Taipei’s Cheng-tsung Pan moves to world number six on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking after overcoming a strong field to win the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship at Golden Eagle Country Club in Florida.
The University of Washington player returned three consecutive 5-under-par rounds of 67 for a 54-hole total of 201, 12-under-par.
That helped him to a three-shot victory over three players.
Pan improves five places this week as a result.
US Amateur finalist Michael Weaver climbs six spots to 12th after sharing the spoils with Sam Smith in the NCAA Pullman Regional Championship at Palouse Ridge in Pullman, Washington. They tied on 14-under-par scores of 202 to win by four shots. Smith jumps 114 places to 199th.
James Erkenbeck of the United States moves to world number 27, an improvement of 14 places, following victory in the NCAA Columbus Regional over Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. The University of New Mexico player was the only competitor to break par for three rounds, returning a 3-under-par total of 201.
Walker Cup player Rhys Pugh moves inside the top 100 after winning the Welsh Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship at Royal Porthcawl. Pugh’s 11 –under-par total of 277 was good enough for a four-shot victory over England’s Garrick Porteous. Pugh jumps 47 places to world number 85.
England’s Gregory Eason won the NCAA Tempe Regional and moves inside this week’s top 50 as a result. He climbs 16 spots to 42nd.
Scott Strohmeyer of the United States moves 41 places to 53rd this week with victory in the AA Baton Rouge Regional. Countryman Mario Clemens jumps to world number 244, an improvement 213 spots, after triumphing in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.
A couple of players further down the World Amateur Golf Ranking steal the headlines this week. Gabriella Then of the United States and England’s Sarah-Jane Boyd make dramatic moves on this week’s WAGR table.
Then moves 449 places this week to world number 642 thanks to winning the Scott Robertson Memorial Junior Championship in Roanoke, Virginia. The 17-year-old won with a 54-hole, 8-under-par total of 205. That helped her to a six-shot victory over Megan Khang and Mika Liu.
Khang jumps 242 places to world number 269, while Liu climbs 331 spots to 536th.
Boyd improves her rankings 262 places this week to 426th after winning the English Ladies Close Amateur Championship at Kings Norton Golf Club. Boyd birdied the final hole to seal a two-shot victory over English Stroke Play champion Alexandra Peters.
Boyd recorded scores of 73, 70, 72 and 75 for a 2-over-par total of 290. She adds the trophy to the one she picked up for winning last year’s British Stroke Play Championship.
Peters climbs 10 places to world number 81.
South Africa’s Magda Kruger won the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy and moves 13 places to 141st in the world.
There is no change in this week’s top 10, with New Zealand’s Lydia Ko continuing her stranglehold on the world number one position.
Germany’s Karolin Lampert is the only player this week to break into the world top 20. She climbs six spots to become the world’s 15th best amateur.
There are no movers into the world top 50, but three players crack the top 100. Ariane Provot of France jumps 36 spots to 88th. Denmark’s Caroline Nistrup improves her ranking 16 places to 92. Spanish amateur Patricia Sanz sneaks inside the top 100, moving 14 places to 98th.