The Men

Performances of the week

U.S. Amateur win takes De Chambeau into world top five

  • Newly crowned U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top five courtesy of his emphatic victory at Olympia Fields Country Club. DeChambeau defeated Derek Bard 7&6 to join a select group.
  • The Southern Methodist University student becomes just the fifth player to win both the U.S. Amateur and NCAA Championships in the same year. Only Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore had managed that unique double before DeChambeau.
  • The 21-year-old from Clovis, California moves two places this week to fifth. Bard breaks into the top 25 with an improvement of 27 places to 24th.
  • Beaten semi-finalists Sean Crocker and Kenta Konishi also make considerable improvements this week, especially Konishi. The Japanese amateur climbs 593 rankings to 39th. Crocker rises 26 spots to 38th.

Rozner wins French Amateur

  • Frenchman Antoine Rozner breaks into the world top 60 after winning the Championnat de France – Coupe Ganay in his homeland. Rozner defeated Dimitry Mary 6&5 and improves 15 spots to 58th.

Austrian joy in Finland

  • Austria’s Lukas Lipold improves his world status by 24 places by winning the Finnish Amateur Championship. Lipold moves to world number 111.

Top 20 movers

  • American Matthew NeSmith is the only new face in the world top 20, with a rise of four places to 17th.

Top 50 movers

  • Bard, Crocker and Konishi are the only players to break into the world top 50 thanks to their U.S. Amateur performances.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • France’s Dimitry Mary is the week’s most improved player. He rises 1,609 places to world number 2,660 after reaching the final of the Championnat de France.

The Women

Performances of the week

Ashok makes history in Ladies’ British Amateur

  • Aditi Ashok climbs into the top 40 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after making history in the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The 17-year-old is the first Indian to win the title.
  • Scores of 71, 73, 70 and 71 at Moortown Golf Club in Leeds gave the girl from Bangalore an 11-under-par total of 285. She won by five shots from Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey.
  • Ashok, who won the St Rule Trophy earlier this summer, rises 17 places to become the world’s 35th best amateur. Mehaffey breaks into the top 20 with a jump of 15 rankings to 19th.

Lee wins Song Am Cup

  • Korea’s Gayoung Lee climbs 429 places this week to world number 389 after winning the Song Am Cup in her homeland.

Hiruta tops Japan’s best juniors

  • Minami Hiruta is the new girls’ champion of Japan after winning the Japan Junior Championship. She improves 63 spots to world number 202.

    Top 20 movers

    • Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong joins Mehaffey in the world top 20 with a rise of two places to 20th

    Top 50 movers

    • Ashok is the only player to break into this week’s top 50.

    Top 100 movers

    • Ana Paula Valdes of Mexico and South African Carrie Park are the only two players to break into the world top 100. Both improve two spots, Valdes to 99th and Park to 100th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Korea’s Je-young Lee makes the biggest ranking improvement of the week with a climb of 598 places to world number 1,923.
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