Date: March 10, 2014
Author: Golf Australia

Ruffels clinches Riversdale Cup win

National Squad member Ryan Ruffels, 15, continued his run of hot form to win the Riversdale Cup by one stroke on Sunday. Ruffels, who plays out of Victoria Golf Club, set the record as the youngest-ever winner of the championship in its 106-year history after posting rounds of 72-72-66-70 (280). “I&aposm honoured to win such a prestigious event as the Riversdale Cup. Can&apost wait to come back next year,” Ruffels posted on his Twitter feed @rruffels. The son of former Australian Davis Cup tennis player Ray Ruffels held off a determined challenge from Metropolitan&aposs Todd Sinnott, who held a six-shot lead after two rounds of one of Australia&aposs leading amateur events. Ruffels, a year 11 student at Haileybury College, described it as &apos&aposthe best win of my career&apos&apos. In the Women&aposs Riversdale Cup, New South Wales&aposs Shelly Shin, who plays out of Concord Golf Club, won the women&aposs event with a two-under 290. The result left her an astonishing 15 strokes clear of Victorian Bianca Ling in second place after rounds of 72-71-72-75.