Maximilian Kieffer of Germany continued his rapid progress through The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking with an 86-place jump to 83rd. Last week he climbed 167 places. His rapid rise came through good finishes in the Junior Orange Bowl at Coral Gables and then in the Dixie Amateur at Pompano Beach, Florida, which was won by David Lingmerth of Sweden in a play-off with Stephan Gross of Germany.
Bryce Ledward of the United States was the winner of the New Year's Invitational at St Peterburg, also in Florida.
In the final week of 2007 Leighton Lyle was the winner of the Victorian Amateur.
Rickie Fowler (USA) continues to top the Ranking and he has now held the WAGR No 1 spot for 18 weeks.