The Men

Performance of the week

  • England’s Toby Tree returned a final round 8-under-par 64 to win the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship at Conwy Golf Club in North Wales. Tree defeated countryman Jamie Dick in a playoff after the pair tied on 14-under-par totals of 202.
  • Tree began the final round trailing Dick by five shots after Dick had posted his own 64 in round two. Tree took the title with a par at the second extra hole.
  • Tree is a member of Golf England’s elite squad. He was widely tipped to make last year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team, but narrowly missed out. In 2010 he claimed the McGregor Trophy as England Under-16 champion. 
  • He moves 30 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 88th as a result of the win. Dick jumps 779 places to 600th.
Honourable mentions
  • Germany’s Maximilian Roehrig climbs 74 rankings this week to world number 125 after winning the Internationaux de France - Coupe Murat. Roehrig defeated France’s Kenny Subregis in a playoff after the pair had tied on 7-under-par 277. Subregis improves 146 rankings to 514th.
  • Australia’s Cory Crawford won the Malaysian Amateur Open and improves 97 rankings to 124th
Top 100 movers
  • There are no movements into the world top 20 or 50 this week. However, Darius van Driel of the Netherlands joins Tree in the world top 100 with a move of 35 places to 71st. Spain’s Pep Angles Ros moves to 94th from last week’s position at 102nd, while Robin Goger of Austria climbs 12 places to 98th.
Biggest ranking movement
  • Kornelijus Baliukonis of Lithuania jumps 1,345 spots this week to 3,374.
The Women


Performance of the week

  • Doris Chen takes that plaudit after winning the individual title in the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship at Tulsa Country Club in Oklahoma. 
  • The University of Southern California player returned scores of 67, 72, 68 and 67 for a 6-under-par total of 274 and a one-shot victory over France’s Celine Boutier. Chen, the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion, moves eight places to sixth on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
  • Boutier helped Duke University win the NCAA Division I Championship for the sixth time in 15 years. Duke finished two shots ahead of Chen’s USC team. Boutier moves two rankings to world number five.
Honourable mention
  • Goes to England’s Lucy Goddard for winning the Irish Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Douglas Golf Club. Scores of 71, 74 and 72 gave her a 2-under-par total of 217 and one-shot victory over Ireland’s Chloe Ryan. 
  • Goddard enters the ranking for the first time at world number 2,139. Ryan climbs 17 spots to 239th.
Top 20 movers
  • Japan’s Kotone Hori is the only player this week to break into the top 20. She advances 15 places to 20th
Top 50 movers
  • American Lauren Kim moves 25 places to 42nd after finishing third in the NCAA Championship. Compatriots Cassy Isagawa and Lilia Khatu Vu join her in the top 50. Isagawa moves four spots to 48th, while Khata Vu takes 50th after improving three rankings.
Top 100 movers
  • Thailand’s Wad Phaewchimplee, who recently won the NCAA Central Regional for Kent State University, improves 118 rankings to 59th. Samantha Swinehart of the United States climbs 10 places to 94th, while England’s Elizabeth Mallet moves two places to 100th.
Biggest ranking movement
  • Venezuela’s Alazne Urizar jumps 720 rankings to 1,706th.


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