England’s Annabel Dimmock couldn’t have timed her Curtis Cup run any better. The 17-year-old Englishwoman takes her place in the Great Britain & Ireland team to face the United States thanks to a move of 30 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM .
Dimmock moves to world number 35 after winning the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship at Troon. The 17-year-old member of Wentworth Golf Club returned a final round two-under-par 73 over Open Championship venue Royal Troon for an 11-under-par total of 214 to take the title.
The top four GB&I players on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM make the team automatically. Dimmock was number six on that mini-order of merit heading into the Helen Holm. She emerged as the number three player to book her ticket to St Louis Country Club in June.
World number six Stephanie Meadow, 11th ranked Georgia Hall and world number 46 Bronte Law join Dimmock as automatic selections. The remaining four players will be named May 6.
Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta jumps 77 rankings this week to world number 42 thanks to victory in the Internationaux de France Juniors Filles-Trophee Esmond.
Sweden’s Jenny Haglund breaks into the world top 100 with victory in the American Championship. Haglund, a student at Southern Methodist University, moves 50 rankings to 79th.
Chirapat Jao-Javanil also becomes a world top 100 player this week thanks to victory in the Big-12 Championship. The University of Oklahoma player climbs 40 rankings to 90th as a result.
Mexico’s Fabiola Arriaga continues the cosmopolitan nature of this week’s winners. The University of Texas at San Antonio student won the tournament by four shots to move 96 rankings to world number 123.
World number one Patrick Rodgers has a chance at matching, or even bettering, Tiger Woods in the Stanford University men’s golf record books.
Rodgers earned the tenth win of his collegiate career with victory in the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championship at Marana, Arizona. It was his fifth win of the season. He is now just one victory behind Woods’s record of 11 career wins as a Stanford player.
Scores of 71, 65, 73 and 72 gave Rodgers a 72-hole total of 281 and a two shot victory over Taipei’s Cheng-tsung Pan, a student at the University of Washington.
Rodgers has two tournaments left to try to match or better Woods before he turns professional after the NCAA Championship.
Pan moves six rankings inside the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 to ninth.
Oliver Schniederjans climbs to world number four with victory in the ACC Championship. The Georgia Tech player took the title by five shots to improve three rankings this week.
Scottie Scheffler of the United States becomes a world top 10 player thanks to victory in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley GC. Scheffler advances to world number eight from last week’s ranking of 15th.
Bobby Wyatt breaks into the top 20 after winning the SEC Championship. Wyatt, who played alongside Rodgers on last year’s victorious U.S. Walker Cup team, took the title by seven shots. The University of Alabama climbs 24 rankings this week to 15th.
Malaysia’s Gavin Kyle Green also enters this week’s world top 20. The University of New Mexico student does so courtesy of a playoff victory in the Mountain West Championship. He improves seven rankings to 17th.