The Women

Boutier becomes world number 1 

  • Celine Boutier (pictured right) of France steps up one place this week to become the number one player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking following Brooke Mackenzie Henderson’s decision to turn professional. 
  • Denmark’s Nanna Madsen also joins the professional ranks after winning the Ladies’ European Tour Qualifying School. 
  • Americans Andrea Lee and Bethany Wu move up two places to become world number two and three respectively. 

Performances of the week 

Cappellez reigns in Dixie 

  • Mathilda Cappeliez improves 24 places to 53rd with victory in the Dixie Women’s Amateur Championship in Coral Springs, Florida. 
  • The tournament resembled the French Amateur Championship. Cappeliez defeated countrywoman Justine Dreher with a birdie at the third extra hole after the pair had tied on 4-under-par scores of 284. 
  • Dreher breaks inside the top 40, moving 21 rankings to 36th. 

Shin breaks into top 30 

  • Australian Shelly Shin moves inside the world top 30 after winning the Port Phillip Open & Victorian Amateur Championship. 
  • Shin jumps 11 places to 29th. She is the world’s highest ranked Australian. 

Davidson goes two for two 

  • Australia’s Karis Davidson made it two wins out of two with victory in the GNGF Junior Masters a week after becoming Queensland Girls’ Amateur champion. 
  • She breaks inside the world top 50, climbing 14 rankings to 41st. She is the world’s second highest ranked Australian. 

Top 20 movers 

Daniela Darquea of Ecuador jumps eight rankings to 17th, while Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta moves one spot to world number 20. 

Top 50 movers 

Mariel Galdiano of the United States joins Dreher and Davidson in the world top 50. She rises two places to 49th. 

Biggest ranking improvement 

American Whitney Stephenson is this week’s biggest improver with a jump of 572 rankings to world number 1,953.


The Men

Performances of the week

Smith wins Victoria Amateur

  • Cameron Smith moves 20 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking after winning the Victorian Amateur Championship. 
  • The Australian joins an illustrious list of past winners that includes Peter Thomson, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Geoff Ogilvy and Aaron Baddeley. 
  • The win moves Smith to world number 126.

Schlottman wins in North Carolina

  • Ben Schlottman of the United States climbs inside the world top 500 thanks to victory in the Country Club of North Carolina Amateur Championship. 
  • The first year student at Auburn University posted a closing 2-under-par 70 to finish with a 4-under-par 212, good enough for a four-shot win over Will Long of Clemson University. 
  • Schlottman jumps 268 places this week to world number 458. Long rises 32 rankings to 249th.

Top 10 movers

  • Marcus Kinhult (pictured right) of Sweden becomes world number two behind American Oliver Schniederjans with a rise of three places. 
  • Canada’s Austin Connelly makes the biggest move into the top ten. He jumps six rankings to seventh to replace world number eight Corey Conners as the world’s top ranked Canadian.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in the top 20, while Pep Angles Ros of Spain is the only player to break into the top 50. He moves up two places to 49th.

Top 100 movers

  • Americans Derek Bard and Hank Lebioda join this week’s world top 100. Bard rises 15 rankings to 87th, while Lebioda becomes world number 100 with a move of one spot.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Germany’s Christian Braeunig is this week’s most improved player with a rise of 2,543 rankings to world number 1,953.
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