Ruffels in title hunt on Korn Ferry Tour

Australia's Ryan Ruffels is one shot off the lead going into the final round of the Utah Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour.

RYAN RUFFELS.
RYAN RUFFELS. Picture: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Talented Australian golfer Ryan Ruffels is well-placed for a career breakthrough victory after a stunning third round at the Korn Ferry Tour's Utah Championship.

Ruffels, 22, ripped through the front nine with eight birdies, including seven in a row from the first hole, as he posed an eight-under 63.

He will go into the final round of the US secondary tour event in a four-way tied for third.

He's just one shot behind the joint leaders, Americans Paul Haley and Kyle Jones (both 67s) who are at 17 under.

Touted for big things since his amateur days, Ruffels is seeking his first professional win and another big step toward the PGA Tour after working his way up from the LatinoAmerica Tour.


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