The Women

Performances of the week

O’Sullivan becomes world number three

  • Hannah O'SullivanNewly crowned U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan graduates to world number three on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. O’Sullivan climbs seven places after winning her national championship at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon.
  • O’Sullivan overturned an early deficit in the morning session of the 36-hole final to defeat Sierra Brooks 3&2.
  • The Chandler, Arizona native takes her place on the world order behind number one Leona Maguire and Spain’s Maria Parra Luque. Brooks moves to world number four after a move of one place.

Nordaas soars with Girls’ British win

  • Sandra Nordaas of Norway makes a dramatic move on this week’s table after winning the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship. Nordaas defeated Spain’s Marta Perez Sanmartin 2&1 at West Kilbride Golf Club in Scotland. Nordaas is the first Norwegian winner since Marian Skarpnord in 2003.
  • The 18-year-old Oslo resident jumps 366 rankings to 156th. Sanmartin, 16, breaks into the world top 100, improving 125 places to 93rd.

Giles wins English Stroke Play

  • Victory in the English Women's Open Stroke Play Championship at St Annes Old Links takes Samantha Giles to 320th in the world, an improvement of 194 rankings. The 20-year-old from Cornwall holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the final green to defeat Rochelle Morris by a shot. Morris moves 380 places to 545th.

Top 20 movers

  • Three players break into the top 20. Nelly Korda of the United States improves four spots to 17th. France’s Mathilda Cappeliez rises 22 places to 18th after reaching the semi-finals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Finally, American Bailey Tardy improves three places to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • Australian Hannah Green becomes the world’s 49th best player with a rise of four rankings. Allison Emrey of the United States rises to 50th with an improvement of one place.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Canada’s Kim Carrington is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 638 rankings to world number 2,092 thanks to winning the Alberta Senior Ladies Championship

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Kennerly’s Canadian consistency

    • American Billy Kennerly proved a model of consistency in winning the 111th Canadian Men's Amateur Championship. His bonus is a move into the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
    • The Alpharetta, Georgia resident was the only player to break par in each of the four rounds. Scores of 68, 68, 69 and 70 gave him a 12-under-par total of 275, and a six-shot win over a trio of players.
    • Kennerly climbs 46 places on this week’s table to become the world’s 95th best player.

    Svensson makes it two in a row in Boys Amateur

    • Sweden’s Marcus Svensson became the second consecutive Swede to win the Boys Amateur Championship, following Oskar Bergqvist at Prestwick last year. The 17-year-old defeated South Africa’s Keegan De Lange 4&3 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
    • Svensson rises 104 places this week to 246th. De Lange improves 59 spots to world number 315.

      Caron breaks into world top 30

      • Dutchman Rowin Caron climbs 12 places this week to 28th after winning the Dutch Brabants Open.

        Top 50 movers

        • There are no new faces in this week’s top 20, while two players break into the top 50. American Dawson Armstrong moves five places to 49th, while Ivan Cantero Gutierrez of Spain rises three spots to 50th.

        Top 100 movers

        • Three Americans join Kennerly in the top 100. William Gordon and Scott Harvey improve their status by three rankings to share 98th place. Adam Ball climbs 15 places to 100th.

        Biggest ranking improvement

        • That honour goes to American Kyle Sterbinsky, who soars 1,497 places to world number 3,674.
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