The top six places in the World Amateur Golf Ranking remain unchanged, but leader Peter Uihlein consolidated his No 1 position with victory in the OFCC Fighting Illinois Invitational at Oly Fields in a week when Yoshinori Fujimoto continued his spectacular rise with a 94 place jump into the top 20.

Leading amateur in last year's Taiheiyo Masters on the professional Japan Golf Tour, he finished fourth in the World University Championship earlier this season and in a seven-week spell has recorded two victories and a second place, culminating in the KSGA Division 1 Collegiate in Fall title at Ibaraki that gained him 17th place in the Ranking.

His other win was in the Kanto Regional Collegiate, he was placed second in the Japan Student Golf Championship and he topped up these performances as leading amateur when he tied for 21st place in another pro tour event, the Kansai Open.

In the top 10, three players from the United States have moved up. Patrick Reed climbed two places to seventh and Russell Henley and Scott Langley jumped one place each to occupy ninth and 10th spots.

Eight events were won by new WAGR-ranked players: Ross Sumner, Patrick Newcomb, Brandon White, Michael Elder, Brian Morfield, Keith Humerickhouse and Mike Minicucci of the United States and Gudmundur Kristjansson of Iceland who won the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at Royal St George's after rounds of 75-71-72 in windy conditions over the Open Championship course.  In 20 years from 1990 the number of golfers in Iceland has increased from 1,000 to 17,000.

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