Singh Brar makes Walker Cup bid with Lytham win

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The Men

Performances of the week

Singh Brar makes Walker Cup bid with Lytham win

  • Jack Singh BrarJack Singh Brar made a strong case for a spot in this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team with a dramatic victory in the Lytham Trophy.
  • Singh Brar was the only player in the field to break par in the opening round. He posted a 2-under 68 on a day when the competition standard scratch rose to 79! However, he saved his best for the 71st hole to secure the biggest win of his life.
  • The Dorset golfer broke out of a tie with Charlie Strickland when he holed a bunker shot for birdie on the par-4, 17th. Singh Brar made sure of the victory with a par on the last to post a 75 for an 8-over-par 288 total. Strickland bogeyed the final hole to finish two shots behind.
  • It’s Singh Brar’s second victory of the season to go with the Hampshire Salver. He jumps 105 places on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 164th, and surely into the Walker Cup reckoning. Strickland improves 184 spots to 568th.

Nido wins Terra Cotta in playoff

  • Chris Nido climbs 223 rankings to 302nd after a playoff victory in the Terra Cotta Invitational. The Miami resident defeated New Jersey’s John Pak at the first extra hole after the pair finished tied on level par 216. Pak moves to 144th from last week’s position at 168th.

Top 20 movers

  • Maximilian Schmitt of Germany is the only new top 20 player. He rises 13 places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Finnish amateur Matias Honkala moves into the top 50 with a 22-ranking rise to 42nd.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • South African Gregory Mckay jumps 1,531 rankings to world number 2,733.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    Clews waltzes to Welsh win

    • Gemma Clews rises 25 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to a comfortable victory in the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship at Ashburnham.
    • Clews was the only player to match par over 54 holes, running out a five-shot winner with scores of 75, 73 and 71 for a level par 219. Compatriot Lianna Bailey finished second. Scotland’s Hannah McCook was a further shot back in third place.
    • Clews moves to world number 200, while Bailey rises seven rankings to 147th. McCook makes a 28-ranking improvement to 587th.

    Caterina captures Italian under 18 title

    • Caterina Don is the new Italian under 18 champion after winning the Italian Girls U18 National Championship. Don lifted the Trofeo Roberta Bertotto and climbs 28 rankings to 151st to maintain her status as the world’s seventh highest ranked Italian.

      Quiros wins Spanish Stroke Play

      • Elena Arias Quiros won her national stroke play title when she captured the Spanish International Stroke Play Championship at Panorámica Golf Club. She rises 105 rankings this week to world number 549 as a result.

      Top 20 movers

      • Peru’s Maria Torres is the only new top 20 player. She advances four places to 20th.

      Top 50 movers

      • Leslie Cloots of Belgium joins this week’s top 50 with a five-ranking rise to 49th.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • Austrian Hannah Mitterberger makes the biggest move of the week. She jumps 551 rankings to world number 1,609.