Bobby Hudson of the USA made a 29-place leap into the top 20 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking with his victory in the Sunnehanna Amateur at Johnstown, Pennsylvania. In a field loaded with top players the University of Texas student started the final round four shots adrift of leader Brad Benjamin, but shot a four-under-par 66 to win by two shots from Nathan Smith. It was his second tournament win of the season after taking the Amer Ari Invitational title in week six and he moved to 15 in the Ranking. Benjamin slipped to a final round 73 for a four-way share of third place, but improved his WAGR position by 122 places to climb into the top 50 at number 46.

 

Peter Uihlein retains his number one position at the head of the Ranking, but there was a great deal of jockeying for position right behind him.  He tied for seventh place at the Sunnehanna with fellow American Patrick Reed who moved up four places to number five. Despite sharing the amateur honours at US Open Sectionals-Portland, Canadian Nick Taylor slipped down from his number two spot in the Ranking to fourth, allowing Bud Cauley into second place while Russell Henley's finish in the US Open Sectionals-Roswell earned him a two-place jump to number three.

 

In a crowded tournament week around the world Cian Curley won the East of Ireland, the Kentucky State title went to Jordan Blann and Spaniard Gerard Piris claimed the World University Championship.  The European Seniors event was won by Mats Anderrson of Sweden, who moves into the Ranking for the first time, and the Campeonato Nacional de Aficionados went to Peru's number two player Rafael Claux, a victory that moved him up 35 places into the top 200.

 

Players from the USA now hold the top three rankings and five of the top 10, the other five being filled by players from Canada, France, Italy, England and Korea.

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