Date: August 12, 2019
Author: Golf Australia

Aussies On Tour: Aug 12

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Two of Australia's finest were brilliant on the weekend with Minjee Lee and Adam Scott locking down top 10s on the US's two biggest tours.

Minjee recorded a second straight LPGA top 15 after finishing in a share of 6th at the Ladies Scottish Open, while Adam cracked the top five after a final round 65 at the opening FedEx Cup Playoffs event in New York.

But #AussieOfTheWeek goes to a rising star who we all hope will reach those heights one day with 19-year-old Gabi Ruffels making Australian golf history in Mississippi.

Ruffels became the first Australian to win the US Women's Amateur and she did it in unbelievable fashion, birdieing four of the last five holes to earn a 1 Up win in the 36-hole final against Albane Valenzuela.

The Melburnian stiffed her approach on 17 on her way to birdie to go ahead in the match, before draining a downhill six-metre putt on the final green for the biggest win of her life.

So it's exemptions into next year's US Women's Open, ANA Inspiration, Women's British Open, Evian Championship, Augusta National Women's Amateur and a first #AussieOfTheWeek crown for Gabi Ruffels!


US Women's Amateur

Old Waverly, Mississippi
Won by Gabi Ruffels 1UP in the Final over Albane Valenzuela

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1 – Gabi Ruffels, 72-68, Rd of 64: 5&4, Rd of 32: 4&3, Rd of 16: 6&5, Quarter: 2&1, Semi: 2 Up, Final 1 Up

T33 – Doey Choi, 71-73, Rd of 64: lost 1 Dn

T33 – Steph Kyriacou, 75-72, Rd of 64: lost 22 holes

MC – Becky Kay, 76-73

MC – Jessica Whitting, 79-74

MC – Amelia Grohn, 79-76

MC – Sue Wooster, 80-80



Ladies Scottish Open

The Renaissance Club, Scotland
Won by Mi Jung Hur at -20 by four shots

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T6 – Minjee Lee, -11, 69-73-64-67

T13 – Su Oh, -9, 65-73-66-71

T35 – Katherine Kirk, -4, 68-69-70-73

T55 – Hannah Green, 67-73-71-74

MC – Sarah Kemp, +3, 71-74

MC – Whitney Hillier, +5, 71-76


Next week: CP Women's Open


The Northern Trust

Liberty National, New York
Won by Patrick Reed at -16 by one shot

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5 – Adam Scott, -13, 68-69-69-65 – FedEx Cup: 14th

T30 – Matt Jones, -6, 67-71-68-72 – FedEx Cup: 91st (eliminated)

T59 – Cam Smith, -2, 67-74-70-71 – FedEx Cup: 84th (eliminated)

MC – Jason Day, E, 72-70 – FedEx Cup: 50th

MC – Marc Leishman, +2, 73-71 – FedEx Cup: 16th

WD – Aaron Baddeley, +2 through 4 holes – FedEx Cup: 116th (eliminated)


Next week: BMW Championship


Portland Open 

Pumpkin Ridge GC, Oregon
Won by Bo Hoag at -22 by two shots

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T11 – Rhein Gibson, -14, 70-67-66-67

T18 – Brett Drewitt, -12, 70-66-69-67

MC – Jamie Arnold, -3, 69-70

MC – Brett Coletta, +2, 72-72


Next week: Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship


ATB Financial Classic

Country Hills GC, Calgary
Won by Hayden Buckley at -18 in a playoff

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T23 – Ruben Sondjaja, -9, 68-67-70-70

MC – Ryan Ruffels, -1, 69-72

MC – Josh Hetherington (a), +1, 71-72


Next week: Players Cup


Made In Denmark Challenge

Silkeborg Ry Golfklub, Denmark
Won by Calum Hill at -22 by one shot

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T47 – Jordan Zunic, -9, 71-66-67-75

T61 – Ben Eccles, -6, 72-65-73 (MDF)


Next week: ISPS Handa World Invitational


PHC Classic

Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Milwaukee
Won by Robyn Ree at -17 by three shots

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MC – Steph Na, +3, 74-73


Next week: Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship


Hokkaido Meiji Cup

Sapporo International Country Club, Japan
Won by Seonwoo Bae at -12 in a playoff

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MC – Karis Davidson, +5, 77-72


Next week: NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament