Scotland repeats as European champions

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The Men

Performances of the week

Scotland repeats as European champions

  • Grant ForrestScotland is the pride of Europe after successfully defending the European Team Championship in Chantilly, France. The Scottish team of Grant Forrest, Craig Howie, Robert MacIntyre, Jamie Savage, Sandy Scott and Connor Syme defeated 5-2 Sweden in the final. It was not only Scotland’s second consecutive title, but third final appearance in four years. Scotland recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since 1977.
  • Connor Syme led the Scottish charge. He recorded five and a half points out of a possible six during the championship. Syme was later named to the St Andrews Trophy team to take on Europe along with Forrest and MacIntyre. The latter two finished runner-up in the last two Amateur Championships. MacIntyre lost to Scott Gregory at Royal Porthcawl last month, while Forrest was second to Romain Langasque at Carnoustie a year ago.
  • Every member of the Scottish team improves his status on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Forrest remains the world’s highest ranked Scot with a two-ranking rise to 12th. MacIntyre become Scottish number two by climbing three spots to 23rd. Syme moves to 29th from 31st, Howie to 75th from 80th, Scott to 146th after a move of 14 places, while Savage jumps 22 rankings to world number 276.

    Top 20 movers

    • France’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist is the only new top 20 player. He rises two places to 20th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Gregoire Schoeb is the sole player to break into the top 50. The Frenchman takes over the 48th ranking with a move of six spots.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Ashton Poole takes that honour this week with a jump of 1,256 rankings to world number 3,575.

      The Women

      Performances of the week

      Law leads England to European victory

      • Bronte LawBronte Law led her country to its first European Championship in 23 years when England defeated Spain 4/3 at Oddur Golf Club in Iceland to land the European Team Championship. Law, fresh from helping Great Britain & Ireland win the Curtis Cup, gained the winning point for England with a one-hole win against Ainhoa Olarra.
      • Law was one of three Curtis Cup players on the English team along with Meghan MacLaren and Alice Hewson. Olivia Winning, Lizzie Prior and Emma Allen were the other team members.
      • Law remains the world’s highest ranked English player at number three on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. MacLaren is number two at 29. Hewson rises six places to 32nd, while Allen, Prior and Winning all make significant improvements. Allen goes to 213th from 219th, Prior to 246th from 259th and Winning breaks into the top 300 with a 24-ranking rise to 296th.

      Xinying takes Tseng title

      • China’s Wang Xinying improves 274 rankings this week after winning the Yani Tseng Invitational presented by The Swinging Skirts tournament in the United States. Xinying becomes the world’s 652nd best player as a result.

        Top 50 movers

        • There are no new top 20 players this week, while two players crack the top 50. Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso of Italy moves eight places to 43rd, while Swede Emma Henrikson climbs 10 rankings to 46th.

        Biggest ranking improvement

        • Colombian Natalia Forero is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 658 places to world number 2,015.