Patrick Rodgers didn’t take long to climb back into the world number two position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. One week, to be precise.
Jordan Spieth replaced Rodgers last week as world number two, with Rodgers slipping to number three. However, Rodgers regains the spot this week thanks to victory in the Annual Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, California.
Rodgers denied Spieth and world number one Patrick Cantlay to take the title. The Stanford University player returned rounds of 67, 71 and 68 for a 54-hole total of 206, four-under-par. Cantlay finished joint second on 208 along with Justin Shin of New Mexico State University. Spieth finished in equal fifth, four shots behind Rodgers.
Australia’s Jake Higginbottom also changes position in this week’s top 10. He moves two places to number eight. Taipei’s Cheng-tsung Pan also moves into this week’s top 10. He improves his world status by two places, moving to 10th.
Geoff Shaw won The Woodlands All-American tournament over the Tournament Course at The Woodlands Country Club in Woodlands, Texas. The Texas A&M student recorded rounds of 69, 67 and 69 over the 7,018-yard, par-72 course for an 11-under-par total of 205, good enough for a two-shot victory over Curtis
Donahoe of North Texas University.
England’s David Booth won the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament at St Andrews. Booth emerged triumphant by holing an eight-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole, the Old Course’s 18th, after tying fellow University of Stirling team mates Jack McDonald and Conor Wilson after 54 holes. Booth moves seven places on this week’s ranking to 317th.
Duncan recorded a six-shot victory at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Rounds of 70, 69 and 71 gave the Duke University player a three-under-par total of 210. Duncan moves one place on this week’s ranking as a result.
France’s Celine Boutier moves 15 places on this week’s ranking after winning the Internationaux De France Juniors. The French international moves to world number 23.
Deborah DeVilla of the Philippines improves her world status by 182 places after winning the Knights & Pirates Invite at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Florida. The Texas Tech student returned rounds of 69, 70 and 74 for 54-hole total of 213, three-under-par, and a two-shot victory over Paula Reto of Purdue.
DeVilla moves to 324th in the world as a result. Reto moves six places to world number 38.