The Women

Briggs named to Curtis Cup team after Welsh victory

  • Scotland’s Eilidh Briggs was named in the GB&I team after winning the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship with a one-stroke victory over Dimmock. Briggs moved 46 rankings to 126th.

Curtis Cup places determined

  • Stephanie Meadow (6), Georgia Hall (7), Annabel Dimmock (28) & Bronte Law (46) claimed automatic Curtis Cup spots thanks to being the top four ranked Great Britain & Ireland players on the WAGR™ after the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship.

Winner of strongest ranked individual event

  • Briggs takes that plaudit with her Welsh victory

Biggest move inside the top 10

  • That honour goes to Hall. She climbed four spots to seventh following joint 13th in the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship.

Biggest ranking move following win

  • Italy’s Carlotta Ricolfi jumps 455 spots to world number 365 after winning the Italian Ladies Match Play Championship.

The Men

Performance of the week

  • That honour goes to South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence who made history in the Lytham Trophy. On the championship’s 50th anniversary, Lawrence became the first South African winner with a one-shot victory over Darius van Driel of The Netherlands. Lawrence compiled a 1-over-par total of 281 and breaks into this week’s top 70, moving 55 places to 69th.

Most significant weekly improvement

  • Van Driel’s runner-up finish at Lytham makes him arguably the most improved player this week. He jumps 1006 places to 305th as a result. However, he is not the most improved player on this week’s ranking. France’s Julien Sale makes the biggest improvement with a climb of 1384 rankings to world number 4814. 

Notable victories

  • Americans Bryson Dechambeau (pictured left) and Charlie Danielson and Jose Mendez of Costa Rica were the most notable winners this week after Lawrence. Dechambeau won the American Championship by five shots. The Southern Methodist University student climbs 11 places to world number 13 as a result. Danielson and Mendez shared victory in the Big Ten Championship after 1-over-par totals of 289. University of Illinois player Danielson improves 34 places to 39th, while Mendez, who attends the University of Minnesota, jumps 70 spots to world number 109.

Top 20 movers

  • Brandon Hagy of the United States moves two rankings to 19th to join Dechambeau in the top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia breaks into the world top 50 along with Danielson. Gouveia, a student at the University of Central Florida, moves seven places to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Americans Lee McCoy, Grayson Murray and Hunter Stewart break into this week’s top 100 along with Lawrence. All three move four places this week. McCoy becomes world number 98, Murray moves to 99th while Stewart falls neatly into line by becoming the world’s 100th best amateur.


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