Eisenhower features eight of world top 10

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The Men

Eisenhower features eight of world top 10

Maverick McNealyMaverick McNealy heads a star-studded cast of the best players on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM in the Eisenhower Trophy in Mexico this week. The world number one represents the United States in a field that features eight of the world’s top 10.

Only world number two Sam Horsfield and 10th ranked Cheng Jin of China are the top 10 players not in the field. Curtis Luck of Australia, Spain’s Ivan Cantero Gutierrez, Matthias Schwab of Austria, Irish amateur Jack Hume, Amateur champion Scott Gregory of England, Poland’s Adrian Meronk and Chilean Joaquim Niemann take their places in the starting line-up. These players occupy places three to nine respectively on the WAGR table.

Performances of the week

Cameron emerges as Fighting Illini Champ

  • Cameron Champ rises 73 places on this week’s table to 107th after winning the OFCC Fighting Illini Invite. The Texas A&M player posted scores of 65, 71 and 69 for a 5-under-par 205 total to win by four shots over Dylan Meyer of the University of Illinois and Arizona State’s Ki Taek Lee. Meyer breaks into the top 20 with a six-ranking rise to 16th, while Canadian Lee jumps 272 places to world number 694.

Dann Masters Mandurah

  • Australia’s Charlie Dann jumps 71 places this week to world number 238 after an 8-under-par performance helped him to a four-shot victory in the Mandurah Amateur Open.

Top 20 movers

  • Dan Meyer is the only new face in the top 20 after his runner-up finish in the OFCC Fighting Illini Invite. There are no new top 50 or 100 players.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Matt Chandler is the most improved player with a jump of 1,404 rankings to world number 4,092.

The Women

Performances of the week

Choi enters top 10

  • Hye-Jin Choi breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after leading Korea to a record equalling victory in the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico. Korea lifted the Espirito Santo Trophy for the fourth time after Choi, Min-Ji Park and Hyunkyung Park posted a 29-under-par 547 to tie the record low score. It was good enough for a 21-shot victory over Switzerland, matching the USA’s 1998 margin of victory record.
  • Choi finished leading individual with scores of 70, 69, 68 and 67 for a 14-under-par 274 total. She was two shots ahead of Denmark’s Puk Lyng Thomsen, and five strokes better than Min Ji Park. Hyunkyung Park placed 10th.
  • Choi advances five places to 10th. Min-Ji makes a 43-ranking rise to 74th. Hyun Kyung climbs 13 places to 113th, while Lyng Thomsen moves 44 spots to 30th.

Knight moves into top 20

  • Cheyenne Knight of the United States jumps seven places to world number 16 with victory in the Mason Rudolph Championship. The University of Alabama student earned a five-shot victory after posting a 14-under-par 202 total.

Lee courts top 20 ranking

  • Esther Lee edged closer to the top 20 after winning the Branch Law Firm-Dick McGuire. The victory moves the American 10 places to world number 23.

Top 20 movers

  • American Mika Liu and Sweden’s Julia Engstrom join Knight in the top 20 with two-ranking rises to 19th and 20th respectively.

Top 50 movers

  • Daniela Darquea of Ecuador and Belgian Leslie Cloots move into the top 50 alongside Lyng Thomsen. Darquea rises 13 rankings to 43rd, while Cloots edges up four places to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • England’s Holly Morgan takes that honour with a 652-ranking rise to world number 1,441.