The Men

Performances of the week

Yang wins U.S. Amateur Championship

  • Gunn Yang became the second Korean to win the U.S. Amateur Championship by defeating Canada’s Corey Conners 2&1 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia. Yang joins 2009 champion Byeong-Hun An as the only Korean born players to win the title.
  • The 20-year-old was playing in his first U.S. Amateur Championship yet never trailed in the 36-hole final. He was one up at lunchtime and, although he lost the first hole of the afternoon session, maintained control of the match until closing it out at the 35th hole.
  • Yang jumps 675 places on this week’s ranking to 101st in the world. Conners, a beaten semi-finalist last year, advances nine places to 35th. The 22-year-old is the world’s highest ranked Canadian.

Bergqvist ends 22-year drought

  • Oskar Bergqvist became the first Swedish player to win the Boys Amateur Championship since 1992. The 17-year-old defeated Ireland’s Rowan Lester by one hole in the 36-hole final at Prestwick Golf Club. Bergqvist moves 236 spots to 189th. Lester becomes world number 940 with a move of 636 places.

Biggest ranking move

  • Czechoslovakia’s Ales Prochazka is this week’s most improved player with a rise of 664 places to 3,558th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Ole for Olalla in Girls' British Amateur

  • Spain’s Alejandra Pasarin Olalla jumps into the world top 100 this week after victory in the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship at Masserene Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Olalla defeated Germany’s Chiara Mertens 2&1 in the 18-hole final.
  • Olalla jumps 98 rankings to world number 96. Mertens moves 642 places to 759th.

Weber wins Dutch Brabants Open

  • Dewi Weber of The Netherlands won the Dutch Brabants Open and climbs 41 places to 199th.

Assad triumphs in Ekurhuleni Stroke Play

  • Lora Assad of South Africa lifted the Ekurhuleni Stroke Play trophy in her homeland to jump 43 rankings to 210th.
Top 20 movers
  • Finland’s Matilda Castren is the only player to move into the world top 20 after improving eight spots to 19th.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new top 50 players, but American Aurora Kan joins Spain’s Alejandra Pasarin Olalla in the world top 100. Kan moves to world number 99 with an improvement of two rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • England’s Lizzie Prior jumps 812 rankings to world number 1,497.

 

 

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