Ruffels shows he has the grit

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

A GUTSY fight­back from a Cana­dian Open fi­nal round col­lapse has given Aus­tralian teenager Ryan Ruffels be­lief.

Ruffels be­gan yes­ter­day’s last round just three shots off the pace, but he plum­meted down the leader­board with five bo­geys and two dou­ble- bo­geys in his first 14 holes. But he ral­lied with an ea­gle and two birdies in his clos­ing three holes to sal­vage a tie for 32nd place.

“I know there’s ticker and there’s fight in me. I’m very dis­ap­pointed, but I’ll learn a lot from it,” Ruffels said.

“I’m 19 years old, play­ing on the PGA Tour. I know the next time I get my­self into a po­si­tion like that I’ll be a lot bet­ter off for it. I look for­ward to it.”

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