Oklahoma State University’s Morgan Hoffmann is the World Amateur Golf Ranking’s new number one after Australia’s Scott Arnold decision to turn professional. The freshman, who was April’s Big 12 Golfer of the Month and the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month, has registered three wins already this year, equaling the OSU record for the most victories in a freshman season. WAGRanked 2 this week is Rickie Fowler, which means that Oklahoma now possess the world’s best two amateur golfers.
At the Welsh Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship Andreas Harte took the title with a four-round total of 276 (12 under-par). The Dane won the title by four shots from Matt Haines at Ashburnham Golf Club. Harte’s victory lifts him 415 places up the Ranking to WAGRank 942, while Haines gets a 19-place boost up to WAGRank 81. Luke Goddard’s fifth-place finish at the same event gives him a place in the WAGR Top 50, up 6 from 56th.
At Sarawak Golf Club in Kuching, Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha took the Malaysian Amateur Open. The 19-year-old’s one under-par total of 287 was enough to edge out local hopeful Haziq Hamizan, and India’s Rashid Khan. Khrongpha jumps 208 places to WAGRank 587, Hamizan is up 34 to 430th position, and Khan rises 30 to WAGRank 143.
Finally, the USA’s Sam Cyr has gained 43 places after taking medalist honours for the second year running at the NAIA Championship, held at the TPC at Deere Run. The Point Loma Nazarene senior followed a third-round 67 with a final-round 71 to take the title by three shots. Cyr finishes the week WAGRanked 174.