Oliver Goss enters WAGR® top 10 after earning low amateur honours at The Masters
The top 10 of this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® features a number of interesting changes following a busy week on the men’s amateur front.
Patrick Rodgers maintains his grip on the world number one spot, with England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick at number two. Gregory Eason stays third, while Robby Shelton of the United States and South Korea’s Chang-woo Lee remain fourth and fifth respectively.
It’s all change after that.
Oliver Schniederjans of the United States moves four places to world number six after sharing victory with Denmark’s Frederik Hammer in the Robert Kepler Invitational.
Cameron Wilson moves nine spots to world number eight following victory in the Western Intercollegiate. He had to better world number one and Stanford University teammate Rodgers to take the victory.
Wilson returned a final round of 69 to Rodgers’s 71 to earn his second victory of the season.
Australia’s Oliver Goss moves four places to world number nine after earning low amateur honours in The Masters. Goss was the only one of six amateurs to make the cut at Augusta National, finishing 49th.
Meanwhile, England’s Ryan Evans moves one spot to world number 10.
Scotland’s Grant Forrest breaks into the world top 40 after victory in the Seattle University Redhawk Invite, his third win of the season. The University of San Diego player returned rounds of 63-65 and 72 for an 11-under-par total of 200. He won by three shots over Arizona State’s John Rahm-Rodriguez.
Forrest climbs 24 spots to world number 37, while Spaniard Rahm-Rodriguez advances four places to 20th.
England’s Jimmy Mullen won the Duncan Putter to break into the world top 100. Mullen, who played in last year’s Open Championship at Muirfield, jumps 77 rankings to 91st.
Matilda Castren strengthens position as highest ranked Finnish player
Matilda Castren improves her status as the world’s highest ranked Finnish amateur this week thanks to victory in the Web.com Intercollegiate. The Florida State player climbs 24 spots on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 32nd as a result.
Castren was the only player in the field to return three scores under 70, returning rounds of 69, 66 and 69 for a 12-under-par 54-hole total of 204. It was good enough for a four-shot advantage over teammate Alex Milan and Juliet Vongphoumy of the University of Maryland.
It is the second victory of the season for the native of Espoo, Finland. She is the first Florida State player to win twice in one season since Sweden’s Caroline Westrup did so during the 2006/07 season.
Castren also set Florida State records for most under par and lowest score in a 54-hole tournament.
Vongphoumy advances 120 rankings to world number 180, while Milan jumps 155 places to 423rd.
China’s Shi Yuting breaks into this week’s world top 40 after winning the Queen Sirikit Cup at Saujana Golf & Country Club in Malaysia. Yuting returned scores of 70, 68 and 71 for a 54-hole total of 201, 7-under-par, and a two-shot victory. She moves nine places this week to 39th as a result of the win.
Luna Sobron Galmes (pictured right) of Spain takes a step closer to the world top 20 with victory in the Campeonato Absoluto C Valenciana in her homeland. She moves to world number 21 from last week’s ranking of 24th. Galmes is the second highest ranked Spaniard behind world number 16 Noemi Jimenez Martin.