Gilberg joins top 10

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The Men

Performances of the week

Gilberg joins top 10 

  • Oliver Gilberg improves his status as Sweden’s top amateur with a move of four places to eighth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Gilberg advances into the top 10 after a record-breaking victory in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Pecanwood Golf and Country Estate. Scores of 67, 62, 64 and 68 gave Gilberg a 261 total, the lowest score in the tournament’s 49-year history. It betters Richard Sterne’s record set in 2001. Matt Saulez’s 262 would have won in those previous 48 events, but had to settle for second. The South African climbs 62 positions to 431st.

Chang best in Sea Best

  • Malaysia’s Ervin Chang jumps 126 rankings to 379th thanks to victory in the Sea Best Invitational at TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The Liberty University student defeated Lipscomb player Eric Ansett in a playoff after the pair had tied on 6-under 204 totals. Ansett moves to 329th from last week’s position of 368th.

    Top 20 movers

    • Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player Matthew Jordan moves into this week’s top 20 with a seven-ranking rise to 17th after good performances in Australia. Jordan was 13th in the Master of the Amateurs, ninth in the Avondale Medal and third leading qualifier in the New South Wales Amateur before reaching the last 16 in the match play rounds.

    Top 50 movers

    • American Brad Dalke rejoins the top 50 by moving seven spots to 46th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • South Africa’s Jordan Burnand is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,463 places to world number 2,656 after finishing joint 19th in the South African Stroke Play Championship.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    Weber rises to the challenge at UCF

    • Dewi Weber of the Netherlands join the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15 by winning the UCF Challenge at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. The Miami University student romped to a six-shot win over teammate Renate Grimstad with rounds of 73, 66 and 70 for a 7-under 209 total. The Dutch player rises two spots to 14th, while Norwegian Grimstad advances 31 positions to 175th.

    Olarra joins top 25

    • Spanish player Ainhoa Olarra improves five places to 24th after victory in the Florida State Match Up over the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee, Florida. Olarra, runner up in last year’s Ladies’ British Amateur, ran out a two-shot winner to help her University of South Carolina side win the team title. Florida State player Amanda Doherty finished two shots behind Olarra in second place, and joins the top 100 with a move of 31 rankings to 95th.

    Englemann in driver’s seat at Buick

    • Sadie Englemann of the United States climbs 93 rankings into the top 100 by winning the Buick Shanshan Feng Girls Invitational at TPC Valencia, in Valencia, California. After successive rounds of 71, Englemann returned a 69 for a 211 total and a three-shot victory. She rises to 248th on the WAGR table.

    Top 50 movers

    • No one moves into this week’s top 20, while Malene Kroelboell Hansen of Denmark rises five places to 48th and Italy’s Bianca Fabrizio improves 11 spots to 49th.

        Biggest ranking improvement

        • Giovanna Fernandez Lopez of Paraguay makes the biggest move of the week. She jumps 483 places to 800th after winning the Junior Qualifier in her homeland.