The Men

Performances of the week

Zalatoris rockets into top 100 

Will Zalatoris takes an enormous leap into the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The 17-year-old defeated Davis Riley 5&3 in the scheduled 36-hole final at The Club at Carlton Woods’ Nicklaus Course in Texas. It was Zalatoris’s third big win of the summer following the Texas Amateur in June and Trans-Mississippi Championship in early July. No wonder the Dallas native is now a world top 100 player. This win moves Zalatoris a massive 1,098 rankings to 90th. Riley is ranked 45th in the world. 

Rahm-Rodriguez breaks into top 20 

Spain’s Jon Rahm-Rodriguez breaks into this week’s world top 20 after winning the Campeonato de Espana Absoluto in his homeland. The European Palmer Cup player moves 16 places to 17th. He is the only player this week to break into the top 20. 

Drakeford ekes out Porter Cup win 

Australia’s Geoff Drakeford edged Americans Denny McCarthy and Beau Hossler to win the 56th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, New York. Drakeford posted an 8-under-par 72-hole total of 272 to win by a shot. Drakeford climbs 32 places on this week’s ranking to 35th. McCarthy advances 16 spots to 24th, while Hossler moves into the top 50 with an improvement of 12 rankings to 44th. 

Pereira cruises the Pacific 

Back-to-back rounds of 62, 8-under-par, gave Corey Pereira of the United States an eight-shot victory in the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. It helps the University of Washington player rise 36 spots to world number 68. 

Biggest ranking movement 

Robbie Ziegler of the United States makes the most significant move on this week’s ranking with a jump of 1,495 rankings to world number 3,941.

The Women

Performances of the week

Superb Superal wins U.S. Junior 

Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines breaks into the top 50 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM courtesy of winning the U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Arizona. The 17-year-old needed 37 holes to see off Mexico’s Marijosse Navarro, also 17. Superal becomes the championship’s first Philippines born winner. She moves 22 places to world number 42. Navarro breaks into the top 20 with a rise of 30 rankings to 18th. 

James sets Canadian Amateur record 

Augusta James climbs 25 spots to 29th after winning the Canadian Amateur Championship. The native of Bath, Ontario returned rounds of 67, 71, 63 and 69 for a 14-under-par total of 270. Her 8-under-par 63 is the lowest round in the championship’s 101-year history. James finished six shots ahead of Australia’s Su-Hyun Oh, the world number seven. World number two Brooke Mackenzie Henderson was third. James, who attends North Carolina State University, earns invitations to this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.  

Galmes crowned European queen 

Luna Sobron Galmes of Spain moves into the top 20 thanks to victory in the European Ladies Amateur Championship in Estonia. Sobron Galmes won the title in a playoff with countrywomen Noemi Jimenez Martin after they tied on 10-under-par totals of 278. Sobron Galmes improves 19 rankings to 17th, and becomes the world’s second highest ranked Spaniard after world number nine Jimenez Martin. 

Top 20 movers 

Canada’s Soo-Bin Kim joins Navarro and Sobron Galmes in the top 20 with a move of one place to 20th. 

Biggest ranking movement 

That honour goes to Kimberly Santiago of the United States with a move of 557 places to world number 1,952.

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