The new college golf season has begun in earnest and with it Adam Mitchell of the USA has climbed into the top-five of the World Amateur Golf Ranking. It's the highest career ranking for Mitchell, a beaten semi-finalist in the US Amateur in August, and puts him just a handful of points behind fourth-ranked Anders Kristiansen of Norway.
Above Mitchell and Kristiansen, Jorge Campillo of Spain overtook Rickie Fowler of the USA thanks to his victory at the Windon Memorial. Campillo has been a permanent fixture in the top-10 throughout the 2008 season and will now have his sights set on trying to catch world number one Danny Lee. All of the top three will represent their countries at this week's World Amateur Team Championships to be played at Royal Adelaide and The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia.
Further down the rankings, the big mover of the last few weeks has been Matt Jager of Australia, who has won two events in the past three weeks, including last week's Federal Amateur in Canberra, Australia. Jager moved up 20 places to number 49, not far behind England's Todd Adcock, the English Amateur Champion, whose form in August has seen him move up almost 800 places in the World Amateur Golf Ranking to sit in 28th place.