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Ruffels just misses out in Canada

Jul 9, 2019

Ryan Ruffels missed a six foot putt on the 72nd hole of the Windsor Championship at the Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor, Ontario to finish runner up on the Canadian Mackenzie Tour. Ruffels has been honing his craft on the secondary PGA Latinoamerica Tour and this was his debut on the Mackenzie. In his past eight starts he’s now recorded three runner up finishes between the two schedules. His runner up placing was our best result by an Aussie golfer this past week.
On the main PGA Tour a few big names like Scott and Leishman took a week off before they warm up for The Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland in a fortnight.
At the PGA 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota, five Australian’s did participate this past week including Jason Day, but there was no joy for the green and gold. Day finished well back in T66. Best placed was Rod Pampling in T56.
The event was won by a 20-year-old playing his third professional tournament, Matthew Wolff. He sunk a spectacular 26 foot eagle putt on the last hole to finish with a 65 and his first win. He’s the youngest PGA winner in 80 years.
The Champions Tour enjoyed a week of R&R while the Korn Ferry Tour headed to New York for the LECOM Health Challenge at the cutely named Peek ‘n Peek Resort at Findlay Lake. Jamie Arnold had his best result for the year finishing T6 on -18. Harrison Endycott (T49) and Cameron Percy (T66) both played on the weekend, while Rhein Gibson and Mark Hensby missed the Cut.
On the LPGA Tour, Shanshan Feng of China fired a scorching -29 including a closing 63 to win the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, Many big name Australians didn’t play in the event including Hannah Green and Minjee Lee and no Australian made the Cut in the event at Winconsin. The girls head to Ohio this week for the Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows.
As mentioned, The Open Championship at Royal Portrush is only two weeks away, so look out for many of the world’s best warming up this week at the Irish Open at Lahinch.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of July 1, 2019
The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour
3M Open
TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
Purse: $6,400,000 ($1,152,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois, June 11-14

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Stuart Appleby

DNP

--

232

 

Aaron Baddeley

DNP

--

92

 

Greg Chalmers

DNP

--

--

 

Cameron Davis

CUT (-2)

--

166

Missed eight of his last 10 cuts, only advancing to the weekend at the AT&T Byron Nelson (T35) and the Travelers Championship (T43).

Jason Day

T66 (-5)

$12,992

34

Made the cut for the 13th time this season in 17 starts. With rounds of 69-70-69-71, recorded all four rounds at even-par or better for the second consecutive time, following a T8 at the Travelers.

Matt Jones

CUT (E)

--

114

Recorded his sole top-five finish of the season at the AT&T Byron Nelson in May and missed four of his next six cuts.

Marc Leishman

DNP

--

13

 

Curtis Luck

T58 (-7)

$13,952

160

Snapped a three consecutive missed cut streak with a T58 finish at TPC Twin Cities.

Geoff Ogilvy

DNP

--

--

 

Rod Pampling

T56 (-8)

$14,528

218

Made the cut for the fourth time in his 19th start of the season.

Adam Scott

DNP

--

17

 

John Senden

DNP

--

226

 

Cameron Smith

DNP

--

86

 

PGA Champions Tour
No Tournament this Week
Next Tournament: Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio
Purse: $2,800,000 ($420,000 to the winner)

PGA Korn Ferry Tour
LECOM Health Challenge
Peek’n Peek Resort, Upper Course, Findley Lake, New York
Purse: $600,000 ($108,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes
TPC Colorado, Berthoud, Colorado, July 11-14

             Player

Result

Earnings

Regular Season

Standing

Notes

Jamie Arnold

T6 (-18)

$20,100

46

Earned his best finish of the season, notching his third top-10 finish of 2019. In three consecutive start at the LECOM Health Challenge, owns a 68.58 scoring average, having recorded 11 of his 12 rounds under par.

Brett Coletta

DNP

--

66

 

Brett Drewitt

DNP

--

96

 

Harrison Endycott

T49 (-10)

$1,740

219

Made his Korn Ferry debut after spending most of his season playing on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica.

Rhein Gibson

CUT (-3)

--

9

Missed the cut for the first time since winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am in June. Finished T42 at the Lincoln Land Championship and T14 at the Wichita Open in between the victory and missed cut in New York.

Mark Hensby

CUT (-2)

--

--

 

Cameron Percy

T66 (-5)

$1,470

43

Fell outside the top 40 of the Regular Season points list for the first time this season.

Travis Smyth

DNP

--

228

 

PGA Mackenzie Tour (Canada)
Windsor Championship
Ambassador Golf Club, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Purse: CAN $200,000 ($36,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Osprey Valley Open
TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley, Caledon, Ontario, Canada, July 11-14

             Player

Result

Earnings

Order of Merit

Standing

Notes

Ryan Ruffels

T2 (-19)

$11,116

20

Missed a six-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to miss his chance at a playoff. Between PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and the Mackenzie Tour, owns three runner-up finishes in his last eight starts. Made his Mackenzie Tour debut with his start at the Windsor Championship.

Ruben Sondjaja

CUT (-1)

--

141

Missed the cut for the fourth consecutive time in his fifth start of the season.

PGA China Tour                   
No Tournament this Week
Next tournament: Guangzhou Open
Nansha Golf Club, Guangzhou, China, July 15-23