Australia’s Brady Watt climbs ten places on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to an impressive victory in the Dunes Medal at the Dunes Golf Club in Victoria, Australia.
Watt secured the victory thanks to excellent play in the second and third rounds. After opening with a 73, Watt added rounds of 67 and 66 before closing with a 71 for a 72-hole total of 277. It was good enough for a comfortable four-shot victory over Thomas Power Horan.
Watt moves to world number 21 this week, the second highest ranked Australian on the WAGR table behind world number 19 Oliver Goss (pictured). Power Horan jumps 297 places to 967th.
Two-time Asian Amateur Champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan moves two places inside this week’s top 10 to world number four.
Canada’s Albin Choi moves back inside the world top 20 this week, improving three places to world number 18. The North Carolina State student leads compatriot Corey Connors by 21 spots for the right to be called Canada’s best amateur.
Julian Suri of the United States also moves inside the top 20. Suri, in his final year at Duke University, climbs three places to 20th.
Americans Matthew NeSmith and Adam Wood are the only two players to move inside this week’s world top 50. Both players move two spots. NeSmith goes to 49th, one place better than Wood in 50th spot.
English amateurs Ben Stow and Toby Tree also move two spots this week to break into the top 100. Stow, a third year student at the University of Kentucky, takes 99th place. England international Tree fills out the world top 100, taking 100thspot.
Su-Hyun Oh has signalled her intent on becoming Australia’s top female amateur after making a significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Victory in the Dunes Medal at the Dunes Golf Club in Victoria, Australia, takes Oh close to the world top 10. She moves four places to world number 11.
Oh defeated Australian number one Minjee Lee by three shots to take the title. Two shots behind heading into the final round, Lee compiled a closing 5-under-par 67 only to watch Oh go one shot better with a near flawless 66. Oh won with an 11-under-par total of 277.
Dottie Ardina of the Philippines finished third, 16 shots behind Oh and 13 adrift of Lee.
Oh is currently the third best Australian amateur behind Lee and world number nine Breanna Elliott. However, Lee’s runner-up finish strengthens her grasp on the number one spot. She steps up one spot to world number four this week. Ardina climbs into the world top 50, improving four spots to 49th.
Malaysia’s Kelly Tan improves 21 places this week to 52nd following victory in the Johor Amateur Open in her homeland.
South Africa’s Magda Kruger breaks into the top 100 after winning the KwaZulu Natal Nomads Girls Championship. Kruger climbs 14 places to world number 90.
Yan Jin of China won the Aaron Baddeley International Junior tournament and moves 14 places to world number 131.
Spain’s Camilla Hedberg is the only player this week to break into the world top 20. She improves three places to 19th.
England’s Charlotte Thomas and Cassy Isagawa of the United States join Ardina in the top 50. Thomas climbs 12 places to world number 43, while Isagawa moves one spot to 50th.
United States Curtis Cup player Erica Popson moves into the top 100 this week. The University of Tennessee player climbs four places to 99th.