Chris Williams take over as the new number one on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. Williams takes over the top spot from Jordan Spieth who drops to number two.
Williams has won the Washington State Amateur Championship this summer, and placed second in the Sahalee Players Championship. He ended his college season at the University of Washington by winning the NCAA D1 Southwest Regional Championship.
Peter Williamson moves into this week’s top 20 courtesy of winning the 106th Southern Amateur Championship at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas. It’s his second big win of the summer following victory in the North & South Amateur Championship.
Williamson defeated Bobby Wyatt to take this title, but only after three playoff holes. Williamson holed a 25-foot birdie putt after he and Wyatt had finished level on 12-under-par scores of 276.
It means a move of 13 places to world number 14 for Williamson, a recent graduate from Dartmouth University. Wyatt moves six places on this week’s ranking to 11th.
Richard Werenski jumps 111 places this week to 121st following victory in the Porter Cup. Werenski paved his way to victory with a second round 62 around Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, New York. A final round of 68, 2-under-par, gave him a two shot victory over Denny McCarthy and world number four Patrick Rodgers. McCarthy moves 53 places to world number 82.
Andy Hyeon Bo Shim enters the world top 60 courtesy of winning the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. He defeated Jim Liu, 4 and 3 at the Golf Club of New England in Stratham, New Hampshire. Shim leaps 560 spots on this week’s ranking to 51st as a result. Liu moves 79 places to 68th.
Australia’s Minjee Lee moves to number three on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to victory in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City California.
Lee had to rely on her powers of recovery to overcome Alison Lee of the United States in the 36-hole final. One up at lunch, the Australian then lost four holes in a nine-hole stretch from the third to stand three down with six holes to play.
Minjee, who defeated world number two Ariya Jutanugarn in the semi-final, then won four straight holes and hung on to win by the match by one hole.
Minjee Lee moves five places on this week’s ranking. Her namesake improves 104 places to 27th in the world order.
US Curtis Cup player Austin Ernst also moves five places on this week’s ranking. She moves to world number 12 thanks to victory in the Women's North & South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst, South Carolina. Ernst, former individual winner of the NCAA Championship, defeated Doris Chen 2&1 in the 110th edition of the championship.
Jaye Maria Green won the 54-hole stroke-play qualifying by two shots, finishing with a 4-under 212 total. Green moves two places on this week’s ranking to 10th in the world. Chen is ranked 67th.
Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larson is the only player to break into this week’s top twenty. She moves seven places to 18th.
England’s Lauren Taylor warmed up for her first year of college golf at Baylor University in Texas by winning the Dutch Junior Open for the second straight year. Taylor, who won the 2011 Ladies’ British Amateur, moves 35 spots to world number 188.