University of Southern California’s Jamie Lovemark is the new No 1 in The R&A’s World Amateur Golf Ranking following an impressive victory over one of the strongest fields in amateur golf at the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Championship, played at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Lovemark won in fine style, shooting 64 in each of his final two rounds over the par 70 course to post 271 for the championship. He won by two shots from Kyle Stanley whose performance was enough to move him into the WAGR Top 10 at No 7.
In Scotland, Kevin McAlpine won the Bidwells Scottish Open Stroke Play title at Royal Dornoch to claim a notable double having won the Allied Surveyors Scottish Amateur Championship last year at Nairn. He is only the sixth player to achieve the feat of holding both Scottish national titles concurrently. The victory has catapulted McAlpine up 65 places to No 107.