Performances of the week
Fast start helps Anguiano win Sahalee
- Mark Anguiano didn’t take long to take control of the Sahalee Players Championship in Sammamish, Washington. The 21-year-old began the final round with a one-shot lead, but reeled off three birdies in the first five holes to jump into a four-shot lead.
- It made the difference for the recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton University. He compiled a 1-under-par 71 for an 8-under-par total of 280 and a four-shot victory over Corey Pereira and Kurt Kitayama.
- Anguiano climbs 39 places this week to 24th on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Pereira advances 47 places to world number 108, while Kitayama jumps 83 positions to 125th.
Cromie finds his range in North & South
- Michael Cromie’s distance control was perfect in the final of the North & South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst to defeat Canada’s Corey Conners 4&3. Cromie twice holed out with iron shots from the fairway to take the title. The University of Georgia student holed a wedge shot at the par-5, 6th hole, and also holed his 155-yard approach at the par-4, 10th hole for eagle.
- The win moves Cromie 51 places up this week’s ranking to 50th. Conners consolidates his status as the world’s 39th best amateur.
Bezuidenhout reigns in Limpopo
- South Africa’s Christian Bezuidenhout won the Limpopo Open in his homeland and improves his world status by seven rankings to 38th.
Top 20 movers
- Canada’s Taylor Pendrith climbs 12 places to 18th. Lucas Herbert of Australia and American Trey Mullinax move two places to 19th and 20th respectively.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Steve Rhorer of the United States takes the biggest jump on this week’s ranking, improving 1,403 places to world number 3,978.
Performances of the week
Home victory gives Madsen fifth
- Denmark’s Nanna Madsen becomes the number five player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Danish International Championship at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club in Silkeborg, Denmark.
- Madsen, who will play college golf for the University of South Carolina, returned three consecutive rounds of level par 71 before closing with a 68 for a 3-under-par total of 281. She took the title by four shots to move two places on this week’s ranking. She is the world’s highest ranked Danish amateur.
Lee wins Yani’s tournament
- Andrea Lee of the United States moves within touching distance of the world top 10 after victory in the Yani Tseng Invitational at the Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Lee, from Hermosa Beach, California, won by five shots after scores of 71, 67 and 66 for a 54-hole total of 204, 12-under-par. Bethany Wu finished second.
- Lee moves four rankings to world number 13. Wu jumps 21 places to 57th.
Cassidy repeats in New Zealand
- Chantelle Cassidy successfully defended her Ruth Middleton Classic title by two shots at Matamata Golf Club in her native New Zealand. Cassidy climbs 39 rankings this week to world number 159.
Top 50 movers
- No one breaks into this week’s top 20, while Karen Chung of the United States is the only player to breach the top 50. She moves one spot to 50th.
Top 100 movers
- Only one player makes it into the top 100. That honour goes to Peru’s Lucia Gutierrez who takes the 100th spot after a rise of one place.
Biggest Ranking movement
- China’s Fumie Jo makes the most significant jump up this week’s ranking with a move of 1,137 places to 755th.