Jordan moves into Walker Cup frame


The Men

Jordan moves into Walker Cup frame

  • Matthew Jordan moved into contention for a place in this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team with an impressive victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy. The Englishman was the only player to record scores of 70 or better for all four rounds. Rounds of 70, 68, 69 and 70 gave him an 11-under-par 277 total, 11 under, and a one-shot victory.
  • The 21-year-old Royal Liverpool member is not in the GB&I Walker Cup squad, but his St Andrews win won’t escape the attention of the selectors. Jordan adds the win to runner-up in the Scottish Stroke Play, fourth in the Irish Open Amateur, fifth in the Brabazon and seventh in the Lytham Trophy. Jordan breaks into World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 100 with a jump of 77 places to 91st.

Bard breaks into top 20 with Monroe victory

  • Derek Bard of the United States joins the world top 20 with victory in the Monroe Invitational. The University of Virginia student returned scores of 70, 67, 70 and 67 for a 2-under-par 274 and a one-shot victory. He climbs five rankings this week to 20th.

Top 20 movers

  • Sweden’s Oliver Gillberg is the only player to join Bard in the top 20 with a two-ranking move to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • Four players move into the top 50. Jacob Bergeron of the United States moves 45 places to 21st. Ireland’s Stuart Grehan makes a nine-ranking improvement to 45th. Cristobal Del Solar of Chile rises 4 spots to 49th. Finally, Scotland’s Craig Howie takes up 50th place with a two-ranking rise.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Nordin Van Tilburg of The Netherlands is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 2,149 rankings to world number 3,123.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    Kaye Go KO’s Porter Cup field

    • Lois Kaye Go of the Philippines jumps 100 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after knocking out the field to win the Women’s Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, New York. The Philippines amateur breezed to a five-shot victory after scores of 74, 69 and 65 gave her an 8-under-par 208 total. Lauren Waller of the United States was second on 213.
    • Kaye Go moves to world number 395, while Waller advances 78 rankings to 305th.

    Bose hits right notes in Eastern Amateur

    • Elizabeth Bose of the United States jumps 57 rankings this week to 533 with victory it the Eastern Amateur Championship at Birdwood Golf Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bose returned scores of 74, 73 and 73 for a 220 total and a three-shot victory over Tahnia Ravnjak, who rises 191 places to 636th.

    Jaffrey becomes Queen of Scotland


    • Connie Jaffrey makes a five-ranking rise this week after defeating in-form Clara Young to win the Scottish Women's Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Jaffrey won the battle of the 20-year-olds by two holes. Jaffrey, a Kansas State University student, moves to 231st. University of Missouri student Young, winner of the recent St Rule Trophy, advances 42 places to 323rd.

    Top 20 movers

    • Puk Lyng Thomsen of Denmark is the only new top 20 player, with a six-ranking rise to 19th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Two players join the top 50 this week. Switzerland’s Azelia Meichtry climbs 10 rankings to 46th, while Muni He of China moves three places to 49th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Lilas Pinthier of France takes that honour this week with jump of 663 rankings to world number 1,566.