Luck takes over as world number one

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The Men

Luck takes over as world number one

  • Curtis Luck received good news ahead of his Masters debut by moving to the top of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Luck, who qualified twice for the Masters by winning the U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships, moves from second to first on the WAGR table, with American Maverick McNealy dropping to second.
  • Americans Dylan Meyer and Colin Morikawa also make significant moves in the top 10. Meyer rises three places to sixth, while Morikawa enters the top 10 with a two-ranking rise to ninth after finishing second in the Southern Highlands Collegiate.

Performance of the week

Hirschman storms to playoff win

  • Grant Hirschman came from five shots off the lead to force a playoff in the Southern Highlands Collegiate tournament in Las Vegas. The University of Oklahoma player was lying in seventh place after 36 holes, five shots behind Colin Morikawa of the University of California. Hirschman made up the ground with a 4-under-par 68 to Morikawa’s 73. They finished on 6-under-par 210 totals, and Hirschman won at the first playoff hole.
  • Hirschman jumps 42 places to 111th.

Zalatoris pulls rank in Hackler

  • Former U.S. Junior Amateur champion Will Zalatoris moves two spots to 15th this week after winning the General Hackler Championship. The Wake Forest player Zalatoris bettered Kent State’s Ian Holt by a shot with a 9-under-par 135 total after bad weather reduced the tournament to 36 holes. Holt jumps 36 places to 235th.

Perry wins Riverdale Cup

  • Australian Dylan Perry advances 20 rankings this week to 65th with victory in the Riverdale Cup.

Top 20 movers

  • Americans Harrison Endycott and Nick Hardy move into the top 20. Endycott rises four places to 18th, while Hardy edges up two spots to 19th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Norwegian Mikkel Antonsen makes the most dramatic rise of the week, with a jump of 1,758 rankings to world number 4,099.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    Torres breaks into top 40 with Gator win

    • Maria Torres reconfirmed her status as the world’s top Peruvian amateur by winning the SunTrust Gator Invite in Gainesville, Florida. The University of Florida player outscored world number one Leona Maguire to win. Rounds of 71, 68 and a closing 66 gave her a 5-under-par 205 total, two shots better than Maguire.
    • Torres rises six places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 35th.

    Zhou peaks in Mountain View

    • Wanasa ZhouAustralian Wanasa Zhou opened with consecutive 7-under-par 65s in the Mountain View Collegiate and then had the luxury of a closing 1-over-par 73 to win with ease. Her 13-under-par 203 total gave her a four-shot victory over Germany’s Leonie Harm, a University of Houston student. Zhou climbs 79 rankings to 157th, while Harm improves eight places to 37th.

    San Francisco dreaming for Leander

    • Sweden’s My Leander advances 32 places this week to 80th by winning the Meadow Club Women's Intercollegiate in San Francisco. The San Jose State player ran out a three-shot winner with a 5-under-par 211 total.

    Tufail upsets form book to win UNF

    • England’s Sana Tufail wouldn’t have been among the favourites to win the UNF Collegiate in Jacksonville, Florida. She arrived as world number 528, but the Old Dominion student overcame stronger players to win by two shots. Her bonus prize is a rise of 282 places to 246th.

      Top 20 movers

      • Spain’s Ana Pelaez Trivino enters the top 20 with a two-ranking rise to 19th.

      Top 50 movers

      • Karolina Vlckova of Czechoslovakia breaks into the top 50 by rising five places to 49th.

        Biggest ranking improvement

        • Norway’s Henriette Syr makes the week’s biggest jump with a 513-ranking rise to world number 2,033.