MacIntyre becomes Scottish number one

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The Men

MacIntyre becomes Scottish number one

Robert MacIntyre takes over as Scotland’s number one player with the updating of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. MacIntyre, runner-up in this year’s Amateur Championship, climbs four places to 13th. He replaces Grant Forrest, 2015 Amateur Championship runner-up, as the top ranked Scottish player after the former San Diego State player dropped seven places to 19th.

Performances of the week

Swede victory in Carmel Cup

  • Sweden’s Fredrik Nilehn breaks into the world top 100 after an impressive victory in the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach. The Texas Tech University student returned scores of 68, 67 and 67 for a 14-under-par 204 total, and a two-shot victory over Greyson Sigg and Alvaro Ortiz. Nilehn moves 35 rankings to 82nd. Sigg climbs 10 places to 73rd, while Ortiz jumps 82 spots to 332nd.

Varadan wins Junior Players

  • Khavish Varman Varadan makes a significant rise up this week’s table with victory in the Junior Players Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf at Sawgrass Country Club in Florida. Rounds of 73, 65 and 68 gave the Malaysian a 10-under-par 206 total. However, it was only good enough to tie Cole Hammer of Houston, Texas. Varadan won at the first extra hole.
  • Varadan jumps 639 places to 2011th, while Hammer rises 45 spots to 142nd.

Top 20 movers

  • Two-time U.S. Palmer Cup player Rico Hoey is the only player to breach this week’s top 20. He sneaks up one place to 20th.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new top 50 players, while Australia’s Min Woo Lee joins Nilehn in the top 100 with a one-ranking rise to 100th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Frankie Capan takes that honour with a 1,504-ranking rise to world number 858.

The Women

Performances of the week

Lamb lands British Stroke Play

  • England’s Sophie Lamb climbs 63 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Knock Golf Club in Belfast. The 18-year-old bounced back from a poor start to take the title.
  • Lamb, from Clitheroe, Lancashire, opened with a 4-over-par 77, but rallied with scores of 68, 72 and 74 for a 1-under-par 291 total. It was good enough for a two-shot victory over Welsh player Chloe Williams. Italy’s Alessia Nobilio and Georgia Price of England finished a stroke further back in third place.
  • Lamb moves to 293rd on this week’s table. Williams improves 17 spots to 140th. Nobilio rises 13 rankings to 131st while Price jumps 258 places to 807th.

Yuan takes Queensland title at 19th

  • Australian Celina Yuan rises 13 places to 129th after winning the Queensland Stroke Play & Amateur Championship in a close encounter with Brittney Dryland. Yuan came from two down after 15 holes to win at the first extra hole. Dryland’s consolation is a jump of 84 spots to 577th.

Claisse shows her class in Paris

  • France’s Mathilde Claisse advances 10 rankings this week to world number 188 with victory in the Grand Prix de Saint-Germain near Paris.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players, while Robynn Ree of the United States is the only new face in the top 50. She edges up one spot to 50th.

    Top 100 movers

    • American Maddie McCrary is the only player to break into the top 100 with a one-ranking rise to 100th.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • Taipei’s Wei-Chia Tsai makes the biggest improvement with a jump of 498 places to world number 2,172.