Rickie Fowler retained his leading position in The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking as fellow American Kevin Chappell made a strong move for the top spot with a four-place jump to No 2, but the surprise of the week came from Matt Haines of England, who played on both sides of the Atlantic in the same week and good performances in the Thunderbird International Junior event in Scotsdale, Arizona, and then in the French Stroke Play Championship at Chantilly earned him a massive 274-place leap in the Ranking to No 115.

 

Chappell made his bid for the top spot with victory in the NCAA Division 1 Championship at West Lafayette, Indiana, where Fowler finished in fourth.

 

Shane Lowry of Ireland climbed three places to No 9 and four players entered the top-20. Leighton Lyle (Australia) moved up 9 places to No 14; Derek Fathauer (USA) - up 17 places to No 15; Russell Henley (USA) - up 5 places to No 16; and Nick Taylor (Canada) - up 24 places to No 18.

 

Wallace Booth of Scotland won the Scottish Stroke Play Championship at the Duke's Course in St Andrews to move to No 65 in the same weekend that his sister Carly became the youngest-ever Curtis Cup player as she represented Great Britain & Ireland against the United States just down the road over the Old Course.

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