The Men

Performances of the week

MacDonald becomes Australian number two

  • Taylor James MacDonald becomes the world’s second best Australian amateur with victory in the Federal Amateur Open Championship. The Brisbane Amateur defeated Patrick Wilson and Daniel Gale by a stroke to take the title.
  • Rounds of 66, 67, 65 and 73 at Federal Golf Club helped MacDonald set a tournament record winning score of 271, 17-under-par.
  • MacDonald climbs six places this week to world number 22. World number nine Lucas Herbert is the only Australian higher on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM than MacDonald.

Connelly shines in Argentina

  • Eighteen-year-old Austin Connelly took the individual title in the Copa Juan Carlos Tailhade in Argentina. The Irving, Texas native climbs 16 rankings to world number 37 as a result.
  • The highly rated junior plans to play college golf next year for the University of Arkansas.

Green repeats in El Paso

  • Malaysia’s Gavin Kyle Green was simply untouchable in defending the Western Refining College All-America tournament in El Paso thanks to a second round of 62, 9-under-par.
  • The University of New Mexico player won by seven shots thanks to a 14-under-par total of 199.
  • Green, in his final year of college golf, solidifies his hold on the world number 18 ranking.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new names in this week’s top 20. However, two players break into the world top 50. New Zealand’s James Beale moves to world number 48 after a rise of nine rankings. Paul Dunne of Ireland assumes 50th place after improving three places. Dunne qualified for this year’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Biggest Ranking improvement

  • Australia’s Colin Coleman takes that plaudit this week with a rise of 1,340 rankings to world number 4,216.

The Women

Performances of the week

Lee leads all the way in Hawaii

  • Alison Lee proved why she’s ranked fourth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a wire-to-wire win in the Nanea PAC 12 Preview in Hawaii.
  • Lee was the only player in the quality field to break 70 the first two rounds with scores of 68 and 69. She added a closing 1-under-par 72 for a 54-hole total of 209, 10-under-par. The UCLA player won by a shot over University of Washington player Soo-Bin Kim.
  • Lee solidifies her hold on the number four spot, while Canadian Kim improves seven places to world number 33.

Chan wins Pat Bradley

  • Tiffany Chan was the only player to shoot three rounds under par on her way to victory in the 37th Annual FIU Pat Bradley tournament at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club near Sarasota, Florida.
  • The Daytona State University golfer returned scores of 70, 70 and 69 for a 7-under-par total of 209. She bettered England’s Meghan McLaren by a shot.
  • Chan climbs 10 places this week to become the world’s 20th best amateur. McLaren, a student at Florida International University, jumps 11 spots to 79th.

Top 20 movers

  • Korean Eun-jeong Seong joins Chan in the top 20 with an improvement of 10 rankings to 17th.

Top 50 movers

  • Lindsey Weaver of the United States joins this week’s top 50 with a move of eight rankings to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • England’s Charlotte Thomas rises 17 spots to 95th, while Caroline Inglis of the United States becomes world number 97 after a move of 10 places.

Biggest ranking movement

  • China’s Tian Qi is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 543 rankings to world number 1,148.
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