The Men

Performances of the week

Horsfield lives up to Poulter billing

  • England’s Sam Horsfield lived up to Ian Poulter’s billing by winning the Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf. The victory takes the Englishman into the top 50 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
  • Horsfield, who is based in Orlando, Florida, compiled a 3-under-par total of 213 for a one-shot victory over four players. He jumps 15 places to 43rd in the world.
  • Poulter acts as mentor to the 17-year-old, and has been singing his praises for two seasons. Horsfield has justified Poulter’s faith. This win was his third big victory in two years. He won the 2013 Florida State Amateur by 11 shots. In January, he finished four shots ahead of the field in the New Year’s Invitational.

Stewart is cream of Carmel

  • American Hunter Stewart joins Horsfield in the world top 50 thanks to victory in the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach. The University of Vanderbilt student returned rounds of 67, 70 and 68 for an 11-under 205 total. He finished two shots ahead of University of Georgia player Lee McCoy.
  • Stewart climbs 16 places to 38th, while McCoy improves 10 rankings to world number 25.

Top 20 movers

  • Scotland’s Grant Forrest advances three places on this week’s ranking to 18th.

Top 50 movers

  • Horsfield and Stewart are the only players to break into the top 50.

Top 100 movers

  • American Brad Dalke improves 21 places to 86th. Ivan Cantero Gutierrez of Spain moves to 99th after a rise of four spots, while Scotland’s James Ross becomes world number 100 with a move of two rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Scotland’s Jeff Wright takes that accolade this week with a rise of 1,276 places to world number 3,450.

The Women

Performances of the week

Seong enhances top 20 status

  • Eun-jeong Seong of Korea won the Daebo Group Cup Maekyung Amateur in her homeland to enhance her status in the top 20 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM
  • Seong took the title at Seowon Hills Golf Club with scores of 66, 72, 68 and 68 for a 72-hole total of 273. She finished two shots ahead of Eunji Kim and Shin-hye Kim. 
  • Seong, already the world’s highest ranked Korean, rises three places to 17th.

Lunackova wins Slovak Amateur

  • Marie Lunackova of Czechoslovakia won the Slovak Amateur Open Championship and jumps 44 spots on this week’s ranking to world number 240. Lunackova is the world’s second highest ranked Czech amateur behind world number 68 Katerina Ruzickova.

French joy in Belgium

  • Agathe Laisne of France eked out a one-shot victory in the Total International Juniors of Belgium to move up this week’s ranking. Scores of 74, 67, 71 and 78 gave Laisne a 2-over-par total of 290 and a one shot victory over Italy’s Ludovca Farina. Laisne rises 89 rankings this week to 309th, while Farina jumps 166 places to 279th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in this week’s top 20, but China’s Wang Ziyi (pictured) makes an impressive move into the top 50 with a rise of 35 places to 37th.

Top 100 movers

  • France’s Anaelle Carnet is the only player to break into the top 100 with an improvement of three places to 98th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Colombia’s Ana Maria Rengifo Ochoa takes the biggest leap up this week’s world order with a rise of 594 places to 1,851st.
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