Ryan Ruffels gets another # AussieOfTheWeek title.
While the golf world watched as Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket at The Masters, Victorian products Ryan Ruffels and James Marchesani ended the week with solid performances in Buenos Aires and China.
Ruffels, 20, produced four sub-parrots in Argentina, but was temptingly short for his maiden victory on the PGA Latinoamerica Tour lost to Andres Echavarria on the second play-off hole. With a few performances of second place from the opening of the season two events, he finds himself third on the Order of Merit.
Meanwhile, Marchesani finished fifth in Haikou with great rounds of 69-70-70-72 to reach 10th place on the China Order of Merit.
After sharing the middle ground at The Masters, Jason Day and Adam Scott were in first place during the weekend. But Australia will have to wait another year for a chance to win a second green jacket while the pair dropped out in round three for T5 and T18 finishes respectively.
Augusta National, Georgia
Won by Tiger Woods at the age of 13 with one shot
T5 – Jason Day, -11, 70-67-73-67
T18 – Adam Scott, -6, 69-69-72-73
T49 – Marc Leishman, +1, 72-72-70-75
T51 – Cameron Smith, +2, 70-74-69-77
Studio Alice girl open
Hanayashiki Golf Club Yokawa golf course, Japan
Won by Sue Jie at nine o'clock in the evening with one blow
MC – Karis Davidson, +4, 72-76
Next week: KKT Cup Bantelin Ladies Open
Molino Canuelas Championship
Canuelas Golf Club, Buenos Aires
Won by Andres Echavarria in a playoff with Ryan Ruffels on the second hole
2 – Ryan Ruffels, -14, 69-71-67-67
T52 – Harrison Endycott, +1, 71-68-76-74
Next week: Aiberto de Chile 2019 presentado por VOLVO
Sunac Haikou 3km Golf Club, Haikou
Won by David Kocher in a playoff with Yuwa Kosaihira on the first hole
5 – James Marchesani, -7, 69-70-70-72
T17 – Bryden Macpherson, -3, 73-73-70-69
T19 – Max McCardle, -2, 70-73-72-71
T26 – Kevin Yuan, -1, 72-72-73-70
T42 – Charlie Dann, +3, 70-74-74-73
MC – Corey Hale, +7, 73-78
MC – Aaron Wilkin, +9, 73-80
MC – Tim Stewart, +9, 72-81
MC – Hayden Webb, +10, 73-81
WD – Christopher Wood