Performances of the week
Schniederjans becomes world number one
- Oliver Schniederjans of the United States takes over as the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after Patrick Rodgers and Matthew Fitzpatrick’s decision to turn professional. Schniederjans, who plays college golf at Georgia Tech, had been the world number three.
- Americans Robbie Shelton and Scottie Scheffler assume the world number two and three spots respectively in a much changed world top 10.
- Malaysia’s Gavin Kyle Green makes the biggest move into the world top 10 with a jump of 17 places to fifth.
Pendrith wins Monroe
- Canada’s Taylor Pendrith captured his second major amateur title in less than a year with victory in the Monroe Invitational at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsfield, New York.
- Pendrith, winner of last year’s Porter Cup, entered the final round tied for the lead on 10-under-par. He returned a closing 1-under-par 69. It gave the Richmond Hill, Ontario native an 11-under-par total of 269.
- Pendrith, a recent graduate of Kent State University, moves 22 places on this week’s ranking to 24th.
Lee moves to world number four
- Korea’s Chang-Woo Lee becomes the world’s fourth best amateur with victory in the Hosim Cup in his homeland. Lee improves three places this week.
Top 20 movers
- Canada’s Adam Svensson moves 13 places to 15th after finishing runner-up in the Monroe Invitational. Grant Forrest of Scotland, who recently won the St Andrews Links Trophy, improves six spots to 17th. Denmark’s Sebastian Cappelen jumps five places to 19th while Lucas Herbert of Australia takes the 20th ranking with a move of six spots.
Biggest ranking movement
- Jeff Osberg of the United States makes the biggest improvement this week with a jump of 1,847 rankings to world number 3,657 after winning the Philadelphia Amateur Championship.
Performances of the week
Henderson fires 62 to win Porter Cup
- Canada’s Brooke Mackenzie Henderson proved why she’s number three on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with an outstanding victory in the Porter Cup. Henderson began the final round nine shots off the lead, but made up that difference with a flawless 9-under-par 62.
- The 16-year-old from Smith Falls, Ontario made five birdies and two back-nine eagles in her bogey free round to post a 54-hole total of 205, 8-under-par, to win by three shots.
- Mexico’s Ana Julia Menendez gave herself the perfect graduation present with a playoff victory in the Eastern Amateur Championship. Menendez, who recently graduated from NC State University, defeated Monifa Sealy to win.
- Menendez climbs 118 rankings to 270th, while Sealy improves 57 places to 194th.
- Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Wang completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Rolex Junior Championship at The Country Club of Rochester, New York. The San Marino, California native compiled a 72-hole total of 283, 3-over-par, to take the title. She moves 137 spots this week to 224th.
- Grace Na of the United States is one of three players to break into the top 20. She moves nine rankings to 17th. Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta improves five places to 19th, while Jennifer Jing of China moves three spots to 20th.
- Japan’s Asuka Kashiwabara climbs 22 rankings to 47th. Mariel Galdiano of the United States moves three places to 49th. Canadian Jennifer Ha becomes the world’s 50th player, a move of 11 spots, after finishing second in the Porter Cup.
- France’s Emilie Piquot takes that honour with an improvement of 695 rankings to 1,831st.