The Men

Performances of the week

Bjerch-Andresen crowned at Royal Oaks

  • Oliver SchniederjansNorway’s Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen claimed his first college golf victory in his final year at Baylor University by winning the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. He takes a massive leap up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM as a result.
  • Bjerch-Andresen returned scores of 66, 70 and 71 for 6-under-par total of 207 at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas for a one-shot advantage over Texas Tech’s Guillermo Pereira.
  • The Norwegian advances 546 places on this week’s ranking to 427th. Chilean Pereira rises two places to 15th.

Engle saves best until last

  • Clark Engle saved his best until last to win The Intercollegiate at The Grove Club in College Grove, Tennessee. The Ohio State player recorded the lowest score in the second round, and equalled the low third round score to win his first college golf tournament.
  • Rounds of 75, 70 and 68 gave Engle a 3-under-par score of 213, good enough for a one-shot victory over John Jonas of the College of Charleston. Engle climbs 289 rankings this week to 495th. Jonas improves 105 places to 382nd.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new faces in the top 20 or 50 of this week’s ranking. However, there are three new top 100 players. Gregory Yates of the United States improves 21 spots to 98th. Irish amateur Cormac Sharvin moves to world number 99 from last week’s position of 103. England’s Jimmy Mullen, who finished 73rd in the 2013 Open Championship, becomes the 100th best amateur after a rise of one spot.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Michael Perras of the United States is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,260 rankings to world number 4,001.

The Women

Performances of the week

Alamo win helps Schubert into top 100

  • Brooke Mackenzie HendersonSophia Schubert of the United States moves into the top 100 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after overcoming a strong field to win the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. The University of Auburn golfer returned scores of 65, 74 and 65 for a 12-under-par total of 204.
  • Schubert edged Denmark’s Caroline Nistrup by a stroke to rise 313 places to world number 95. Nistrup, a student at LSU, also breaks into the top 100 with an improvement of 42 places to 96th.

Finkelstein wins Vegas jackpot

  • Dana Finkelstein of the United States returned a career best 7-under-par final round 65 to come from nine shots off the lead and win the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. Finkelstein, in her final year at UNLV, finished with a 9-under-par 207 to win by three shots over San Diego State player Haleigh Krause.
  • Finkelstein jumps 13 rankings to 17th. Krause climbs 620 places to world number 1,576.

PB earns Schaeffner massive rise

  • A personal best helped Germany’s Lena Schaeffner to victory in the Palmetto Intercollegiate. The Coastal Carolina University player returned a 4-under-par 212, the best 54-hole total of her college career, to earn her a one-stroke victory over Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of the University of Kansas.
  • Schaeffner breaks into the top 100 with a rise of 313 spots to 95th. Thai amateur Kawinpakorn improves 32 rankings to 100th.

Top 100 movers

  • Finkelstein is the only player to break into this week’s top 20. There are no new faces in the top 50, while American Taylor Totland moves 22 spots to 94th to join Schubert, Kawinpakorn and Nistrup in the top 100.

Biggest Ranking movement

  • Krause’s rise of 620 rankings makes her this week’s most improved player.

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