Jordan Spieth moves to world number one on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking following Patrick Cantlay’s decision to turn professional.
Spieth’s good news comes just a week after taking the prize for low amateur in the US Open Championship, and a few weeks after helping the University of Texas win the NCAA Championship.
Chris Williams moves to world number two to make up for the disappointment of not qualifying for the US Open. He moves four places on this week’s ranking following victory in the Washington State Amateur Championship. Williams didn’t just win his state amateur title – he lapped the field.
The University of Washington player began the final round with a six shot lead and returned a 68 to go with earlier scores of 67-67 and 69 for a 10-under-par total of 271. He ran out a 10-shot winner over Nick Varelia.
Bobby Wyatt’s rich vein of form continued when he won the Sunnehanna Amateur Championship. Wyatt helped the University of Alabama reach the final of the NCAA Championship, and carried on his fine play into the 59th Sunnehanna.
Rounds of 65, 70, 68 and 68 at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, gave Wyatt a 9-under-par total of 271.
He moves 16 places on this week’s ranking to world number 15.
Belgium’s Thomas Pieters continued his winning ways with victory in the Monroe Invitational. The University of Illinois player won the individual title at the NCAA Championship at Riviera two weeks ago. His closing 2-under-par 68 was good enough for a 72-hole total 272, 8-under, and a one shot victory over Alex Edfort.
Pieter breaks into the world top 10, improving two spots on this week’s ranking to ninth.
Beau Hossler’s reward for playing all four rounds of the US Open is a move of 55 places up the world ranking to 22nd.
If Ariya Jutanugarn’s play in last year’s Rolex Girls’ Junior Championship seemed peerless, then her form this year was even better. Jutanugarn won her second straight Rolex Girls’ Junior Championship by breaking the record-winning total she set last year.
Jutanugarn, ranked seventh on the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, recorded a 17-under-par total last year and bettered that score this year by one shot with an 18-under-par winning total of 270.
The native of Bangkok, Thailand, began the defence of her title at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Florida, with an opening 70 before setting the women’s course record with a second round 65, 7-under. A third round 68 took her to 13-under-par for the three rounds, meaning she needed a 67 to break her own record. She duly delivered.
Ariya’s elder sister Moriya finished second. Her level par total of 288 was 18 shots behind her younger sister! Jaye Marie Green was third on 3-over-par 291.
Ariya solidifies her seventh place ranking, while Moriya improves two places to world number 12.
Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark continued her winning ways with victory in the Wiibroe Cup in her homeland. The win follows her triumph in the Turkish Amateur Championship.
Larsen improves five places on this week’s ranking to world number 23.
Former tennis great Ivan Lendl’s daughter Isabelle won the Eastern Women's Amateur Championship and improves her ranking by 145 places to world number 773.
There are no movements in this week’s world top 20. However, Belgium’s Fanny Cnops and Becky Harries of Wales move inside the top 50. Chops moves two places to world number 49, while Harries also moves two spots to 50th.