Maguire tops world after British performance

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The Women

Performances of the week

Maguire tops world after British performance

  • Leona Maguire becomes the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after finishing leading amateur in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club. Maguire took home the prestigious Smythe Salver after placing 25th among the world’s best players.
  • Maguire was one of three amateurs to make the cut. World number two Bronte Law placed 50th while fourth ranked Maria Parra Luque ended in 73rd place.
  • Hannah O’Sullivan and world number five Olivia Mehaffey missed the cut.
  • Maguire replaces O’Sullivan at the top of the world order, with the American slipping two places to third.

Korean joy in Canada

  • Hye-jin Choi of Korea shot four rounds in the 60s to win the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Ken-Wo Country Club in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Rounds of 69, 68, 68 and 66 for a 9-under-par 271 gave the 16-year-old a four-shot victory over three players.
  • The reigning World Junior Girls champion earns spots in two LPGA events as a result, the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and the Manulife LPGA Classic. She also strengthens her grip on the world number 14 spot.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in the world top 20, while Italy’s Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso steps into the world top 50 by edging up one spot to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Two players break into this week’s top 100. American Kaitlyn Papp improves 10 rankings to 92, while Katja Pogacar of Slovenia rises five places to 96th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Joo Youn Seo of the United States is the week’s most improved player by jumping 565 rankings to world number 2,151.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Aussie rules New York

    • Harrison Endycott rises five places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after becoming the third Australian to win the Porter Cup. Endycott began the final round four shots off the lead, but returned a closing 66 to overtake 54-hole leader Gavin Hall. The 20-year-old Australian posted a 14-under-par 266 to win by a shot over Hall.
    • Endycott becomes the world’s 16th best player, while Hall climbs five spots to 33rd.

    Zalatoris picks up Pacific prize

    • Will Zalatoris came from two shots off the lead to win the 50th Pacific Coast Amateur in a playoff. The Wake Forest player parred the second extra hole to pip Nahum Mendoza after they tied on 285, 3-under-par.
    • Zalatoris jumps 10 rankings to 26th, while Mendoza moves 56 spots to 149th.

    Brown highlights British winners

    • Daniel Brown, George Duncan and Zach Galliford wrapped up the English, Scottish and Welsh Amateur Championships in a busy week for British amateur golf.
    • Brown took the English Amateur at Ganton after coming from four down to defeat George Bloor by two holes. Brown jumps 72 spots to 205th. Bloor moves to 726th from last week’s position of 805th.
    • Duncan defeated Andrew Burgess 3&1 at Royal Aberdeen. Both players were previously unranked. Duncan enters the ranking at world number 4,202, while Burgess joins at 4,986.
    • Galliford defeated Owen Edwards by two holes at Southerndown Golf Club and jumps 51 places to 826th. Edwards is ranked 192nd.

    Top 20 movers

    • Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre, Amateur Championship runner-up, moves two places to 20th to join Endycott in the world top 20.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • Austria’s Regner Niklas is the week’s biggest mover with a jump of 1,266 rankings to 4,275th.