WINNERS & LEADING AMATEURS
Rohan Blizard (SBS Invitational), Joseph Bramlett/Roberto Castro (Puerto Rico Classic), Rafael Campos (Argonaut Invitational), J T Clendenin* (BSC Spring Invitational), Domingo Jojola* (Anteater Invitational), Lucas Lee (CSUB Poor Boy Invitational), John Parry (Spanish Amateur), Mike Van Sickle* (Wexford Plantation & Ron Smith/USF Invitational) & Gary Woodland (All-American Classic)
*New WAGRanked Player
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
This is the fourth consecutive week that Jamie Moul (England) has held the R&A WAGR No 1 spot.
Significant strides are made into the R&A WAGR Top 20 in Week 2007/10 by Kyle Stanley (USA), up 13 places to No 10, and newly crowned Spanish Amateur Champion, John Parry, who enters at No 19, having climbed 53 places.
There are three entrants to the WAGR Top 50, at Numbers 45, 46 and 47 respectively, namely Daniel Summerhays (USA), up 6 places, Alan Wagner (Argentina), up 14, and former English Amateur Champion, Paul Waring, who rises 39 places.
A mad rush into the WAGR Top 100 has ensued. Incoming are no less than five American, Hudson Swafford, up 81 places to 66, Roberto Castro, who, with Joseph Bramlett (USA) this week, through the Puerto Rico Classic, gained an exemption into The (British) Amateur Championship, up 33 to 75, Tanner Ervin, up 55 to 95, Mark Harrell, up 67 to 97, and Daniel Im, up 8 to 98, two Europeans, Pedro Figueiredo (Portugal), up 29 to 76, and Mark Haastrup (Denmark), up 21 to 94, and a Kiwi, Andrew Green (New Zealand), up 74 WAGRanking places to No 83.
Now that the international amateur season is in full swing and current form increasingly important, there are also five major upward changes in the WAGR Top 150. Again the US golfers are to the fore, Toby Ragland, rises 58 places to R&A WAGR No 102, Matt Bortis, 39 to 147, and Erik Olson, 18 to 150. Joining them is Josh Younger (Australia), up 31 to No 128, and Charles Ford (England), up 217 to 141.
Ary Rodriguez (Argentina) was the leading amateur in the Campeonato Abierta del Sur at Mar del Plata.
COUNTRY BREAKDOWN OF THE TOP 200 PLAYERS ON WAGR WEEK 2007/10
USA (82 players this week / 81 players last week)
Australia (18/18) & England (18/19)
South Africa (15/16)
New Zealand & Sweden (6/6)
Ireland & Spain (4/4)
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Germany & Korea (2/2)
Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand & Venezuela (1/1)