The Men

Chris Williams takes a significant step up the top 10 of the Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to victory in the NCAA Southwest Regional at the Jimmie Austin Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma. 

The University of Washington player fashioned scores of 73, 68 and 68 for a 7-under-par total of 209 to win by a shot from Thomas Pieters of the University of Illinois.

Williams, who played in last year’s Walker Cup, improves his ranking four spots this week to become the world’s fourth best amateur.
 
Canada’s Albin Choi makes a massive move on this week’s ranking thanks to the biggest win of his college golf career.
 
Choi was the only player to shoot three scores in the 60s in the NCAA Central Regional over the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rounds of 69, 66 and 68 gave the second year North Carolina State student a 54-hole total of 203, 10-under-par.
 
Choi won by three strokes from Ben Kohles, Sebastian MacLean and world number 10 Daniel Miernicki. Choi moves 55 places on this week’s ranking to world number 56. Kohles improves 18 places to 40th. Bolivian MacLean jumps 30 spots to 116th. 
 
France’s Vaita Guillaume leaps 115 places on this week’s ranking after victory in the NCAA East Regional. Guillaume won in a playoff with Sweden’s Robert Karlsson after the pair tied on 3-under-par 213. Guillaume moves to 147th on the WAGR table. Karlsson moves inside the top 20 as a result. He improves five places to world number 18.

Josh Anderson of Pepperdine University won the NCAA West Regional at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, California. Anderson improved every round with scores of 67, 65 and 64 for a 14-under-par total of 196 and a two shot victory over JJ Spaun. Anderson improves 69 spots to world number 144. Spaun moves up three spots to 13th.


The Women

Breanna Elliott is making significant strides on this year’s Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. The Australian becomes the world’s fifth best amateur this week following yet another victory.
 
Elliott won the Western Australian Amateur, the Western Australian Stroke Play Championship and South Australia Stroke Play Championships earlier this year. She added to her silverware collection with victory in the New South Wales Stroke Play Championship. 
 
The member of Yarrawonga and Border and Kingston Heath Golf Club didn’t just win tournament, she ran away with it.
 
Elliott returned rounds of 68, 72, 69 and 75 for a 12-under-par total of 284, good enough for an 11 shot victory over Ashlee Dewhurst of Tasmania.  
 
Elliott moves five places on this week’s WAGR table. Dewhurst improves four places to 31st.
 
Celine Boutier of France moves two places this week following victory in the German International Amateur Championship. Boutier moves to world number 17. She is the world’s highest ranked French female amateur.
 
England’s Kelly Tidy warmed up well for the upcoming Curtis Cup thanks to victory in the English Ladies Close Amateur Championship. Tidy survived a playoff with Georgia Hall to take the title after the pair had tied for the lead on 4-over-par.
 
Tidy, a member of Royal Birkdale, used home course advantage to win. She birdied the first extra hole to win, after making birdie at the 72nd to force a playoff.
 
Tidy moves 11 places on this week’s ranking to 66th. Hall improves 57 spots to become the world’s number 25 ranked female amateur.
 
Three golfers move into this week’s top 20. Marina Alex of the United States moves six places to 16th. Compatriot Brooke Pancake improves five spots to number 19. Su-Hyun Oh of Australia moves one place to occupy 20th spot.

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