The Women

Performances of the week

Bronte lays down the law

  • Bronte Law climbs into the top 20 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning her second college golf tournament. The English player won the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr Condoleezza Rice.
  • Law, the reigning English Ladies’ Amateur champion, returned scores of 65, 71 and 69 for an 8-under-par total of 205. The UCLA student won by two shots over teammate Louise Ridderstrom and Doris Chen of the University of Southern California.
  • Law improves eight places to 18th. Ridderstrom jumps 30 rankings to 109th, while Chen remains the world’s 14th best amateur.

Madsen becomes world number three

  • Denmark’s Nanna Madsen becomes the world’s third best amateur with victory in the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate. The University of South Carolina student was the only player to break par for the tournament, returning a 1-under-par 54-hole total of 212 to win by three shots.
  • Madsen improves one ranking this week to take her place behind world number one Brooke Mackenzie Henderson and France’s Celine Boutier.

Davis breaks into top 50

  • England’s Hayley Davis, a student at Baylor University, jumps nine rankings this week to 42nd with victory in the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite.

Top 20 movers

  • American Kristen Gillman joins Law in the top 20 with a move of 15 places to 13th.

Top 50 movers

  • Angel Yin and Mariel Galdiano of the United States join Davis in the top 50. Yin climbs 14 rankings to 44th, while Galdiano   moves 10 spots to 45th.

The Men 

Performances of the week

Bard pens six-shot win

  • Derek Bard records arguably the most impressive victory this week with a six-shot victory in the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia. Scores of 66, 71 and 64 gave the University of Virginia player a 15-under-par total of 201 and victory over teammate Denny McCarthy.
  • The strong field included world number one Oliver Schniederjans.
  • Bard improves 102 places to 109th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM with his first win in college golf. McCarthy advances five places to 12th.

Rottluff wins Alister Mackenzie

  • Germany’s Maximilian Rottluff advances 35 rankings this week thanks to victory in the Alister Mackenzie Invitational at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, California. The Arizona State player compiled a 54-hole total of 204, 9-under-par, for a two-shot victory over Tyler Collier of Oregon State.
  • Rottluff becomes the world’s highest ranked German player by advancing to 111th. Collier dramatically improves his world status with a leap of 1,085 rankings to world number 2,687.

Top 20 movers

  • Canada’s Corey Conners and Nick Marsh of England break into this week’s top 20. Conners climbs four places to 19th, while Marsh advances one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Australian Todd Sinnott, James Beale of New Zealand and American Maverick McNealy break into this week’s top 50. Sinnott climbs 25 rankings to 41st, Beale rises 11 spots to 49th, while McNealy takes the 50th ranking after an improvement of 11 places.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • China’s Kaiwen Liu is this week’s highest mover with a jump of 1,284 rankings to world number 3,878.


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