The Men

Performances of the week

Kinhult becomes world number two

  • Marcus Kinhult moves four places to second on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM with victory in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. The Swede was the only player in the elite under-18 field to break par in every round. Scores of 69, 71 and 69 gave him a 7-under-par 209. Kinhult becomes the tournament’s first non-American winner.

Triumphant trio in ACC Championship

  • Three players shared the spoils in the ACC Championship. France’s Robin Sciot-Siegris and Americans Anders Albertson and Trevor Cone were declared co-winners after tying on 11-under-par 205. Sciot-Siegris rises 29 places to 43rd. Cone climbs 29 spots to 74th, while Albertson goes to 84th from last week’s position of 102nd.

Two way tie in Big Ten

  • Americans Carson Schaake and Nick Hardy shared victory in the Big Ten Championship after finishing on 4-under-par 284. Hardy breaks into the world top 100 with a move of 43 places to 95th. Schaake jumps 144 rankings to world number 294.

Top 20 movers

  • Australian Lucas Herbert and Kyle Jones of the United States break into the top 20. Herbert becomes 19th after a rise of two places, while Jones takes 20th with a move of seven rankings.

Top 50 movers

  • Four Americans and one Polish amateur join Sciot-Siegris in the top 50. Adrian Meronk joins the Americans, edging up two places to 49th. John Oda climbs 17 spots to 45th. Walker Cup player Jordan Niebrugge goes to 45th from 52nd. An 11 rank rise sees Jonathan Garrick move to 49th. Tom Lovelady becomes world number 50 from 65th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Zambia’s Aaron Simfukwe makes the biggest improvement, upping his status 1,577 places to world number 3,903.

The Women

Performances of the week

Inglis tops elite Pac-12 field

  • American Caroline Inglis takes top honours this week after overcoming an elite field to win the Pac-12 Championship. The University of Oregon student recorded scores of 67, 72 and 67 for a 54-total of 206, 7-under-par. She won by two shots over England’s Bronte Law and Lindsey Weaver of the United States.
  • Inglis breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 25 with a jump of 32 rankings to 22nd. Law rises seven places to world number three. Weaver improves five spots to 55th.

MacLaren becomes England’s number two

  • Meghan MacLaren becomes England’s second best player after winning the C-USA Championship. The Florida International University player returned a closing 7-under-par 65 for a 9-under-par total of 206 to set the record for the lowest 54-hole total in FIU history. It’s MacLaren’s fourth victory of the 2014/15 season, and seventh in college golf. She improves 18 places to world number 26.

Luque breaks into top 25

  • Maria Parra Luque won the Campeonato Absoluto C Valenciana and breaks into the top 25 with a rise of 20 places to 25th. She is now Spain’s second highest ranked player behind Noemi Jimenez Martin.

Mehaffey wins Helen Holm

  • Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey jumps 39 rankings to 238th after winning the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship.

Top 20 movers

  • Olivia Cowan of Germany is the only new top 20 player this week. She rises three places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • American Kendall Martindale joins Inglis in the world top 50 by rising two spots to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam makes the biggest rise with a move of 569 places to world number 1,800 after finishing third in the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship.
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