The Courier-Mail

No his­tory for Ruf­fels

- Sports

RIS­ING Aus­tralian star Gabi Ruf­fels was de­nied her chance at his­tory by Amer­i­can teenager Rose Zhang who de­throned the de­fend­ing champ to win the 120th US Women’s Ama­teur ti­tle.

The sec­ond-long­est cham­pi­onship match in the event’s his­tory ended in heart­break for Ruf­fels when she lipped out on a 3-foot par putt on the sec­ond ex­tra hole to ex­tend the match.

“I stayed men­tally strong this week … I can hold my head high with how I tried to go about my defence,” she said af­ter the tough loss.

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