Law turns professional

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The Women

Law turns professional

  • England’s Bronte Law has turned professional after a successful amateur career. She finished joint 24th at LPGA Tour Qualifying School with the top 20 players earning full LPGA cards. Law earned partial status, and will play select events along with a full schedule on the Symetra Tour.
  • Law ended her amateur career as number two on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. She won seven times while attending UCLA, the most wins in UCLA history. This summer she became only the second player after Stacy Lewis to win five points in a Curtis Cup as she helped Great Britain & Ireland to victory. She won the European Ladies' Amateur, and won five of six matches to help England win the European Ladies' Team Championship.
  • American Hannah O’Sullivan takes Law’s place at world number two behind Leona Maguire.

Performances of the week

Jane strengthens top Chilean status

  • Carla Jane of Chile climbs 100 places on this week’s ranking to 725th with victory in the Abierto Las Brisas de Chicureo in her homeland. She improves her status as the world’s top ranked Chilean amateur. She enjoys a 489-ranking gap over nearest rival Valentina Haupt.

Anacona wins Abierto title

  • Argentina’s Ela Belen Anaconda jumps 21 spots to 455th after winning the Campeonato Abierto de Damas.

Top 20 movers

  • Dewi Weber of The Netherlands is the only new top 20 player. She rises one place to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players join the top 50 with identical improvements of three rankings. Americans Krystal Quihuis and Hannah Kim move to 48th and 50th respectively, with Italian Bianca Fabrizio separating them in 49th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Australian Hannah Park is the most improved player with a jump of 483 rankings to world number 2,010.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Green follows in brother’s footsteps with three-peat

    • Malaysia’s Galven Kendall Green earned his third straight victory in the Malaysian Amateur Closed Championship to equal a feat elder brother Gavin recorded from 2009-11. Galven made sure of the three-peat when he came from five shots behind going into the final round. Green’s closing 68 gave him a 5-under-par 211 and a one-shot victory over 36-hole leader Mohd Afif Razif.
    • Green, 17, will literally follow in his elder brother’s footsteps when he begins his U.S. college career at the University of New Mexico next September, where Gavin won eight times.
    • Meanwhile, Galven enjoys a 46-ranking rise to 738th, while countryman Razif jumps 67 places to 906th.

    Hong stands out in Bonville Champions Trophy

    • Australia’s Jason Hong stood out from the field in the Bonville Champions Trophy at Bonville Golf Club in New South Wales as the only player under par for 72 holes. Hong won by four shots after rounds of 69, 74, 70 and 72 gave him a 3-under-par total of 285. Corey Jones was his nearest rival on 289.

    Top 100 movers

    • There are no new top 50 or 100 movers this week, while two players join the top 100. American George Cunningham and Barry Hume of Scotland both rise two places to 99th and 100th respectively.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • Martin Valdes Bravo of Chile takes that accolade this week with a 979-ranking move to world number 4,221.