In Week 27, Stanford University’s Andrew Yun won the 2010 Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club in Georgia, climbing 22 places to WAGRank 62 as a result. The tournament came down to the 72nd hole. Yun hit his approach shot to the par-five 18th to three feet, before holing for birdie to win by one shot from 18-year-old Anders Albertson on a total of 20 under par.
“I know this is a big tournament; it will do a lot for my confidence,” said Yun. “Now I want to keep it going to play good the rest of the summer.”
Up in Virginia, Brinson Paolini took his third successive Virginia Amateur Championship at Belle Haven Golf Club, becoming the first player to achieve the feat in the event’s 97-year history.
Having been two holes down to 25-year-old Mike Kirby, Paolini rallied, winning four holes out of five in an important afternoon stretch, before holding on for a 1up victory with an excellent up-and-down on the 36th hole.
"To be able to get up and down from the short side on 18 to win was huge," said Paolini, who climbs 35 places to 159th in the Ranking. "I've worked on my bunker game probably more than any other part of my game in the past two years. That was a very difficult shot, and it was one of the best bunker shots I've hit in a very long time and one of the best putts I've hit in a long time to win. It makes it that much better."
In Ireland, Great Britain and Ireland’s 2009 Jacques Leglise Trophy Champion, Paul Dunne, shot final rounds of 71 and 70 in difficult conditions to take the Irish Youths Amateur Close Championship. Dunne, the reigning Irish Boys Champion who has travelled with the Irish Senior team to the European Amateur Team Championships, coasted home over the final six holes of the 72-hole event to win by two strokes on a total of one under par. He moves up the Ranking 141 positions to WAGRank 407.
And in India, Rashid Khan entered the WAGR Top 50 after winning the Uttar Pradesh Open. Khan’s 15-under-par total left him nine shots clear of field and gave him a 35-place boost to WAGRank 44.
The USA’s Peter Uihlein is this Week 27’s World Amateur Golf Ranking Number One by virtue of producing the greatest consistency of performance over the past 52 weeks.