The Men

Performances of the week

Stow wins Brabazon

  • Ben Stow makes a significant move up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Brabazon Trophy, the English Stroke Play Championship, at Seaton Carew Golf Club. The University of Kentucky graduate compiled scores of 69, 68, 75 and 66 for a 14-under-par total of 278.
  • The Englishman won by a shot over Ryan Evans and 2013 European Amateur champion Ashley Chesters. Stow breaks into the world top 60, moving 71 places to 59th. Chesters advances 22 rankings to 25th, while Evans jumps five places to 10th.

Garcia wins Junior World Cup

  • Spain’s Jorge Garcia climbs 20 rankings to world number 28 thanks to victory in the Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan.

Burns takes Rolex award

  • Sam Burns of the United States breaks into the top 60 after winning the Rolex Tournament of Champions. The Shreveport, Louisiana native produced a 21-under-par total of 267 for a three-shot victory, and advances 45 rankings to 57th.

Trey rules at Dogwood

  • Trey Rule of the United States won the Dogwood Invitational in a two-hole playoff over Zach Seabolt after they had tied on 21-under-par. Rule climbs 39 places to 76th. Seabolt improves 135 rankings to 280th.

Neil becomes world number four

  • Newly crown Amateur Champion Bradley Neil achieves his highest world ranking with a move of three places to fourth.

Top 20 movers

  • Stewart Jolly of the United States is the only player to break into this week’s top 20. The recent Northeast Amateur champion improves six spots to 15th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Travis Johnson of the United States takes that plaudit with a move of 1,485 places to world number 4,487 thanks to victory in the Long Beach City Championship.

The Women

Performances of the week

Pederson breaks into top 15 with British win

  • Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen moves 13 places on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Ladies British Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s.
  • Pedersen, already the world’s highest ranked Danish player, defeated Belgium’s Leslie Cloots 3&1 in the final to move to 13th on this week’s ranking. Pedersen won the Spanish Amateur Championship earlier this year, and last season won the European Amateur Championship.
  • Cloots, a student at the University of North Carolina, improves her ranking by 320 places, moving to 128th in the world.

Lee wins Rolex tournament

  • Andrea Lee of the United States also breaks into this week’s top 20 thanks to winning the Rolex Tournament of Champions at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee. Lee, from Hermosa Beach, California, won the title by eight shots after compiling a 72-hole total of 277, 11-under-par. She climbs 61 rankings this week to 17th.

Sanz tops university challenge

  • Spain’s Marta Sanz improves 19 rankings to 42nd with victory in the World University Championship.

Liu wins Western Amateur

  • Mika Liu of the United States won the Western Amateur Championship and jumps 118 places this week to 61st.

Hiruta wins Japan Amateur

  • Japan’s Minami Hiruta moves from 350th on last week’s ranking to 180th after winning her national amateur championship.

Top 20 movers

  • Israel’s Laetitia Beck joins Pedersen and Lee in the top 20 with a move of 13 places to 20th.

Biggest Ranking movement

  • That honour goes to Japan’s Karen Gondo, who jumps 822 rankings to 1,529th after reaching the quarterfinals of the Japan Women’s Amateur Championship, where she lost to eventual winner Minami Hiruta.
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