The Women

Lee moves to world number one

  • The World Amateur Golf RankingTM has a new number one. American Andrea Lee becomes the world’s highest ranked woman after swapping places with France’s Celine Boutier. 
  • Sweden’s Linnea Strom moves up one place to world number three. 
  • Spain’s Noemi Jimenez Martin drops one spot to number four, while Australia’s Shelly Shin rounds out the top five with a move of four places this week.

Performances of the week

Mao wins, breaks into top 80

  • Briana Mao of the United States breaks into the top 80 with victory in the Bryan National Collegiate. 
  • The University of Virginia student was the only player to match par for 54 holes with rounds of 70, 74 and 72 for a 216 total and a one-shot victory. 
  • She climbs 72 places to 78th.

Brooks wins on AJGA circuit

  • Sierra Brooks of the United States returned a closing 3-under-par 67 to win the American Junior Golf Association’s TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Justin Rose. 
  • Brooks, who has verbally committed to play college golf for Wake Forest, compiled a 2-under-par total of 208 to win by four shots. 
  • She rises 34 places to 87th.

Acosta wins Intercollegiate

  • Delfina Acosta of Argentina climbs 198 rankings this week to 258th after overcoming a strong field to win the Intercollegiate. 
  • Acosta, who plays golf for the University of Miami, won by four shots with a 10-under-par total of 206. 

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in the world top 20, while France’s Manon Gidali is the only player to breach this week’s top 50. She moves nine rankings to 45th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • That honour belongs to Hannah Ward of the United States, who climbs 585 places to world number 1,853.

The Men

Rahm-Rodriguez continues winning ways

  • John Rahm-Rodriguez celebrated his coronation as the leading player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, the Spaniard’s second successive victory. 
  • The Arizona State player took over the world number one spot last week after winning the Duck Invitational.
  • Rounds of 65, 64 and 66 gave Rahm-Rodriguez a 15-under-par total of 195 and a one-shot victory over teammate Maximilian Rottluff. 
  • It is Rodriguez’s third win of the season.

McCoy rises to world number three

  • Lee McCoy of the United States shared the spoils in the Seahawk Intercollegiate along with Adam Ball, and moves four rankings to world number three behind Rahm-Rodriguez and world number two Oliver Schniederjans. 
  • Ball improves 58 spots to 172nd.

Limbhasut wins Aggie Invitational

  • KK Limbhasut of Thailand breaks into this week’s top 70 with victory in the Aggie Invitational. 
  • The University of California student climbs 22 places to 61st.

Top 20 movers

  • American Brian Campbell and Bradley Neil (pictured right) of Scotland move into this week’s top 20. 
  • Campbell jumps seven places to 15th
  • Neil, who won last year’s Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush, rises four places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Germany’s Maximilian Rottluff makes the biggest move into the top 50. 
  • He climbs 15 spots to 39th after finishing second in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. 
  • Three Americans join Rottluff. Benjamin Griffin jumps 12 rankings to 46th. Scott Harvey improves six places to 47th, while Hank Lebioda is 14 rankings higher in 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Kerry Sweeney, a student at Eastern Florida State College, makes the week’s biggest improvement, jumping 1,890 rankings to world number 3,272 after winning the Buccaneer Invitational.
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