WINNERS & LEADING AMATEURS
Louis De Jager (Gauteng North Open), Luke List (Jones Cup Invitational) & Brian Prouty* (Ping Arizona Intercollegiate)
*New WAGRanked Player.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
European Amateur Champion, Rory McIlroy (Ireland) takes over the R&A WAGRanked No 1 spot from US Amateur Champion, Richie Ramsay (Scotland) who has reigned supreme for 24 weeks.
There is one new entrant in the WAGR Top 20. Gary Woodland (USA), although losing a play-off for this week’s Jones Cup, climbs 15 places to No 17.
Four players make positive inroads into the WAGR Top 50. There is a significant jump of 30 places to No 22 for Clemson No 1, Kyle Stanley (USA), English international, Gary Boyd rises 32 to No 38, US Walker Cupper Trip Kuehne, up 30 places to No 44 and fellow American Robert Gates up 11 to No 50.
Louis De Jager (South Africa), up 32 places to No 69, is the highest of seven players to break into the WAGR Top 100. John Parry (England) is up 60 places to No 71, followed by East of Scotland Champion, Keir McNicoll (Scotland), up 22 to No 81. Jay Bayron (Philippines) rises 44 places to No 82 and former English Amateur Champion, Paul Waring, 67 places to No 85. The other new entrants into the WAGR Top 100 in Week 6 are Americans, Brady Schnell, up 26 to No 95, and youngster Peter Uihlein, up 69 places to 99.
There is less of an influx to the Top 150, but Irishman Seamus Power has a rise of 76 places to No 126. The others we welcome to the WAGR Top 150 include four more Americans, Arnond “Bank” Vongvanij, destined for the University of Florida, who rises 44 to WAGR No 127, C J Gatto, up 53 places to No 132, Philip Pettitt, up 39 to No 147 and Charlie Beljan, up 36 to No 150, and Josh Younger (Australia), up 67 to No 138.
New R&A WAGRanked No 1, Rory McIlroy finished a very creditable 3 under par and 52= on the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic. Rick Kulacz (Australia) led the three amateurs who made the cut in the Von Nida Tour’s Victoria Open and Jay Bayron led the same number that qualified for the final two rounds of the Philippines Open, sanctioned by the Asian Tour.
COUNTRY BREAKDOWN OF THE TOP 200 PLAYERS ON WAGR WEEK 2007/06
USA (77 players this week / 75 players last week)
Australia (19/17) & England (19/19)
South Africa (16/16)
New Zealand (7/8)
France & Sweden (5/5)
Ireland & Spain (4/4)
Canada, Germany (2/2) & Korea (2/3)
Argentina, Chile, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand & Venezuela (1/1)