The Men

Performances of the week

Pan takes gold in Asian Games

  • Cheng-tsung Pan of Taipei ran out a two-shot winner in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea to jump into the top 40 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. 
  • Pan won with a 17-under-par 271, two shots over Korea’s Nam-hun Kim. After opening scores of 66 and 69, Pan added a tournament low 7-under 65. A closing 71 gave him the title. 
  • Pan climbs 14 places to 36th. Kim joins the world top 75 with a rise of 38 rankings to 71st. 

Meronk wins first college title

  • Poland’s Adrian Meronk won his first college title when he captured individual honours in the Inverness Intercollegiate. Scores of 73, 70 and 70 gave the East Tennessee State player an even par score of 213, good enough for a three-shot victory over Lee Hodges.
  • Meronk, joint leading qualifier in the 2013 Amateur Championship, improves 58 places to 165th. Hodges climbs 826 rankings to world number 1,874.

Knapp’s double delight

  • Jake Knapp’s birdie on the final hole earned him a three-shot victory in the Husky Invitational.
  • Scores of 71, 67 and 71 gave the UCLA student a 54-hole total of 209, 7-under-par. He finished ahead of San Diego State’s Xander Schauffele.
  • Knapp jumps 291 places this week to world number 476. Schauffele rises four spots to 20th.

Top 20 movers

  • Germany’s Maximilian Roehrig improves 61 spots to world number 10. Sam Burns of the United States rises five places to 17th to join Schauffle in the top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • American Roman Robledo is the only top 50 mover, advancing eight spots to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Tyler Collier of the United States makes the biggest mover, rising 1,428 places to world number 4,563.

The Women

Performances of the week

Park brings home gold

  • Gyeol Park took the gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea thanks to an 8-under-par final round of 64. It helped her to a one-shot victory over Thailand’s Budsabakorn Sukapan.
  • Park opened with scores of 71, 67 and 67 before she carded the low round of the tournament. She compiled a 19-under-par total of 269.
  • The Korean jumps 350 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to world number 370. Sukapan climbs 41 rankings to 178th.

Totland takes Lady Paladin by five

  • Taylor Totland of the United States rises 99 places on this week’s ranking after a five-shot victory in the Lady Paladin Invitational. The Furman University student compiled a 54-hole total of 209, 7-under-par, to better Yale’s Jennifer Peng.
  • Totland jumps to 142nd in the world, while Peng improves 686 rankings to world number 1,029.

Chow up to the challenge

  • Marissa Chow of the United States earned her first college win with victory in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colorado. Her 6-under-par total of 210 gave her a four-shot victory over three players. The Pepperdine University player is the 62nd ranked player in the world.

Top 20 movers

  • America’s Ally McDonald rises two places this week to 19th, while Shannon Aubert of France moves two places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Hannah O’Sullivan of the United States and Dutch player Anne van Dam are the only two players to break into the top 50. O’Sullivan climbs five rankings to 46th, while Van Dam moves to 50th from 59th.
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