The Women

Performances of the week

Course record takes McDonald into top 10

  • A course record ensured Ally McDonald victory in the Schooner Fall Classic, and moved her into the top 10 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
  • McDonald’s final round of 63, 7-under-par, is the lowest score from a Mississippi State player. Her 197-total, 13-under-par, is also a new school record.
  • McDonald won by four shots over England’s Hayley Davis of Baylor University to record her fourth college win. The American advances 10 places to world number ten. Davis climbs 28 spots to 51st.

Park breezes to Windy City win

  • Consecutive 69s helped Annie Park win the Windy City Collegiate Championship. A 5-under-par total of 211 gave the University of Southern California student a three-shot advantage over Ohio State’s Lina Aguillon.
  • Park climbs four places to 11th this week. Colombian Aguillon jumps 645 spots to world number 1,314.

Diaz-Yi earns maiden win

  • Lauren Diaz-Yi earned her first college golf win by taking the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel. The University of Virginia student compiled a 54-hole total of 209 to win by four shots over Vanderbilt’s Kendall Martindale.
  • Diaz-Yi improves 85 places to 75th, while Martindale moves to world number 69 from 94th.  

Top 20 movers

  • Two Spaniards and a Chinese player break into this week’s top 20. Luna Sobron Galmes rises five spots to 16th, while compatriot Marta Sanz moves to 17th from 26th. China’s Shi Yuting improves six rankings to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • American Cindy Ha moves 31 places to 46th. Countrywomen Grace Na rises 3 spots to 48th. Spain’s Nuria Iturrios improves 13 rankings to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Kelsey Ulep of the United States is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 717 rankings to world number 1,559.

The Men

Performances of the week

Zalatoris becomes world number four

  • American Will Zalatoris moves to number four on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after earning his maiden college victory.
  • Zalatoris, the reigning U.S. Junior champion, returned scores of 66 and 68 in the rain shortened Bank of Tennessee @ Blackthorn tournament to win by two shots over Denny McCarthy of the University of Virginia.
  • The Plano, Texas native improves six rankings. McCarthy solidifies his status as the world’s 17th best amateur.

Lim earns PGA Tour invite

  • Thomas Lim will take his place in PGA Tour’s 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational courtesy of winning the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at Colonial Country Club. The University of Oregon player returned scores of 66, 65 and 71 for an 8-under-par total of 202. He won by two shots over Cheng-tsung Pan of the University of Washington.
  • Lim rises 33 spots to 90th. Pan improves 10 rankings to world number 26.

Wood records historic win

  • Ben Wood of Mississippi State University soars 1,299 places this week to world number 2,274 after a historic victory in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. A 12-under-par total of 198 equalled the lowest 54-hole total in Mississippi State history.

Top 20 movers

  • Taylor James MacDonald of Australia moves one place to 20th. He is the only player to break into this week’s top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Canada’s Adam Svensson is the only player to breach the top 50 with a move of six places to 46th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • England’s Adam Stone makes the biggest improvement this week. He climbs 1,591 places after victory in the InterWest Wildcat Classic. The Cal State East Bay University student returned a closing 66 for a 10-under-par total of 206. It is his first college victory.


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