The Men

Performances of the week

Gold helps Paratore to number three

  • Italy’s Renato Paratore moves two rankings this week to third on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® following victory in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
  • A closing 6-under-par 66 helped Paratore win the gold medal. His 11-under-par 205 gave him a two-shot victory over Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult. Danthai Boonma of Thailand shared third place with Viktor Hovland of Norway, but took the bronze medal with a better final round score.
  • Kinhult remains world number six, while Boonma rises 11 places to 106th.

Marsh crowned king of the Midlands

  • England’s Nick Marsh backed up his English Amateur victory by winning the Midland Amateur Championship. Marsh was the only player to finish under par, recording a 72-hole total of 274, 5-under-par. Marsh breaks into this week’s top 20 with a rise of 11 places to 19th.

Top 20 movers

  • Australians Taylor James MacDonald and Lucas Herbert join Marsh in the top 20. MacDonald advances six rankings to 16th, while Herbert moves to 17th from last week’s position of 21st.

Top 50 movers

  • Canada’s Adam Svensson is the only player to break in the top 50 with a move of one spot to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Recent U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang is one of four players to break into the top 100. The Korean moves two places to 99th. Austrian Robin Goger advances nine spots to 94th. David Pastore of the United States rises 12 rankings to 95th, while Tim Gornik of Slovenia becomes world 100 with a rise of two rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Kenya’s Samuel Ndonga climbs 1,328 spots to 4,707th by winning the Limuru Junior Open in his homeland.

The Women

Performances of the week

Gold medal improves Lee’s ranking

  • So-Young Lee’s victory in the Youth Olympic Games not only earned her a gold medal, but also enhances her standing on the World Amateur Golf Ranking®.

  • The Korean took gold with a closing 7-under-par 65 at Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing, China for a 54-hole total of 202, 14-under-par. She won by three shots over Chinese Taipei’s Ssu-Chia Cheng. Supamas Sangchan of Thailand finished four shots further back to claim bronze.

  • Lee climbs nine places this week to 41st. Cheng advances 13 spots to 56th, while Sangchan breaks into the top 100 with a jump of 17 rankings to 86th.

MacLaren crowned British Stroke Play champion

  • England’s Meghan MacLaren saved her best golf for the final 36 holes to win the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Ashburnham Golf Club in Wales.
  • The 20-year-old from Wellingborough Golf Club played the final 36 holes in 9-under-par, 70 and 69, to compile a 72-hole total of 292, 4-under-par. She took the title by a shot over England teammate Sarah-Jane Boyd.
  • MacLaren, a student at the International University in Miami, Florida, climbs 48 places to 134th. Boyd advances 51 spots to 116th.

Top 20 movers

  • China’s Haruka Morita improves four places to 17th. Korea’s Eun-jeong Seong moves to 20th with an improvement of 10 places after winning the Song Am Cup in her homeland.

Top 50 movers

  • Tonje Daffinrud strengthens her status as the world’s best Norwegian female amateur with a jump of seven places to 45th. American Mika Liu moves to world number 50 from last week’s position of 58th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Kelsey Solan of the United States takes that honour with a jump of 883 rankings to world number 2,281.


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