The Women

Performances of the week

Mehaffey continues winning streak

  • Hannah O'SullivanOlivia Mehaffey just can’t stop winning. The Northern Ireland teenager added the Welsh Ladies’ Open Stroke Play title to the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship she won last week. It’s three straight wins for the Banbridge native. Mehaffey kicked off her winning streak with victory in the Irish Girls’ Under-18 Stroke Play Championship.
  • Scores of 73, 73 and 75 at Southerndown helped the Royal County Down member to a 5-over-par total of 221, and a one-shot victory over England’s Olivia Winning. 
  • Mehaffey, who will play college golf next year for Arizona State, climbs 95 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 143rd. Winning jumps 301 spots to 556th.

Rosso wins Italian Stroke Play

  • Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso of Italy climbs 47 rankings this week to 122nd after winning the Italian Ladies’ Stroke Play Championship.

Telfer stands tall in South Africa

  • South African Kaleigh Telfer won the Free State & Northern Cape Championship by five shots after scores of 67, 72 and 72 gave her a 5-under-par 210. She advances 54 places to 607th.

Prior excels at Fairhaven

  • England international Lizzie Prior won the rain shortened Fairhaven Trophy. Prior led wire-to-wire, taking the title by three shots with a 54-hole total of 220. She improves 200 places to 826th.

Top 20 movers

  • American Hannah O’Sullivan is the only new top 20 player with a rise of one place to 20th.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new top 50 players, while Spain’s Natalia Escuriola Martinez is the only player to break into the top 100. She rises 26 rankings to 78th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Laura Spanevello of Italy takes that honour with jump of 478 rankings to world number 1,730.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Kinhult closes gap on Rahm-Rodriguez

    • Marcus Kinhult closes the gap at the top of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the prestigious Lytham Trophy, his second victory in as many weeks.
    • The 18-year-old Swede handled the trying conditions best with scores of 68, 69, 71 and 72 over the 11-time Open Championship venue for a level par 280 to win by eight shots. The victory follows the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
    • Kinhult solidifies his status as world number two, and draws closer to world number one John Rahm-Rodriguez.

    McNealy becomes world number three

    • American Maverick McNealy advances five places to world number three after an emphatic victory in the Pac-12 Championships. The Stanford student won by 10 shots. Scores of 65, 68, 68 and a 9-under-par 61 gave McNealy a record setting total of 262, 18-under-par.

    Scheffler breaks into top 20

    • American Scottie Scheffler won the Big 12 Championship and moves into the top 20. The University of Texas student compiled a level par 280 to win by two shots. He advances nine rankings to 14th.

    Top 20 movers

    • Belgium’s Thomas Detry and American Denny McCarthy join Scheffler in the top 20. Detry improves four spots to 18th, while McCarthy takes 20th with a rise of one ranking.

    Top 50 movers

    • Northern Ireland amateur Cormac Sharvin is one of four new top 50 players. Joint second place in the Lytham Trophy takes Sharvin 22 places to 41st. American Aaron Wise advances 29 places to 43rd. Cheng Jin of China jumps nine spots to 46th, while New Zealand’s Joshua Munn rises 15 rankings to 47th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • South African Hugo Delport is the most improved player, rising 1,472 rankings to world number 4,405.
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