Cameron Davis and Curtis Luck make significant moves

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The Men

Performances of the week

Cameron DavisCameron Davis and Curtis Luck make significant moves on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after leading Australia to a record equalling victory in the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico. Davis and Luck finished first and second as Australia claimed the Eisenhower Trophy for the first time since 1996.

Davis topped the individual table with rounds of 67, 66, 68 and 68 for a 17-under-par 269 total, two shots better than Luck. Harrison Endycott, the world number 13, placed 16th as Australia posted a 38-under-par team score of 534 to equal America’s 2014 total for low score. England finished second, 19 shots behind.

England’s Alfie Plant, Adrian Meronk of Poland and Korean Sung Ho Yun were joint third on 274, 12-under.

Davis makes a five-ranking rise to world number six. Luck moves one place to second, swapping places with England’s Sam Horsfield.

Meronk strengthens his grip on eighth place. Plant improves 15 rankings to 56th, while Yun jumps 156 places to 385th.

Carlson wins Inverness in playoff

  • American Nick Carlson jumps 386 places after winning the Inverness Intercollegiate in a playoff. The University of Michigan player bettered Jake Shuman in sudden death after the pair tied on 4-under-par 209 totals. Carlson becomes the world’s 528th best player, while Shuman rises 35 places to 253rd.

Top 20 movers

  • Norway’s Viktor Hovland is the only new top 20 player with a five-ranking rise to 16th thanks to a seventh place finish in the World Amateur Team Championship.

Top 50 movers

  • Gregoire Schoeb becomes the world’s 50th best player after a rise of three spots.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Sweden’s Christofer Rahm is the most improved player with jump of 1,383 rankings to world number 3,761.

The Women

Performances of the week

Weber becomes world number 25

  • Dewi Weber of The Netherlands rises to 25th on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM to strengthen her status as the world’s best Dutch player. The University of Miami player edged out American Sarah Burnham by one shot to win the Mar Fossum Invitational after posting a 4-under-par 212 total.
  • Weber returned rounds of 72, 70 and 70 to win the individual title and help Miami take the team honours. Weber rises one place this week. Burnham improves eight spots to 81st.

Hoffman’s fast start wins Lady Paladin

  • An opening 7-under-par 65 helped Emilee Hoffman win the Lady Paladin Invitational. Hoffman, a student at the University of Texas, defeated Furman University’s Alice Chen by a shot. Hoffman had a second round wobble when she was 10 shots worse with a 75, but a closing 2-under-par 70 helped her post a 210 total, 6-under-par.
  • Hoffman jumps 82 rankings this week to 229, while Chen improves 12 places to 112th.

Dalton rises to Inkster challenge

  • Kendra Dalton becomes the world’s 274th best player thanks to victory in the Juli Inkster Spartan Invite. The Brigham Young student defeated San Jose State’s My Leander by two shots after posting a 4-under-par 212 total. Dalton climbs 78 places to 274th, while Leander rises 15 spots to 147th.

    Edberg claws rivals in Cougar Cup

    • Sweden’s Martina Edberg ran away with the WSU Cougar Cup to improve 22 places to 114th. Rounds of 72, 68 and 66 gave the CSU Fullerton a seven-shot victory.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • There are no new players in the top 20, 50 or 100 this week. American Elsa Moberly is the most improved player with a jump of 638 rankings to world number 2,075.