Nilehn rolls into top 20

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The Men

Performances of the week

Nilehn rolls into top 20

  • Sweden’s Fredrik Nilehn returned a pair of 66s in the final two rounds of the Lamkin Grips SD Classic to earn his fourth college victory. The Texas Tech player opened with a 69 before rolling double 6s in his next two rounds to overcome a stellar collegiate field at San Diego Country Club. His 15-under-par 201 gave him a two-shots victory over Norwegian Viktor Hovland, an Oklahoma State student. Nilehn climbs 12 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 16th, while Hovland makes a one-ranking rise to ninth.

Yu conquers the Dunes

  • Chun-an Yu of Chinese Taipei breaks into the world top 35 by winning the Bandon Dunes Championship in Oregon. The Arizona State player ran out a one-shot winner courtesy of scores of 65, 68 and 67 for a 13-under 200 total. He rises seven spots to 33rd.

Romano right at home in Italian Amateur

  • Andrea Romano jumps 135 places to 254th after winning his home amateur championship. Romano bettered compatriot Gianmarco Manfredi by one shot to win the Italian International Amateur Championship. Manfredi actually leapfrogs Romano in the Italian hierarchy, moving from 602nd to 216th. He and Romano become Italy’s fourth and fifth highest ranked players.

Top 20 movers

  • England’s Todd Clements joins Nilehn in the top 20 with a nine-ranking rise to 18th.

Top 50 movers

  • American Matthew Wolff is the only new top 50 player, He improves eight places to 47th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Dylan De Prosperis of Italy is the week’s biggest mover. He jumps 1,719 rankings to world number 3,776 after a 10th place finish in the Italian International Amateur Championship.

The Women

Performances of the week

Moore eases to Hawkeye win

  • Haley Moore of the United States ups her world status by two rankings to 26th after a relatively easy six-shot victory in the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational. The University of Arizona player was the only one in the field to break par for 54 holes with scores of 68, 72 and 70 for a 6-under 210.

Panthong joins top 15 with Classic win

  • Pimnipa Panthong breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15 with victory in the BYU at Entrada Classic. The Thai golfer, a student at Kent State University, won by two shots after posting rounds of 67, 71 and 70 for an 8-under 208 score. Panthong makes a four-ranking rise to 15th.

Spitz edges closer to top 50 in Italy

  • Austria’s Emma Spitz is just three places off a top 50 ranking after winning the Italian International Ladies Amateur Championship. Spitz defeated home favourite Alessandra Fanali in a playoff after the pair had tied on level par 288. Spitz rises 15 places to 53rd, while Fanali improves 30 places to 65th.

Papp leads Texas charge

  • American Kaitlyn Papp spearheaded the University of Texas’s team victory in the Dr Donnis Thompson Invitational. Papp won by four shots over Canada’s Maddie Szeryk with a 3-under 213 score. Papp earns an 18-ranking rise to 54th, while Szeryk improves her status as Canada’s top ranked amateur by rising four spots to 30th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Germany’s Esther Henseleit is the only player to breach the top 50 with a two-ranking rise to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Ina Kim takes that honour with a jump of 627 rankings to world number 1,576.