Ando’s best Australian sporting teenagers

17-year-old Ryan Ruffels’ performance in his first professional golf tournament has drawn high praise from all corners. 

Ruffels finished in a tie for 43rd place, pocketing a cool $20,000 for his troubles.

Jon Anderson told Ross and John he is the most exciting young sportsperson in Australia ‘by a long, long way’.

It prompted Jon to name his best Australian sportspeople for every age between 14 and 19.

Ando’s list

19 – Lionel Rose (Boxing)

18 – Dawn Fraser (Swimming)

17 – Ian Thorpe (Swimming)

16 – Lleyton Hewitt (Tennis)

15 – Shane Gould (Swimming)

14 – Ron James (Football)

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