Date: March 06, 2014

Ruffels & Shin Win 2014 Men’s & Women’s Riversdale Cup

Ryan Ruffels from Victoria Golf Club and Shelly Shin from Concord in NSW have won the respective Men’s and Women’s Riversdale Cup played from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 March over 72-holes at the Riversdale Golf Club in Surrey Hills.

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15-year-old Ruffels closed with a two-under 70 for a four round total of 280 to win the Men’s Championship by a solitary stroke from Metropolitan’s Todd Sinnott on 281 after a final day 75. Jarrod Freeman from Cumberland in NSW was outright third on 283.

Shin dominated the Women’s Championship and closed with a 75 for a two-under par total of 290 to win by 15 strokes from Kingswood-Peninsula’s Bianca Ling on 305. New Zealand’s Munchin Keh was outright on 307.
The history of the Men’s Riversdale Cup pre-dates almost all other major golf events held in this country including the Australian Open and Victorian Amateur, having been first played in 1896.

The Women’s Riversdale Cup was first played in 1959 and is now an Australian Ranking Event, a State Averages Trophy Event and a Karrie Webb Series Event. Both the men’s and women’s titles also attract points towards the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

The Riversdale Cup continues to be an event of immense importance on both the Australian and Victorian Golf Calendars. It plays a pivotal role in allowing Australasia’s best amateur players to test themselves against each other on a great course in excellent condition within a true Championship setting.