Robby Shelton’s consolation for missing out on victory in the Linger Longer Invitational is third place on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
The American moves four places to third in the world behind world number one Patrick Rodgers and second ranked Matthew Fitzpatrick. Shelton, a first year student at the University of Alabama, tied for the lead with Michael Cromie of the University of Georgia after the pair returned 9-under-par scores of 207.
Cromie earned the win when he birdied the first playoff hole while Shelton recorded a par. Cromie jumps 161 places this week to world number 145 as a result.
Jon Rahm-Rodriguez of Spain breaks into the world top 50 after a runaway victory in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. The Arizona State student returned scores of 62, 64 and 66 for 21-under-par total of 192 to win by eight shots over Alex McMahon of the University of Arizona.
Rahm-Rodriguez set a new record for low score in the ASU Thunderbird, and broke Arizona State’s 54-hole record by five shots. The record setting win helps him climb 26 spots this week to 22nd. McMahon jumps 234 places to 639th.
Canada’s Adam Svensson breaks into the world top 50 thanks to victory in the Bobcat Invitational, his fifth college victory as a student at Barry University. The British Colombia native advances four rankings to 44th.
Joey Garber of the United States is the only player to break into the top 20. The University of Georgia player earns that spot thanks to third place in the Linger Longer Invitational. Garber moves to 16th this week from last week’s ranking of 21st.
Gabriela Lopez makes arguably the most significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM . The Mexican amateur breaks into the world top 30 thanks to victory in the LSU Tiger Classic.
The University of Arkansas player needed a playoff to win her first tournament of the season after tying for the lead with Louisiana State University’s Madelene Sagstrom and Ashley Holder of the University of Central Florida. Lopez parred the first extra hole to break the deadlock.
Lopez moves 19 rankings to world number 27 as a result. Swedish amateur Sagstrom breaks into the top 50, advancing six rankings to 46th. American player Holder climbs 63 spots to world number 105.
Japan’s Minami Katsu breaks into the world top 65 with victory in the New Zealand Women's Stroke Play Championship. The 15-year-old began the final round with a six-shot lead. She carded a 4-under par 70 at the Hastings Golf Club for a seven-shot victory over compatriot Haruka Morita. Her 19-under-par total of 277 set a tournament record for low score.
Katsu is the first Japanese player to win the title. She climbs 81 places this week to world number 61. Morita jumps 657 spots to 1,260th.
Alexis Nelson and Anna Laorr of the United States make significant advances this week after sharing victory in the BYU at Entrada Classic. They separated themselves from the rest of the field with 6-over-par scores of 222 to win by four shots.
Nelson, a student at the University of Minnesota, advances 135 places this week to world number 298. University of Wisconsin player Laorr moves to world number 354 from last week’s position at 470th.
Australia's Minjee Lee (pictured) retains her place at the top of the rankings.