Celine Boutier Wins the ACC Championship
Celine Boutier (pictured right) strengthens her status as the world’s highest ranked French player with a move of three places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to victory in the ACC Championship.
Boutier, a student at Duke University, becomes the world’s seventh best amateur with a five-shot win over teammate Laetitia Beck after scores of 71, 69 and 70 for a 54-hole total of 210, 3-under-par. It is Boutier’s third win of the season.
China’s Simon Feng jumps to world number 34, a move of 16 places, after an emphatic victory in the SEC Championship. The Vanderbilt University student ran out an eight-shot winner at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, after scores of 73, 70 and 66 for a 7-under-par total of 209. She was the only player to break par for the tournament.
Canada’s Soo-Bin Kim improves 15 rankings this week to world number 25 with victory in the Silverado Showdown in Napa, California. Kim, who plays college golf for the University of Washington, won by a shot over University of Arizona player Lindsey Weaver. The Canadian returned rounds of 68, 71 and 68 for a 54-hole total of 207.
Weaver moves eight spots to 22nd as a result.
Victory in the West Coast Conference Championship helps Alice Kim of the United States climbs 63 places to world number 147. The Gonzaga University player was the only player to match par for all three rounds thanks to scores of 69, 71 and 76 for a 54-hole total of 216 and a three-shot victory.
Finally, Canada’s Jennifer Ha advances six rankings to 67th with victory in the Lady Buckeye Spring Invite.
Oliver Goss makes a significant move inside this week’s top 10
Oliver Goss continues to climb the World Amateur Golf RankingTM following his successful Masters debut. The Australian makes a significant move inside this week’s top 10.
Goss, the only amateur to make the cut at the Masters, improves his world status three places this week. Runner-up in last year’s U.S. Amateur Championship to Matthew Fitzpatrick, Goss is now the world’s sixth ranked amateur.
Fitzpatrick narrowly missed the cut at Augusta, failing to qualify for the final 36 holes by a shot. He had a more successful time a week later in Hilton Head Island. The Englishman finished joint 23rd in the PGA Tour’s RCB Heritage tournament.
The Sheffield, England native remains world number two this week behind Patrick Rodgers of the United States.
Asia Pacific Amateur champion Chang-woo Lee (pictured right) and England’s Ryan Evans each improve one ranking inside this week’s top ten. Lee becomes world number four, while Evans moves to ninth.
Thomas Detry of Belgium climbs two spots this week to become the world’s tenth best amateur.
Victory in the Boilermaker Invitational helps Steven Ihm of the United States move inside the world top 30. The University of Iowa student returned a final round 8-under-par 64 to win. Ihm lay in tenth position after 36 holes but stormed through the field to earn the victory. His 54-hole total of 209, 7-under-par, was good enough for a one-shot victory.
Ihm climbs three places to world number 29.
Spain’s Pep Angles Ros jumps 40 rankings this week to 136th with victory in the Reunion Intercollegiate. The Central Arkansas student won by three shots after scores of 73 and 68 gave him a 36-hole total of 141, 3-under-par.