Chinnappa wins Indian Amateur

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The Men

Performances of the week

Chinnappa wins Indian Amateur

  • Trishul Chinnappa held on to win the 114th Indian Amateur Championship at the KGA Golf Course in Bangalore. Chinnappa defeated Syed Saqib Ahmed in the scheduled 36-hole final.
  • Chinnappa looked to be cruising to an easy victory when he went five up over the first 18 holes. However, he stumbled on the front nine of the afternoon 18 to the point where he was just one up after nine holes. He rallied to record a 2&1 win.
  • Chinnappa, who has entered the PGA Tour of India Qualifying School to be held in January, jumps 178 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to world number 242. He is the world’s fifth highest ranked Indian.
  • Ahmed becomes India’s sixth highest ranked player with a climb of 225 rankings to 271st

Green follows in brother’s footsteps

  • Galven Kendall Green followed in his older brother’s footsteps by winning the Proton-TSM Golf Challenge at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam.
  • Elder brother Gavin Kyle, who is ranked 19th in the world and plays college golf for the University of New Mexico, won the championship in 2009 and 2010.
  • Fifteen-year-old Galven Kendal breaks inside the world top 1,000, climbing 341 rankings to world number 954.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in this week’s top 20, while Costa Rica’s Jose Mendez is the only player to breach the top 50 with a rise of one place to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • China’s Cheng Jin is the only player to break into this week’s top 100. He jumps 26 places to world number 78.

Biggest ranking movement

  • India’s Harimohan Singh takes that accolade with a jump of 1,187 rankings to world number 3,797.

The Women

Performances of the week

Lee and Lee make the grade

  • Alison Lee and Minjee Lee proved yet again that the world’s top amateurs can play at the highest levels by sharing victory in the LPGA Qualifying School.
  • Alison entered as an amateur but turned pro immediately afterwards. The Valencia, California resident was ranked fourth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM before travelling to Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Minjee was world number one when she turned pro in September after leading Australia to victory in the World Amateur Team Championship.
  • Former world number two Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand took the third card.

Top 10 movers

  • Brooke Mackenzie Henderson of Canada retains her grip on the world number one spot, with France’s Celine Boutier of France and Denmark’s Nanna Madsen second and third.
  • Andrea Lee becomes world number four ahead of Bethany Wu of the United States and Sweden’s Linea Strom. They move up one spot because of Alison Lee’s decision to turn professional.
  • Spain’s Noemi Jimenez Martin, Ally McDonald of the United States, Mexico’s Gabriela Lopez and English Curtis Cup player Annabel Dimmock all improve two places to occupy seventh to 10th places respectively.

Top 20 movers

  • Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong improves four places to 17th. American Lauren Stephenson rises four rankings to 18th. Spain’s Luna Sobron Galmes also climbs four places, moving to 19th. American Cindy Ha becomes world number 20 with a rise of five spots.

Top 50 movers

  • American Kendall Martindale rises four rankings to 47th. Compatriot Hannah O’Sullivan takes 49th spot after climbing three places. Spaniard Nuria Iturrios become world number 50 after an improvement of three rankings.

Biggest ranking movement

  • New Zealand’s Rebecca Tsai is this week’s most improved player with a rise of 400 rankings to world number 1,766.