The Men

Performances of the week

Schniederjans shows his class

 Oliver Schniederjans proved why he’s number one on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with victory in the Carpet Capital Collegiate.The recent recipient of the Mark H. McCormack medal as the world’s leading amateur for 2014 won by two shots over world number two Robbie Shelton. Schniederjans took control with a second round 8-under-par 64, the low round of the tournament. He sandwiched that score with an opening 72 and a closing 68 for a 12-under-par 204. Will Zalatoris finished 21st but becomes world number three after a climb of 18 rankings.

 

Pereira reigns in California

Corey Pereira of the United States improves his world status by 21 rankings this week after winning the California State Fair Amateur. The University of Washington player returned a closing 5-under-par 67 to take the title by two shots over 36-hole leader Jonathan De Los Reyes. Pereira, winner of Pacific Coast Amateur in July, becomes world number 55. De Los Reyes jumps 671 rankings to 1,734th.

 

Seabolt wins Northern Intercollegiate

American Zach Seabolt rises 53 places to world number 146 after winning the Northern Intercollegiate. The Winthrop University player won by three shots over Vincent Martino after a 4-under-par score of 212. Martino improves 151 spots to 232nd.

 

Top 50 movers

There are no new top 20 players, but two Englishmen move into the top 50. Ben Stow climbs nine places to 43rd, while Toby Tree moves one spot to world number 50.

 

Top 100 movers

American Byron Meth rises 13 places to 89th. Countryman Cameron Champ moves to 92nd from 105th. Korea’s Nam-hun Kim jumps 28 rankings to 99th after winning the Korean Amateur.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

American Glenn Workman advances 1,375 spots to world number 4,294.

The Women

Performances of Week

Henderson on top of the world

Canada’s Brooke Mackenzie Henderson assumes the number one position on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after Minjee Lee’s decision to turn professional.  Lee and teammates Su Oh and Shelly Shin took Australia to victory in the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan, beating Canada by two shots. Henderson finished as low individual. The Canadian returned rounds of 66, 69, 66 and 68 for a 19-under-par total of 269, three shots better than Lee. England’s Bronte Law and Alison Lee of the United States shared third place on 274. Henderson is a worthy successor to Lee.  The 16-year-old was runner-up in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. She has also won the South Atlantic Ladies Amateur Championship, the Scott Robertson Memorial Tournament and Porter Cup this season. Alison Lee takes over world number two, while Law rises 15 rankings to 27th.

 

Stephenson wins AJGA Girls

American Lauren Stephenson climbs 89 rankings to world number 133 after winning the AJGA Girls Championship at Furman Golf Club in Greenville, South Carolina. Stephenson ran out a three-shot winner over Lilia Vu and Kelly Whaley with a 6-under-par total of 210. Vu moves inside the world top 100, rising 25 spots to 86th. Whaley jumps 103 places to 369th.

 

Top 20 movers

Japan’s Minami Katsu improves nine places to 15th after finishing 22nd in the World Amateur Team Championship. English Curtis Cup player Annabel Dimmock moves two spots to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

American Mika Liu is the only player to break into the world top 50 with a move of two places to 49th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 Spain’s Paz Marfa Sans takes that honour with a rise of 680 places to 1,319th.

 

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