New Zealand's Danny Lee won the Western Amateur to jump from sixth to second place in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.


Lee's victory over a top-quality field last week was good enough to see him leapfrog Jorge Campillo, Bi-o Kim, Cameron Johnston and Shane Lowry, and make catching world number one Rickie Fowler a genuine possibility over the next few weeks. Campillo won the Spanish National Championship in the same week, but the stronger field at the Western Amateur meant that it was Lee who benefitted from the major leap.


America's Erik Flores, the man Lee beat in the final, also leapt up the rankings, rising 49 spots to get to 26th in the world.


Callum Macaulay justified his top seeding at the Scottish Amateur Championship at Carnoustie last week by winning the event. His victory lifts him into the top 20 of the WAGR, and at 17th in  the world he is now 53 places ahead of the next best-placed Scot, Wallace Booth.


England's Tom Sherreard followed his excellent showing at The Open with a semi-final appearance in the English Amateur Championship, bringing him up 48 places to number 33. The winner of the English Amateur, Todd Adcock, was a lowly 831st in the rankings before last week, but his surprise victory at Woodhall Spa lifted him comfortably into the top 200, at 159th.

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