Week 39, Pepperdine’s Josh Anderson moves up 85 places to WAGRank 159 following his individual win at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational, played over the par 72 - 7304 yards Washington National Golf Club, with scores of 70, 68, 68, four ahead of university team mate Andrew Pullman, who helped to secure the team prize ahead of Washington.
In Northern Ireland, 15-year-old Masamichi Ito from Japan won the 14th Grand Final of the Faldo Series at Lough Eire over the par 72, 6614 yards Faldo course. The 2010 Faldo Series Asia Boys’ champion carded a closing round of two-over-par 74 for a two-under-par, three-round aggregate of 214 to finish four shots ahead of Liu, and six shots in front of England’s Jack Colgate and Poland’s Adrian Meronk.
Ito becomes the first Asian golfer to win the Faldo Series Europe Boys’ title, the youngest golfer to have made the cut at a Japan Golf Tour event, and also the first golfer to claim both the Faldo Series Europe and Faldo Series Asia titles, and he superceded European Tour star Nick Dougherty as the youngest golfer to claim the Faldo Series Europe title at the age of 15 years and 46 days. Ito climbs 230 places to WAGRank 887.
The final day of the 2010 Faldo Series Europe Grand Final was completed when the assembled field watched Faldo; former Faldo Series winner and Lough Erne Resort touring professional, Rory McIlroy; and the five age-group winners take part in a one-club challenge over the 17th and 18th holes. McIlroy also joined the six-time Major winner for the subsequent gala dinner and prize presentation.
Elsewhere, Finland’s Miro Veijalainen won the Turkish Open by one shot from Italy’s Filippo Bergamaschi and Robert Kind from The Netherlands. This 9th staging of the event was played at the Gloria Golf Club in Antalya, Belek. This victory helped Veijalainen to move up the ranking by 306 to 219.
Nine events were won by new WAGR-ranked players: Sam Weber, Ryan Sheffer, Brad Boyle, Gustaf Kocken, Aaron Boggs, Greg Corben, Manuel Arzuaga, Manuel Vidal and Ben Engle.
Peter Uihlein remains the World Amateur Golf Ranking Number One.