Law becomes world number two after European win

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The Women

Performances of the week

Law becomes world number two after European win

  • Bronte Law becomes the second highest ranked player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after an impressive victory in the European Amateur Championship.
  • The three-time Curtis Cup player overturned a seven-shot deficit in the final round to take the title. Law began the tournament with scores of 65, 76 and 70 to enter the final round seven shots behind Belgian Leslie Coots, but returned a closing 66 to become the third English player, and first since 2000, to win the championship.
  • Law’s 11-under-par 277 total gave her a one-shot victory over Cloots. Olivia Mehaffey, Law’s teammate on the recent victorious Curtis Cup team, finished third, two shots off the pace.
  • Law edges up one place to second behind Hannah O’Sullivan, while Cloots rises 37 rankings to 55th. Mehaffey improves one spot to fifth.

Seong defends U.S. Junior title

  • Eun-jeong Seong became the first player in 45 years to successfully defend the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship when she defeated Andrea Lee 4&2 in the 36-hole final. Seong was five down at one point but rallied to become the first player since Hollis Stacy in 1971 to win consecutive titles. She is only the third player to record the feat, joining Stacy and Judy Eller (1957 and 1958).
  • Seong improves three spots to 22nd, while Lee moves to 19th from last week’s position of 55th.

Top 20 movers

  • Lee is the only player to break into this week’s top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Leonie Harm of Germany is the only new top 50 player with a move of three rankings to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Amanda Kim of the United States takes that honour with a jump of 699 rankings to world number 1,633.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Lee makes history in U.S. Junior

    • Min Woo Lee waited 47-minutes to make history in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. That’s the amount of time the Australian had to wait to hit a three and a half foot putt on the 17th green after a weather suspension.
    • When Lee finally got back on the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee, he rolled in the putt to defeat American Noah Goodwin 2&1 to become the first Australian to win the title. The 17-year-old from Perth, Australia joins sister Minjee as the only brother and sister pair to win USGA junior championships. Minjee won the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior.
    • Lee climbs 35 spots on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 96th. Godwin rises three places to 32nd.

    Du Toit cracks top 25 after Canadian conquest

    • Canada’s Jared du Toit breaks into the world top 25 after an impressive showing in the RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour. The 21-year-old finished joint ninth among the professionals and improves 35 rankings to 25th.

    Phillips wins Palmetto Amateur

    • Trent Phillips didn’t let being one of the youngest competitors in the Palmetto Amateur Championship stop him from winning. The 16-year-old triumphed by three shots after a final round of 1-under-par 69 gave him a 9-under-par 271. The left-hander from South Carolina soars 520 rankings to 367th.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new entries in the top 20. However, three players join du Toit in the top 50. Americans Eugene Hong and Nick Hardy move 46 and nine places respectively to 35th and 44th, while Denmark’s John Axelsen rises four places to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Oscar Teiffel of Sweden makes the week’s biggest move with a jump of 1,589 rankings to world number 4,146.