Performances of Week
Choi’s power move
- Sandy Choi of South Korea climbs up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM with victory in the Powerade Cougar Classic, her first collegiate title.
- The Seoul, South Korea native recorded an eagle and two birdies over her final five holes in a closing 68 for an 11-under-par score of 205 to win by a stroke over three players.
- Choi moves 182 places to world number 96.
Finkelstein lays down the law
- American Dana Finkelstein takes her place in this week’s top 30 thanks to winning the Branch Law Firm-Dick McGuire. She jumps 19 rankings to 26th after scores of 68, 72 and 70 gave her a 9-under-par total of 210.
Hahn wins Mason Rudolph
- Vanderbilt University student Jennifer Hahn finished with a 5-under-par score of 211 to win the Mason Rudolph Championship by three strokes. The third year student finished ahead of teammate Cindy Ha and Spain’s Clara Baena, a student at Auburn.
- Baena improves 127 spots to 300, while Ha moves to 141st after a rise of 108 places.
Top 20 movers
- China’s Doris Chen and Annabel Dimmock of England rise two rankings this week. Chen goes to 19th, while Dimmock becomes world number 20.
Top 50 movers
- Ssu-Chia Cheng of Taipei and American Lori Beth Adams join Hahn in the top 50. Cheng climbs six spots to 46th, while Adams becomes world number 50 after a rise of one spot.
Maguire twins vie for biggest ranking rise
- The Maguire twins of Northern Ireland battled for biggest ranking rise this week. Leona placed 15th in the Powerade Cougar Classic and jumps 759 places to 1,835th, while Lisa was fifteenth to improve 641 rankings to 1,929th.
Performances of the week
Campbell emerges leader of the pack
- Brian Campbell of the United States moves to world number six on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Wolf Run Intercollegiate by three shots over University of Illinois teammate Charlie Danielson. Campbell returned scores of 70, 69 and 70 for a 4-under-par total of 209, and an improvement of four rankings.
- Danielson led going into the final round but slipped to second with a 3-over-par 74. His consolation is a climb of 17 places to 31st.
McCoy wins, breaks into top 15
- Lee McCoy rises 11 places on this week’s ranking thanks to victory in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup.
- The University of Georgia player compiled rounds of 67, 69 and 69 for a 54-hole total of 205 and a one-shot victory over Will Starke of the University of South Carolina. McCoy’s second college victory takes him to world number 14. Starke climbs 36 rankings to 139th.
Third Icelandic Duke of York winner
- Gisli Sveinbergsson became the third Icelandic winner of the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy with a five-shot victory at Royal Aberdeen. Sveinbergsson returned scores of 69 and 68 for a 5-under-par total of 137 as heavy fog reduced the event to 36 holes.
- The Icelandic player improves nine places this week to 129th.
Top 20 movers
- McCoy is the only player this week to breach the top 20.
Top 50 movers
- England’s Toby Tree moves into the top 50 with a rise of three places to 48th. South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout goes to 49th after also climbing three spots.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Japan’s Toshiumi Kushioka soars 2,017 rankings to world number 3,617 to be this week’s most improved player.