Spain's leading amateur, Jorge Campillo, claimed his second successive victory in the United States, taking the Boilermaker Invitational at West Lafayette, Indiana, to climb 12 places on The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking to No 15 as world No 1 Daniel Willett of England consolidated his position with a win in the Australian Stroke Play at Royal Adelaide.

 

Last week Campillo, a 21-year-old student at Indiana, won the Missouri Tiger Intercollegiate in Columbia, continuing a good run of form that last year gained him second place in the Olympia Fields Invitational to then world-ranked No 1 Ricky Fowler.  He reached the quarter-finals of The Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes last year and finished ninth in the European Amateur.

 

In a week when players contested 31 counting events in the USA, Australia, Cyprus, England and Italy, Stiggy Hodgson of England made a huge leap through the Ranking, climbing 369 places to No 349 with a double victory.  He shared top place in the Peter McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath in Birmingham with Eddie Pepperell and three days later claimed the Hampshire Salver.  Earlier in the season he played well in both the  Spanish and Portugese Amateurs Championships.

 

Leighton Lyle of Australia, with a top-25 finish in his country's Stroke Play Championship, moved up 30 places to No 17.  He won the Victoria PGA - Von Nida event at the beginning of the season and was Victorian Amateur champion last year.

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