Australia’s Su-Hyun Oh (Pictured Right) takes over from Alison Lee as world number one at the top of this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. Oh moves up one place from last week’s ranking of second as she and Lee swap places at the top of the world order.
Oh has forged her way to world number one spot thanks to a string of good performances this year. She began the year with an emphatic victory in the Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship, winning the prestigious event by 13 shots. She had second place finishes in the Riversdale Cup and Volvik RACV Masters, the latter a professional tournament. Most recently, she was leading qualifier in the Queensland Amateur Championship.
Ashlan Ramsay of the United States joins this week’s top 10 after moving up one place to world number 10.
Two players move into this week’s top 20. Grace Lennon of Australian moves four spots to 18th, while Spain’s Noemi Jimenez advances two rankings to 19th.
Australia’s Cathleen Santoso is the only player to breach this week’s top 50. She moves up one place to 50th.
China’s Yan Jing is the most notable winner this week. The world number 20 won the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship in her homeland. Rounds of 69, 68, 71 and 72 gave Jing a 72-hole total of 280 and a three-shot win over compatriot Guan Ruqing.
The win caps an excellent year for Jing. She recorded a unique double this summer when she won the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship at Fairhaven Golf Club. A week later she won the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Prestwick.
Argentina’s Marcos Montenegro is the most notable winner on the amateur scene this week, a week that sees considerable movement inside the top 10 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Former world number one Patrick Rodgers moves to world number three from his ranking of fourth a week ago. Rodgers replaces Walker Cup teammate Michael Kim in the world top 10. Kim drops to fourth.
Fellow U.S. Walker Cupper Jordan Niebrugge (Pictured Right) and Asia-Pacific Amateur champion Chang-woo Lee also advance one spot. Lee climbs to world number six, while Niebrugge goes to ninth.
Former U.S. Amateur runner-up Michael Weaver improves his ranking by two spots. Weaver, another U.S. Walker Cup hero, climbs to seventh.
England’s Jordan Smith, who played on the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team that lost to the United States in September, is the only player this week to break into the world top 20. He advances one ranking to 20th.
Three players break into this week’s top 50. Americans Anders Albertson and Zac Blair both advance nine spots. Albertson moves to 42nd, while Blair becomes world number 45. Ireland’s Dermot McElroy joins them in the world top 50 with a move of three places to 49th.
Beau Hossler of the United States and Chile’s Guillermo Pereira are the only two players to break into the top 100. Hossler, who finished joint 29th in the 2012 U.S. Open at the age of 17, advances two places this week to 99th. Pereira moves three spots to occupy 100th spot.
Montenegro makes the most impressive move on this week’s ranking thanks to victory in the Campeonato Argentino de Aficionados. He improves his ranking by 2,099 places, climbing to world number 2,605.