Ruuska, at 7-under, wins Finnish Amateur
Lauri Ruuska
Lauri Ruuska

HELSINKI, Finland (August 23, 2014) -- Since we don't speak Finnish (anybody?) we won't be able to provide you much color about how the final round went down in Helsinki. But we can tell you that -- as you can see on the international pro tours -- the level of golf in Nordic countries is quite good, and winning your national championship, as Lauri Ruuska did today, is a huge achievement.

Ruuska posted a final round of 1-under 70 to hold off Lukas Lipold of Austria by one shot. Lipold was two back heading into the 17th and made things interesting by grabbing a birdie there, and cutting Ruuska's lead in half. When both players took par on the final hole, a par-5, the title belonged to Ruuska who plays out of Tarinagolf.

Ruuska was runner-up in the Finnish Amateur last year.

Results: Finnish Amateur
1FinlandLauri RuuskaFinland30067-69-70=206
2AustriaLukas LipoldAustria20067-70-70=207
T3CASamuel EchiksonSan Francisco, CA10071-71-68=210
T3IcelandGisli SveinbergssonIceland10069-69-72=210
5SwitzerlandNeal WoernhardSwitzerland10071-70-71=213

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