Frenchman Adrien Saddier and Maximilian Roehrig of Germany can make justifiable claims to being among Europe’s best golfers following the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande, Spain. England took the team title, but Saddier and Roehrig ended the event as joint low individuals to make significant moves up this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.
The pair ended tied on 283, 5-under-par, after 72 holes, three shots ahead of Italy’s Renato Paratore and Christian Gloet of Denmark.
Saddier climbs into this week’s top 20 as a result, moving 11 places to 17th. Roehrig jumps 157 spots to world number 150. Paratore moves 13 places to 102nd, while Gloet climbs 180 places to world number 593. England’s Toby Tree finished solo fifth to move 11 spots to 53rd.
Justin Thomas of the United States moves up one place this week to world number five following victory in the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Georgia. The University of Alabama student ran out a three-shot winner over South Africa’s Brandon Stone following rounds of 67, 70 and 70 for a 54-hole total of 207.
Stone solidifies his status as South Africa’s number one amateur by moving eight places this week to world number 24.
France’s Julien Brun strengthens his grip on the world number four spot with victory in the Don Puckette NIT. The Texas Christian University student finished on 8-under-par 208 to edge Ben Crancer by a shot to take the title. Crancer leaps 764 places this week to world number 490.
Jon Rahm-Rodriguez breaks into the world top 50 following a two shot victory in the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic. The Spaniard, a student at Arizona State, climbs 20 places to 47th.
Thailand’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil recorded her fifth college golf victory in some style. A career low 54-hole total helped her to victory in the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida. Jao-Javanil breaks into this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking top 10 as a result.
Rounds of 69, 68 and 69 for a 206 total ensured an impressive 5-shot victory for the University of Oklahoma golfer over Portland Rosen of the University of Virginia. Jao-Javanil climbs to world number nine from last week’s position of 12th. Rosen leaps 157 places this week to 339th.
Ashley Armstrong of the United States moves inside this week’s top 50 following victory in the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The Notre Dame player opened with a 4-over-par 76, but rallied with rounds of 69 and 70 for a 2-under-par 54-hole total of 215. It was good enough for a two-shot victory over Purdue’s Paula Reto.
Armstrong climbs 19 places this week to 32nd. Reto is the world’s 29th best female amateur.
Krista Puisite of Latvia also breaks into this week’s top 50. The Texas State student moves seven places to world number 47 following her second college golf victory of the season in the Mountain View Collegiate. It is her fourth collegiate victory.
Spaniard Patricia Sanz finished low individual in the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande. She recorded rounds of 74, 71, 69 and 73 for a four-round total of 287 to win by seven shots over Chloe Williams of Wales.
Sanz climbs 84 places this week to 119th on the WAGR table. Williams breaks into the world top 50 with a move of 11 spots to 45th.