Performances of the week

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The Men

Performances of the week

Xiong breaks into top 10 with Western Win

  • Norman Xiong takes his place in the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 thanks to victory in the Western Amateur Championship. The Canyon Lake, California resident needed 22 holes to see off Doc Redman of Raleigh, North Carolina at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois.
  • Xiong was four up through nine holes, and three up after 15 but only took the title when Redman missed his par putt on the 22nd hole, the longest final in the tournament’s 115-year history.
  • Xiong became only the 25th player to finish leading qualifier and go on to take the title. The University of Oregon player jumps 22 rankings this week to ninth on the WAGR table. Redman breaks into the world top 80 with a move of 70 places to 71st.

Clements claims English Amateur in busy week of UK titles

  • Todd Clements climbs 83 spots on this week’s table to 121st after winning the English Amateur Championship at The Berkshire in a busy week of UK amateur championships. Clements defeated Jack Gaunt 2&1 in the 36 final, with Gaunt rising 112 rankings to world number 321.
  • Sam Locke won the Scottish Amateur Championship and soars 426 rankings to 725th, while Jack Davidson improved his Walker Cup chances by winning the Welsh Amateur Championship. He rises nine places to 45th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no top 20 players this week, while Scotland’s Craig Howie and Scottie Scheffler of the United States join Davidson in the top 50. Howie moves three places to 48th, while Scheffler makes a two-ranking rise to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Canada’s Taylor Beckstead takes that honour with a 1,383-ranking rise to world number 4,209.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    Lamb betters Maguire to win Smyth Salver

    • Sophie Lamb improves 52 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 164th after finishing low amateur in the Ricoh Women’s British Amateur Championship at Kingsbarns. Lamb returned scores of 69, 71, 73 and 69 for a six-under-par 282 total to finish equal 30th and win the Smyth Salver.
    • The 19-year-old bettered world number one Leona Maguire, who placed 49th. Sweden’s My Leander also made the cut, finishing 77th. She rises seven places to 35th.

    Lee reigns in Southern California

    • Andrea Lee of the United States solidifies her status as the world’s sixth best amateur with victory in the Women's Southern California Amateur Championship at San Gabriel Country Club. The Curtis Cup player was the only player to break par for 54 holes. Rounds of 68, 72 and 69 gave her a 209 total, four-under-par, and a four-shot victory.

    Wardle whips wind to win Girls’

    • England’s Bel Wardle defied strong winds to win the English Girls' Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Littlestone Golf club in Kent. The 17-year-old was the only player to break par in all three rounds with scores of 69, 71 and 72 on the par-73 layout. Conditions became so bad that the final round had to be cancelled, and Wardle took the title by seven shots with her 212 total, seven-under-par.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Alyaa Abdulghany of the United States is the only new top 50 player. She rises five places to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • China’s Joys Jin is the week’s biggest riser with a jump of 526 rankings to world number 1,962 after winning the AJGA Junior at RiverWatch.