Ryan Ruffels is just 18 holes away from his first Korn Ferry Tour win.
The 22-year-old rookie carded a bogey-free, 6-under 65 on Saturday at the Pinnacle Bank Championsip, taking the third-round lead at 12 under. It’s the first time Ruffels has led or co-led on tour.
“It was solid, it played a little easier today and I was able to take advantage,” Ruffels said via a release. “I’ve been putting it quite nice and my iron play has been pretty good. The last couple of days, the driving hasn’t been as good as I would’ve liked. I’m playing the course smart and doing what I need to do.”
Ruffels got off to a quick start on Moving Day at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha, Nebraska, birdieing his first hole of the day. He then made eagle on the par-5 4th before adding two more birdies on Nos. 7 and 9 to make the turn at 5 under. He cooled off on the back, making just one birdie on par-5 15th.
Leaderboard: Pinnacle Bank Championship
Stephen Franken is second at 10 under, followed by Michael Miller, Rico Hoey and Cameron Young, all T-3 at 9 under.
“Yeah, it’s going to be fun,” Ruffels said of Sunday’s final round. “It’ll be a great challenge and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s what we play for. I’m really excited to see what I can do under the pump.”
Two back entering Moving Day.
Two ahead into the final round.
Australia’s @RRuffels was dialed-in Saturday @PinnBankGolf. pic.twitter.com/qXsWtbRT8F
— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) August 1, 2020
By: Adam Woodard
Title: Looking for first Korn Ferry Tour win, Ryan Ruffels goes bogey-free to take Pinnacle Bank Championship lead
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/08/01/korn-ferry-tour-ryan-ruffels-leads-pinnacle-bank-championship/
Published Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:41:42 +0000