Winner of the Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Drew Weaver, leapt 151 places in The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking to No 30 after his 2 and 1 victory over Tim Stewart (Australia), who moved up 26 places to No 46.  Weaver was six up with six to play and finally ended Stewart's spirited fight-back at the demanding 17th hole in the second round of the 36-hole final.  Lloyd Saltman (Scotland), was knocked out in the fourth round by Chris Wood (England) who moved up 63 places to No 45.  Saltman's run in the Amateur pushed him up two places to No 5.

Back-to-back victories for Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina, have seen him climb from 11th to No 4 in the rankings.  After last week's win at the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, New York, he moved on to claim the Northeast Amateur at Rumford, Rhode Island.

Jamie Lovemark (USA) remains in the No 1 spot, leading three fellow Americans at the top of the rankings. Billy Horschel is placed second, Chris Kirk third and newly promoted Johnson fourth.

Three winners in week 26 are newly ranked WAGR players - Josh Anderson (USA), winner of the California Amateur; Jannik Bolinder (Denmark), who captured the Bornholm Masters; and Scott Borrowman (Scotland), the new Scottish Youths champion.


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