Tyrone Ferreira won the Mpumalanga Open with a final round 64 at White River Country Club in South Africa. The young South African, who finished with an 11 under par total of 277, moves up 28 places to No 37 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking following his win. PH McIntyre finished three shots behind. His runner up spot was good enough to improve his world ranking to No 161.
Scotland’s Callum Macaulay also moved into the top 50 this week following his success at the Newlands Trophy played at Lanark Golf Club. Macaulay, now WAGRanked 45, moved ahead in the third round with a 63 and, despite his closing 74, took the title by four shots from Scott Borrowman who moved up to 128 places to No 451. His victory, coupled with his win last week in the South East District Open at West Linton, was enough to see Macaulay, a semi-finalist in this year’s Amateur Championship, take the Scottish Order of Merit crown.
Joseph Sykora, from the University of Alabama, won the Topy Cup of Japan, in Fukushima. The intercollegiate event featured a number of top American and Japan Amateurs but Sykora, who now moves up from No 87 to 56 shot three rounds in the 60’s to win by four.
The United States of America retained the Walker Cup after a thrilling weekend’s golf at Royal County Down in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. The WAGR Top 5 were all playing for the USA side which, despite losing the Sunday afternoon singles 5 ½ - 2 ½, held on to win the biannual match against Great Britain & Ireland by 12 ½ points to 11 ½.