The 14-year-old became the youngest player to play in the Masters courtesy of winning last year’s Asia Pacific Amateur Championship. He earned low amateur honours at Augusta National as the only one of six amateurs to make the cut.
The precocious teenager climbs into this week’s world top 100 as a result, improving 61 places to 100th.
Portugal’s Pedro Figueiredo moves into this week’s top 20 thanks to victory in the Western Intercollegiate. The UCLA student set up the victory with an opening 5-under-par 65. He added further rounds of 71 and 68 for a 54-hole total of 204 to better University of California students Max Homa and Michael Kim.
Figueiredo moves eight places on this WAGR table to 17th. Homa moves into the top 50, improving 20 spots to world number 41.
Kim is one of two players to break into this week’s top 10 along with Canada’s Albin Choi. Kim moves four places to ninth, while Choi climbs to eighth from last week’s position at number 11.
Finlay Ewing of the United States moves into the top 100 in style thanks to victory in the Morris Williams Intercollegiate. The Texas Tech Student was the only player in the field to return three scores in the 60s. Rounds of 69, 69 and 68 gave him a 54-hole score of 206, seven under-par. Oklahoma State’s Jordan Niebrugge finished in second, one shot behind.
Ewing jumps 79 places to 90th this week. Niebrugge improves 61 places to 109th.
Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan improves his chances of a spot on this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team by climbing into this week’s world top 50. He improves seven spots to 45th.
Emma Talley of the United States makes the most impressive move on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to victory over a strong field assembled for the PING/ASU Invitational.
The first year University of Alabama player returned scores of 68, 69 and 70 to record a 9-under-par score of 207 to win her first college golf tournament. She finished two shots ahead of Erynne Lee of UCLA and Demi Runas of UC Davis.
Talley climbs 122 places on the WAGR table to break into the top 100 in 88th place. Lee breaks into the top 20, moving nine places to 20th. Runas improves 23 spots to 112th.Stephanie Meadow, a teammate of Talley’s, moves into this week’s top 10 after finishing eighth. The Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup star improves one spot to 10th.
South Africa’s Paula Reto also moves one spot on this week’s table. She goes to world number 24 following a playoff victory in the Web.com Intercollegiate. The Purdue University player finished tied with Texas Tech's Gabriella Dominguez on 212, 4-under-par, but prevailed in the playoff to win her second tournament of the season and fourth of her career.
Dominguez moves 25 places this week to 138th.
Ashley Armstrong of the United States and Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen join Lee in this week’s top 20. Armstrong climbs three places to 18th, while Pedersen moves nine spot to world number 20.
Three players break into this week’s top 50. New Zealand’s Julianne Alvarez climbs nine places to 45th. Hannah Green of Australia jumps 26 spots to 48th. Grace Na of the United States improves her ranking by one spot to world number 50.
Belgium’s Laura Gonzalez-Escallon is the only other player along with Talley to move into the top 100. She improves 14 places to 91st.