Patrick Rodgers of the United States and Denmark’s Sebastian Cappelen swap places inside this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking top 10. Rodgers moves one spot to world number four while Cappelen drops to fifth. It’s the only change inside this week’s top 10.
Cory Whitsett, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Michael Kim continue to hold down the numbers one to three spots respectively.
Bryson Dechambeau of the United States is one of two players to break into the top 20. The Southern Methodist University student advances nine places to 17th following a third place finish in the Gifford Collegiate-Pelican Hill tournament in Newport Coast, California. Dechambeau finished three shots behind Rico Hoey of the University of Southern California.
Hoey, a native of the Philippines, climbs 125 places to 192nd. Teammate Anthony Paolucci moves 35 spots to world number 177 after finishing second. Belgium’s Thomas Detry is the other player to break into the top 20. He moves two places to 20th.
Australia’s James Gibellini breaks inside the world top 300 after winning the Federal Amateur in his homeland. Gibellini improves 72 spots to 259th.
Logan McCracken of the United States is also among this week’s winners. The University of Tulsa player won the Eagle-Osprey Intercollegiate. McCracken jumps 173 rankings to world number 441.
European Amateur champion Ashley Chesters of England is the only player to break into the world top 50. Chesters, who will play in next year’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool as reward for his European Amateur win, moves up one spot to 50th.
Jim Liu makes the most significant move into the world top 100. Liu, a semi-finalist at last year’s Amateur Championship, climbs 55 places to 63rd.
Bronte Law didn’t take long to settle into college golf. The 18-year-old from Stockport, England, only began her college career in September yet she’s already made a big impression.
Law takes a big leap on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to winning her first college golf tournament. The UCLA student returned rounds of 70, 65 and 76 to win the PAC 12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Her 8-under-par total of 211 gave her a one-shot victory over world number five Annie Park of the University of Southern California.
Cassy Isagawa of the University of Oregon, Southern California’s Sophia Popov and Arizona State players Monica Vaughn and Noemi Jimenez shared third on 6-under-par.
Law, who helped Great Britain & Ireland win the 2012 Curtis Cup, climbs inside this week’s top 40. She moves 47 places to 36th in the world.
Isagawa is the only other player to break into this week’s top 50. She advances eight spots to 45th.
Popov moves up one ranking to 23rd. Jimenez solidifies her status as the world number 21, while Vaughn leaps 308 places to 352nd.
There are no movers into this week’s top 20, while Maria Torres of Puerto Rico is the only player to break into the top 100 after a move of one place to 100th.
Australian women continue to dominate the Women’s WAGR table in the wake of Lydia Ko’s decision to turn professional. Alison Lee tops the world order with Su-Hyun Oh in second place and Minjee Lee third. Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow is fourth ahead of Park in fifth.