Second place in the Linger Longer Invitational at Greensboro, Georgia, edged Sweden's Joel Sjoholm one place up The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking into sixth spot just three weeks after he won the John Hayt Collegiate at Sawgrass. Last year the student at Georgia State University reached the final of the European Amateur but lost in a play-off to France's Benjamin Hebert.
Right behind him in the Ranking is South African Derik Ferreira, quarter-finalist in last week South African Match Play Championship and winner this week of the Northern Amateur at Modderfontein. He has made a jump of 28 places to No 7.
In a week when 23 counting events were played from the USA and Chile to South Africa and Australia, victories earned top 50 places for three other players. George Bryan (USA) took the Schenkel E-Z Go Invitational at Statesboro, Georgia, to climb 17 places to No 38 and Jonathan Hodge (USA) jumped 13 spots to No 43 with his success in the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational at Aiken, South Carolina.
Australian Scott Arnold moved up 56 places to No 47 with his play-off victory over Kieran Pratt in the Riversdale Cup at Mount Waverley.