The Men

Performances of the week

Meth closes Public Links

  • Byron Meth closed the book on the U.S. Amateur Public Links. His is the last name to go on the storied James D. Standish Trophy as the championship was held for the last time.
  • The San Diego resident defeated Doug Ghim at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas. Meth was one down on the 36th tee, but won the hole when Ghim hit his tee shot out of bounds. Meth won with a regulation par at the first playoff hole.
  • Meth earns an invitation to next year’s Masters for his victory. He also breaks into the top 100 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Meth rises 101 places to world number 98. Ghim climbs into the top 50, with a move of 38 spots to 49th.

Maguire sparkles in Southern Amateur

  • MJ Maguire made up a five-shot deficit in the final round to win the Southern Amateur Championship at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The University of North Florida student returned a closing 1-under-par 71 for a 72-hole total of 284, 4-under-par.
  • Maguire took the title by three shots from Australia’s Geoff Drakeford and Victor Perez, and climbs inside the top 50 as a result. Maguire moves 49 places to 50th. Drakeford improves 29 rankings to 67th, while American Perez jumps 69 places to 142nd.

Top 20 movers

  • Brian Campbell of the United States and England’s Ashley Chesters are the only two players to break into the top 20. Campbell rises four places to 18th. Chesters, who just missed the cut in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, improves three rankings to 20th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • That honour goes to Austria’s Clemens Gaster, who leaps 1,460 places to world number 2,534 after winning the Faldo Series Austria.

The Women

Performances of the week

Alison LeeJo makes USGA history

  • China’s Fumie Jo made history by becoming the first Chinese player – male or female – to win a United States Golf Association title. She is also the last player to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
  • Jo, who answers to the name of Alice, defeated South Korea’s Eun Jeong Seong 3&2 in the 38th and final U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
  • The fifteen-year-old Chinese player was never behind in scheduled 36-hole final despite being ranked 420 places lower than her 14-year-old opponent on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
  • Jo jumps 743 places on this week’s ranking to 45th. Seong, the top seeded player after leading the 36-hole qualifying, also breaks into the world top 50 with a rise of 319 rankings to 49th.

Lee wins North & South

  • Alison Lee strengthened her grip on her world number three ranking with victory in the North & South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst. The UCLA student defeated Lori Beth Adams at the 19th hole to take the title. Adams breaks into this week’s top 50 with a move of 45 rankings to 43rd.

Bronte lays down law in English Amateur

  • Bronte Law moves inside the world top 40 with victory in the English Women's Amateur Championship at St Enodoc in Cornwall. The Curtis Cup player’s 7-over-par total of 291 gave her a three-shot victory over Inci Mehmet.
  • Law improves five places to 39th, while Mehmet climbs 83 places to 234th.

Top 20 movers

  • China’s Yan Jing is the only player to move into this week’s top 20, improving one place to 20th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Dominique Galloway of the United States climbs 1,079 rankings this week to world number 1,320.
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