The Men

Performances of the week

Scheffler wins, breaks into top 20

  • American Scottie Scheffler breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20 thanks to victory in the Annual Western Intercollegiate. The University of Texas player returned scores of 66, 68 and 67 for a 9-under-par 201 total and a three-shot victory over compatriot Shotaro Ban, a student at the University of California. Scheffler rises six spots to 19th, while Ban breaks into the top 100 with an improvement of 57 spots to 94th.

Caron and Johnson share Koch title

  • Rowin Caron and Michael C Johnson shared victory in the Gary Koch Invitational after compiling 6-under-par totals of 208. It was Johnson’s second victory in his past four tournaments, and takes the Auburn student 44 rankings to 151st. Florida State player Caron climbs 17 places to 81st.

Fernandez saves best for last

  • American Casey Fernandez saved his best for last to win the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship. The University of Southern Mississippi player returned a closing 6-under-par 66 for an 11-under-par total of 205 to win by one shot. He jumps 150 places to 189th.

Top 20 movers

  • Scheffler is the only player to break into this week’s top 20. 

Top 50 movers

  • Zach Seabolt of the United States is one of three players to break into the top 50 with a rise of six spots to 45th. Polish amateur Adrian Meronk, joint leading qualifier of the 2013 Amateur Championship, improves three places to 49th. Byron Meth, who missed the cut in the Masters, moves to 50th after a climb of eight rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Australia’s Joshua Armstrong is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,586 places to world number 3,725 after finishing fourth in the Australian Boys' Amateur Championship.

The Women

Performances of the week

Iturrios soars up world order

  • Nuria IturriosNuria Iturrios soars up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to solidify her status as Spain’s second best amateur behind world number six Noemi Jimenez Martin. Victory in the Internationaux de France U21 – Trophee Esmond sees Iturrios join Jimenez Martin in the top 10 with a rise of 24 places to eighth. Iturrios defeated Agathe Laisne of France 4&2. Laisne moves 83 places to 122nd.

Strauss and Vaughn share PING ASU Invitational

  • Bertine Strauss of South Africa and American Monica Vaughn shared victory in the PING ASU Invitational after finishing tied on 6-under-par totals of 210. Arizona State player Vaughn breaks into the world top 50 with a 20-place improvement to 44th. Strauss, who plays for the University of Texas, rises 31 spots to 61st.

Kim takes Dallas title

  • American August Kim climbs 70 places to world number 102 after winning the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational. The Purdue player defeated Thailand’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, a University of Kansas student, at the second playoff hole. Kawinpakorn jumps 39 places to 71st.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players, but Northern Ireland’s Leona Maguire joins Vaughn in the top 50 with a 63-place improvement to 31st after finishing third in the PING ASU Invitational.

Top 100 movers

  • Five players join Kawinpakorn in the top 100. Spain’s Ana Pelaez rises 79 spots to 76th. Charlotte Jaengkit of Thailand moves 47 places to 77th. Dutch amateur Dewi Weber improves six rankings to 98th. Budsabakorn Sukapan of Thailand goes to 99th from 123rd, while Swiss golfer Albane Valenzuela takes 100th spot with a seven-place rise.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Kendall Griffin takes that honour with a move of 653 rankings to world number 1,730.
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