McNealy takes over world number one spot

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The Men

McNealy takes over world number one spot

  • Maverick McNealy takes over as the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM following Curtis Luck’s decision to turn professional. McNealy has flip-flopped the number one spot with Luck this season, and finished last year by winning the Mark H.
  • McCormack medal as the leading amateur player for 2016. Chile’s Joaquin Niemann takes over as number two, while Sam Horsfield of England moves to third.

Performances of the week

Yoshihara fells Oak Tree

  • Hidetoshi Yoshihara improves 82 rankings to world number 144 after winning The Maxwell at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma. The UCLA student was the only player to break par for all three rounds after posting scores of 73, 66 and 70 for a 1-under-par 209 total. He won by a shot over Norway’s Viktor Hovland, who rises five spots to 25th.

Voke nears top 100 with Hawkeye win

  • New Zealander Nick Voke draws closer to the world top 100 after winning the Hawkeye Invitational. The Iowa State player won by two shots after a 9-under-par 207 total. He becomes world number 101 with a 35-ranking rise.

Top 20 movers

  • Sweden’s Oliver Gillberg is the only new player to break into this week’s top 20 with a rise of one place to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Andy Zhang of China and France’s Gregoire Schoeb move into the top 50. Zhang jumps 18 places to 44th, while Schoeb edges up one place to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • James Mcvicker of Ireland makes the week’s most dramatic move by jumping 1,432 rankings to world number 4,593.

The Women

Performances of the week

Vu and Kim square off in Showdown

  • Lilia Vu and Hannah Kim improve their status on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after sharing the spoils in the Silverado Showdown in Napa, California. The pair entered the lead tied on 7-under-par, and were declared joint winners thanks to matching 1-under-par 71s for 8-under-par 208 totals.
  • It was Vu’s third consecutive victory. The UCLA student took a share of the title thanks to setting a UCLA single-round, scoring record with a 9-under-par 63 in the second round. Kim, a Northwestern University student, earned her third college win and second of the season.
  • Vu rises three spots to 14th, while Kim improves 15 places to 33rd.

Two out of three for Maguire

  • World number one Leona Maguire won her second ACC Championship in the space of three years with a consistent performance at the Reserve Club of Pawleys Island. The Duke University player returned scores of 68, 72 and 70 for a 6-under-par 210 total to win by two shots.

Schubert on song in Lady Buckeye

  • American Sophia Schubert makes a significant move on this week’s table after a comfortable victory in the Lady Buckeye Invitational. The University of Texas student was the only player to break par for 54 holes with a 3-under 213 total. She led from the opening round and ran out a five-shot winner. She jumps 25 rankings this week to 74th.

Top 50 movers

  • Karolina Vlckova of Czechoslovakia is the only new top 50 player, with a two-ranking rise to 50th. There are no new top 20 players.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Elizabeth England of the United States makes the most pronounced move of the week with a jump of 560 rankings to world number 2,148.