The Women

Performances of Week

San Diego’s Swede success

  • Annie Park Sweden’s Emma Henrikson finished a shot ahead of teammate Sirene Blair in the Colonel Wollenberg's Ram Classic to help San Diego State University win the team title. Henrikson returned scores of 72, 67 and 72 for a 5-under-par total of 211.
  • The Malmo native rises 69 rankings on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 120th as a result. Blair breaks into the world top 90 with an improvement of 21 spots to 85th.

MacLaren wins fourth college tournament

  • England international Meghan MacLaren eked out a one-shot victory over Gabrielle Shipley to win the Mary Fossum Invitational, her fourth victory in her third year at Florida International University. The native of Wellingborough, England, jumps 15 rankings to 101st in the world. Shipley rises 344 spots to 939th.

Newton’s law in Memphis

  • Abby Newton of the United States returned a closing 69 for a 3-under-par total of 210 to win the Fed Ex Memphis Women’s Intercollegiate, a first college win for the Ole Miss student. The Texan climbs 79 places to 183rd.

Top 20 movers

  • China’s Yan Jing moves up 24 places to 14th, while American Annie Park rises to 15th from last week’s ranking of 22nd.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new faces in the top 50, but Monica Vaughn of the United States joins Blair in the top 100 with a jump of 20 spots to 92nd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Margaret Shirley takes the biggest step up this week’s ranking following victory in the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. Shirley gained revenge on Julia Potter with a 5&3 win. Shirley lost to Potter in the 2013 final. The Roswell, Georgia native leaps 848 places to world number 1,010. Potter advances 483 rankings to 749th.

The Men

Performances of the week

Rahm-Rodriguez soars to world number two

  • Jon Rahm-Rodriguez Spain’s Jon Rahm-Rodriguez moves to number two on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM due to an outstanding performance in the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan.
  • The Spaniard finished the tournament as low individual. Scores of 70, 64, 62 and 67 gave Rahm-Rodriguez a 23-under-par total of 263, three shots ahead of Australia’s Lucas Herbert, Victor Perez of France and Argentinean Alejandro Tosti.
  • Spain finished third as the United States successfully defended the Eisenhower Trophy.
  • Rahm-Rodriguez, who broke Jack Nicklaus’s 54-year record for low score, jumps 14 spots this week to take his place behind Oliver Schniederjans. Herbert improves 13 places to world number seven. Perez breaks inside the world top 90 with a move of 53 rankings to 87th, while Tosti climbs to 110th from 164th.

Harvey wins U.S. Mid-Amateur

  • Scott Harvey rises to 71st, an improvement of 37 rankings, after winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The 36-year-old from Greensboro, North Carolina, defeated Brad Nurski 6&5 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Meyer and Maverick share spoils

  • Americans Dylan Meyer and Maverick McNealy shared victory in the OFCC Fighting Illini Invite after finishing on 3-over-par scores of 213.
  • McNealy climbs of 120 rankings to 79th. Meyer makes a much bigger improvement, jumping 1,038 rankings to 812th.

Top 20 movers

  • Malaysia’s Gavin Kyle Green is the only player to breach the top 20 with a move of three spots to 18th.

Top 50 movers

  • Ireland’s Paul Dunne takes his ranking to 45th, a move of nine places, while America’s Charlie Danielson rises 16 spots to 48th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Nurski makes the biggest improvement with a jump of 1,630 places to world number 2,354 after reaching the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship final.
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