Performances of the week
Green continues winning ways
- Galven Kendall Green of Malaysia continued his rich vein of form by winning the Malaysian Amateur Closed Championship just a week after victory in the Proton-TSM Golf Challenge.
- Green, whose elder brother Gavin Kyle is ranked 19th on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, breaks into the world top 900 as a result, with a rise of 76 places to 878th.
Spring makes history in Queensland
- Henry Spring makes a drastic improvement to his world status with a historic victory in the Queensland Boys’ Amateur Championship. He is the first player from New Zealand to win the title.
- Spring defeated Riley Taylor at the first hole of a sudden death playoff after the pair tied on 72-hole totals of 285. Both players bunkered their approach shots at the par-4, 17th hole. However, Taylor bogeyed the hole while Spring got up and down for par to take the title.
- Spring jumps 522 places on this week’s ranking to 1,718th.
Correa becomes Chile’s number three
- Claudio Correa becomes the world’s third highest ranked Chilean amateur with victory in the Abierto Sport Frances tournament in his homeland.
- Correa jumps 513 ranking as a result to world number 299.
- Only world number 15 Guillermo Pereira and Gustavo Silva (275) are ranked higher than Correa among Chilean golfers.
Mehdi takes individual title
- Saissi Mehdi of Morocco took the individual title in the Arab Golf Championship at Riyadh Golf Club with a 2-under-par total of 286. He was the only player to break par. Mehdi climbs 716 rankings this week to world number 2,173.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Khalid Yousuf of the United Arab Emirates makes this week’s biggest improvement, with a rise of 1,407 rankings to world number 3,950.
Davidson wins Queensland Girls’ Championship
- Karis Davidson turned up for the Queensland Girls’ Championship as heavy favourite to take the title. She didn’t disappoint.
- Australia’s number one ranked junior showed her class in running out a four-shot winner at Virginia and Nudgee Golf Club. Rounds of 72, 71, 74 and 68 gave the 15-year-old Sanctuary Cove member a 72-hole total of 285.
- Jiwon Jeon and Stacey White shared second place.
Davidson climbs nine places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 55th. She is the world’s second highest ranked Australian behind world number 40 Shelly Shin.
- White improves 87 rankings to 526th, while Jeon rises 281 spots to 938th.
Superal in cruise control
- Not even a 2-over-par final round of 74 could deny Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines victory in the SICC-DBS Junior Invitational Championship in Singapore.
- The reigning U.S. Girls Champion beat local girl Sarah Tan by seven shots, posting a 2-under-par 54-hole total of 214.
- Superal improves one place this week to 38th. Tan jumps 101 places to 934th.
Top 50 movers
- There are no new faces in this week’s top 20, while Lindsey Weaver of the United States is the only player to break into the top 50. She rises one place to 50th.
Top 100 movers
- Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of Thailand and American Aurora Kan break into this week’s top 100. Kawinpakorn moves two spots to 99th, while Kan improves four rankings to become world number 100.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Argentina’s Vicky Villanueva takes that honour this week with a jump of 648 places to world number 2,125.