The three Scottish players all excelled at last week's World Amateur Team Championships in Adelaide, Australia, but it is Callum Macaulay who came out best in terms of World Amateur Golf Ranking points. Macaulay's second-place in the individual standings at the event lifts him into eighth place in the rankings, with just a handful of points separating him from fourth place.
Macaulay's teammates Wallace Booth and Gavin Dear also played excellent golf in the 10-shot victory that saw them lift the Eisenhower Trophy, and they go to 50th and 66th places respectively. But top individual performer in Australia was American Rickie Fowler. Fowler had been pushed down to third place in the ranking, but his ten-under-par aggregate in Adelaide took him ahead of Spain's Jorge Campillo.
Further down the rankings, two of the biggest moves were made by the fantastically named duo of De Beer and Pistacchio, who shared medallist honours at the Prestige tournament at PGA West in California to rise 103 and 112 places respectively. Johan De Beer, a South African, is a freshman at TCU while Nate Pistacchio is a senior at UC Davis.
Also rising impressively was New Zealand's James Gill, an R&A scholar who until recently lived in St Andrews. Gill's solid performance for his country in the World Amateur Team Championship saw him rise 164 places to 191 in the world.