2017.


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