Performances of the week
Thailand’s Wad Phaewchimplee earned the most impressive victory of the three NCAA college regionals. She won the NCAA D1 Central Regional Championship by five shots. The Kent State student compiled a 7-under-par total of 209 and jumps 489 rankings to 176th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
Spain’s Noemi Jimenez Martin captured the NCAA D1 West Regional to move four places to world number 12. The Arizona State player won by two shots over world number four Annie Park and Soo-Bin Kim of Canada. Kim climbs six places to 20th.
Jennifer Hahn of the United States won the NCAA D1 East Regional and improves her ranking by 39 spots, becoming the world’s 39th best amateur. Hahn, a student at Vanderbilt University, compiled a 54-hole total of 207 to win by three shots.
Top 20 movers
Canada’s Soo Bin Kim is the only player to break into this week’s top 20.
Top 50 movers
England’s Charlotte Thomas and Minami Katsu of Japan join Hahn in the world top 50. Katsu jumps 37 spots to 28th. Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup player Thomas improves 13 places to 47th.
Top 100 movers
England’s Hayley Davis climbs 28 rankings to 78th after finishing second in the NCAA D1 East Regional. Spain’s Nuria Iturrios, Clariss Guce of the United States, Canada’s Augusta James and Gurbani Singh of India also move into the top 100. Iturrios jumps 38 places to 77th with victory in the Spanish International Stroke Play. Guce moves 14 rankings to 91st, James climbs 24 rankings to 92nd, while Singh improves eight places to world number 99.
Biggest Ranking move
Japan’s Himawari Ogura takes that honour with a jump of 903 rankings to 1,687.
Performance of the week
Scotland’s Jamie Savage climbs 96 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after an impressive win in the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal Dublin, the strongest ranked tournament of the week.
The 19-year-old from Cawder Golf Club in Glasgow was the only man to finish on level par 288. He carded a final round 1-under-par 71 in wet and windy conditions to come from three strokes off the lead to win by two shots over four players.
The reigning East of Scotland champion moves to world number 135 as a result.
Biggest move within the top 100
That honour goes to Robbie van West of The Netherlands who climbs 29 rankings to 38th after finishing joint second in the Irish Amateur Open Championship.
Movers into the top 20
Italy’s Renato Paratore is the only player this week to move into the top 20. Paratore, who reached the quarterfinals of last year’s Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports, improves eight places to 14th.
Movers into the top 50
England’s Jimmy Mullen joins Robbie van West in this week’s top 50. Mullen, who qualified for last year’s Open Championship at Muirfield, moves nine rankings to 42nd.
Movers into the top 100
Korea’s Nam-hun Kim and Matt Hansen of the United States become world top 100 players this week. Kim climbs 40 places to 74th, while Hansen improves 10 places to 96th.
Biggest ranking move
England’s Josh Hilleard takes that honour with a jump of 1,383 rankings to world number 3,543.