WINNERS & LEADING AMATEURS
George Coetzee (KwaZulu-Natal Open) & Blake McGrory* (Lake Macquarie)
*New WAGRanked Player.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Richie Ramsay (Scotland) remains at R&A WAGR No 1 for a 24th week.
Although there are no new entrants in the Top 20, there are two significant climbers into the WAGR Top 50. 2005 Western Amateur Champion, Jamie Lovemark (USA) scales a massive 59 places to No 22 by dint of his performance in the Buick Invitational on the USPGA Tour, where he finished a highly creditable 39 equal, and Ruan Botha (South Africa) who rises 20 places to enter the WAGR Top 50 at No 35.
The only new entrant into the Top 100 in Week 5 is Justin Roach (Australia), up 32 places to WAGR No 89.
Into the WAGR Top 150 come two new entrants and one returning to form, Troy Ropiha (New Zealand), up 49 to No 124, and Rika Batibasaga (Australia), up 39 to No 134, achieve the highest R&A WAGR positions of their careers. Another New Zealander, Leighton James climbs 4 to No 149, as he strives to improve on his previous high R&A WAGR position of No 114.
Now WAGRanked No 14, Seve Benson (England) finished with three birdies in Round 2 to make the cut at the CommercialBank Qatar Masters, co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Tours. Seve finished equal 58.
COUNTRY BREAKDOWN OF THE TOP 200 PLAYERS ON WAGR WEEK 2007/05
USA (75 players this week / 76 players last week)
England (19/19) & Scotland (19/18)
South Africa (16/16)
New Zealand (8/8)
France & Sweden (5/5)
Ireland & Spain (4/4)
Canada & Germany (2/2)
Argentina, Chile, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand & Venezuela (1/1)