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Wow! Finnish pro cards fantastic 59 on Challenge Tour

Lauri Ruuska has become just the fourth man in Challenge Tour history to break 60

 

It was a day to remember for Lauri Ruuska who carded a phenomenal 59 at the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge on the Challenge Tour.

The Finn was playing on home soil and entered the record books with his opening round of 12-under-par at the Vierumäki Resort.

He went bogey-free for his 59, becoming just the fourth player in European Challenge Tour history to card a sub-60.

Ruuska began his opening round in perfect fashion. Starting on the back 9, he birdied his opening four holes.

He then birdied 17 and 18 to make the turn in six-under-par. An eagle at the par-5 1st hole was followed by another birdie on hole 2.

The Finn then had a run of three consecutive birdies from the 6th hole to move him to the magic mark of 12-under.

A par on the 9th, his last hole of the day, saw him come home in 29.

Adrien Mork and Nicolo Ravano have both carded that score previously, while Spain’s Alejandro Del Rey shot a 58 at the Swiss Challenge in 2021.

It comes just a couple of weeks after Bryson DeChambeau carded the first sub-60 round in LIV Golf history.

The American won the LIV Golf Greenbrier event thanks to a final round 58, just the seventh time a player had ever shot that low in professional golf history.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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