Date: November 27, 2015
Author: Mark Hayes

Ruffels leads Aussie amateur charge




Four amateurs will play the weekend of the Emirates Australian Open, with national junior champion Ryan Ruffels among them.

Three of those who made the four-over-par cut are in the world’s top 11.

Australian Masters’ runner-up Bryson DeChambeau, world No.5, is tied 14th at even par, continuing his outstanding form.

Victorian world No.7  Ruffels sits at two over after a 74, while No.11 Jordan Niebrugge completed a superb comeback after being seven over through nine holes in round one to make the cut on the number.

First round bolter Yu Chan-An, of Taiwan, sits at two over after a 76.

Amateurs to miss the cut included Austin Bautista (+5 after a 74), Brett Coletta and Zach Murray (both at +6) and South Australian Matthew Lisk, who finished at 10 over after an 80.