The Women

Performances of the week

  • Canada’s Brooke Mackenzie Henderson strengthens her grip on the number three spot on the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKINGTM with victory in the Scott Robertson Memorial in Roanoke, Virginia. Rounds of 68, 72 and 69 gave her a 4-under-par total of 209 and a one-shot victory over Emily Campbell and Nelly Korda.
  • Korda climbs 64 rankings to 220th while Campbell improves 79 places to world number 333.
  • Elizabeth Elmassion of Australia was an emphatic winner of the NT Women's Amateur at Darwin Golf Club. The New South Wales golfer held a one shot lead heading into the final round but returned an impressive 5-under-par 68 for an eight-shot victory. Elmassion jumps 60 rankings to 144th
  • France’s Eva Gilly won the Coupe Didier Illouz in her homeland and moves 48 rankings to 232nd
Biggest Ranking move
  • Belgium’s Louise Manalo makes the biggest improvement on this week’s ranking. She jumps 613 spots to 1,355th after winning the NCAA Division II Championship. Manalo becomes the world’s ninth highest ranked Belgian. The Lynn University player compiled a 3-over-par total of 287 to win by a shot over team-mate Jessica Bradley of England as Lynn repeated as NCAA Division II champions. Bradley climbs 96 rankings to 321st.
Top 50 movers
  • There are no new entries into this week’s top 20, while Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan is the only player to breach the top 50. The Daytona State College player moves three rankings to 48th with a seven-shot victory in the NJCAA National Championship in the United States.
Top 100 movers
  • Japan’s Asuka Kashiwabara is the only new entrant into the top 100. She climbs 51 rankings to 69th.

The Men

Performance of the week

  • Patrick Rodgers made college golf history with victory in the NCAA Eugene Regional. Rodgers, the number one ranked player on the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKINGTM, earned his 11th win in three years as a student at Stanford University to tie a record set by Tiger Woods. 
  • “It's a huge honor, obviously, any time you're mentioned with Tiger Woods and all the amazing things he accomplished in college and at the pro level and everything that he's been able to achieve,” Rodgers said.
  • The six-shot victory gave Rodgers his sixth win of the season, and fifth win in six events. He now has the NCAA Championship to better Woods’s record before turning professional and foregoing his final year of college golf.
Honourable mentions
  • France’s Julien Brun won the NCAA San Antonio Regional to move 27 rankings. The Texas Christian University student climbs to world number 30.
  • Emilio Cuartero Blanco triumphed in the NCAA Columbia Regional. The 2007 Boys Amateur Champion, a student at the University of Missouri, climbs 39 rankings to 72nd.
  • University of Washington player Jonathan Sanders earned the NCAA Raleigh Regional to improve his world status by 90 spots, climbing to 90th.
  • Switzerland’s Marco Iten, who attends Austin Peay State, jumped 155 places to 158th by winning the NCAA Auburn Regional.
Most impressive move in world top 10
  • Seventeen-year-old Scottie Scheffler moves six places to world number three after finishing equal 22nd in the HP Byron Nelson Championship, his PGA Tour debut. 
Biggest Ranking move
  • Pakistan’s Naeem Khan takes that honour this week. He jumps 1,417 rankings to world number 3,536 after finishing second in the Pakistan National Amateur Championship in Lahore.


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