The Women

Performances of the week

Maguire becomes world number two

  • Leona Maguire moves to second on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with victory in the ACC Championship. The Northern Ireland golfer defeated Briana Mao in a playoff after they had tied on 10-under-par 206.
  • Maguire, a Duke University student, climbs 29 places with only American Andrea Lee denying her number one status. Mao improves nine places to 72nd.

Fabrizio wins SEC Championship

  • Bianca Fabrizio of Italy more than halves her world ranking with an impressive victory in the SEC Championship. The Texas A&M student was the only player to break par in each round in compiling a 9-under-par 207. She defeated teammate Maddie Szeryk by two shots. Fabrizio rises 119 rankings to 115th, while Canadian Szeryk moves into the top 50 with a jump of 26 places to 34th.

Gutierrez takes gold at Silverado

  • Peruvian amateur Lucia Gutierrez breaks into the top 80 after winning the Silverado Showdown by three shots. The University of California player moves to 77th from 131st.

Doyon bosses Lady Buckeye

  • Canada’s Josee Doyon was the only player to shoot par or better in winning the Lady Buckeye Invitational by three shots. The Kent State University student breaks into the top 100 with a rise of 53 places to 92nd.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players. However, three players join Szeryk in the top 50. Marissa Chow of the United States improves seven places to 47th. Chieh Jessica Peng of Taipei moves four spots to 48th, while Manon Gidali of France takes the 50th spot with a one spot rise.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Spain’s Laura Martin-Portugues Alarcon is the most improved player of the week with a jump of 591 rankings to world number 1,938.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Nesmith dominates SEC Championship

    • Matthew NeSmith of the United States makes a big move on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after an emphatic win in the SEC Championship. The University of South Carolina player bettered a strong field with a six-shot victory.
    • NeSmith opened with scores of 65 and 64 before adding a closing 3-under-par 67 for a 14-under-196. He moves 77 rankings this week to 90th.

    Garcia cruises to Terra Cotta win

    • Jorge Garcia moves into the top 30 this week after victory in the Terra Cotta Invitational. The Venezuelan opened with an 8-under-par 64 and went on to win by 11 shots with a 14-under-par 202. He climbs 10 places to 24th.

    Detry and Danielson share Boilermaker

    • Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Charlie Danielson shared victory in the Boilermaker Invitational after tying on 10-under-par 206. The University of Illinois teammates both improve nine places on this week’s ranking. Detry moves to 22nd, while Danielson slips in behind him at 23rd.

    American Davis Womble rises 97 places this week to 228th after winning the Yale Spring Invitational.

    Womble achieves highest Yale grad

    •  American Davis Womble rises 97 places this week to 228th after winning the Yale Spring Invitational.

    Top 20 movers

    • Denny McCarthy of the United States is the only player to break into this week’s top 20 by edging up one spot to 20th

    Top 50 movers

    • Three players move into the top 50. American Davis Riley climbs 25 places to 42nd. Ivan Cantero Gutierrez of Spain moves 26 spots to 49th, while Frenchman Julien Brun takes the world number 50 spot with a one rank rise.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • England Tom Robson makes the biggest move this week. He soars 1,591 places to world number 3,896.
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