The Women

Performances of the week

Davidson conquers in the elements

  • Australia’s Karis Davidson overcame tough conditions to win the Sunshine Coast Ladies Open at Headland Golf Club in Buderim, Queensland. 
  • Australia’s number one ranked junior returned rounds of 75, 75 and 73 in strong winds for a 4-overpar total of 223. 
  • The member of Sanctuary Cove Golf Club, currently ranked 69th, won by one shot over Eunice Kim. An improvement of 234 rankings takes Kim to world number 649.

Hou gets top marks

  • Taipei’s Yu-Chiang Hou jumps 320 places this week after being crowned winner of the National Middle School - Junior High Championship in her homeland. Hou improves to world number 1,181 as a result. 

Top 20 movers

  • Cindy Ha (pictured right) of the United States rises one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • China’s Wang Ziyi improves 40 rankings to 32nd.

Top 100 movers

  • English amateur Inci Mehmet moves one place to 100th.

Biggest Ranking improvement

  • Colombia’s Ana Maria Gonzalez de Llano is this week’s most improved player with an improvement of 410 rankings to world number 2,279 after winning the Nacional Mid Amateur 4th Stage tournament in her homeland.

The Men

Performances of the week

Gallegos takes giant leap

  • Argentina’s Andres Gallegos makes one of the most significant moves on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a come from behind victory in the Campeonato Argentino de Aficionados in his homeland.
  • Gallegos was three down after 18 holes of the scheduled 36-hole final to Canada’s Austin Connelly. The home favourite birdied four of the next nine holes to level the match. He then birdied four of the next six holes to win 4&3.
  • Gallegos rises 504 rankings to world number 455. Connelly improves two places to 19th. He is Canada’s second best amateur, one spot behind Corey Conners.

Toomey wins SBS Invitational

  • New Zealand’s Luke Toomey jumps 64 places this week thanks to victory in the SBS Invitational. He was the only player to break par, compiling a 2-under score of 214 to win by two shots from Landyn Edwards. Toomey moves to world number 146. Edwards climbs 293 rankings to 533rd.

Spacey rides 65 to victory

  • South Africa’s Matthew Spacey returned a final round of 65 to capture the Central Gauteng Open Stroke Play Championship. The 23-year-old had five birdies and an eagle to come from four shots behind to win. His 9-under-par 207 sealed a one-shot victory over Ludovic Bax of Mauritius.
  • Spacey improves 240 rankings to 509th. Bax climbs 668 spots to world number 1,622.

Top 20 movers

  • Cheng-tsung Pan (pictured right) of Taipei joins Connelly in the top 20 with a move of five places to 20th

Top 50 movers

  • American MJ Maguire is the only player to break into the top 50 with a rise of two places to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Chile’s Ignacio Basagoitia C improves his status by 1,212 places this week to become world number 1,295.
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