Rickie Fowler remains at No 1 in The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking for a second successive week. The 18 year old, who is heading to Oklahoma State University next month, has reached No 1 in the WAGRanking without even reaching the minimum divisor of 32, an achievement that is unprecedented. Fowler will travel to the US Amateur, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco next week, hoping to continue this year’s form and progress beyond the quarter-final stage he reached last year.
In Europe, Marius Thorp, winner of the Silver Medal at last year’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, was the leading amateur in the Norwegian Open at Onsoy Golf Club and his 6 under par total of 281 moved him up 106 places to WAGRanking No 51.
Ben Parker, a member of England’s elite squad, won the German Amateur by five strokes, moving him from No 143 to 120. Parker, whose father is the professional at Gut Waldorf in Hamburg, ended 5 strokes clear of German golfers Alexander Knappe and the unranked Hinrich Arkenau.