The Womem

Performances of the week

O’Sullivan rises to world number two

  • Reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan (pictured) rises to number two on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM
  • She takes her place behind long-standing world number one Leona Maguire with rise of one place this week. 
  • Runner-up Sierra Brooks also improves her status within the world top ten, moving one spot to world number five.

Kim rises over 200 places with victory

  • Korea’s Woo-jung Kim jumps 211 rankings this week to world number 565 with victory in the Daebo Group Cup Maekyung Amateur in her homeland.

Gollety enters rankings in style

  • France’s Camille Gollety is a new entrant into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, but she does so in style.
  • Gollety takes her place at world number 1,893 after winning the Total International Juniors of Belgium tournament. 
  • Gollety defeated Switzerland’s Vanessa Knecht at the third hole of a sudden death playoff after they had tied with a score of 295, 7-over-par. 
  • Knecht’s consolation is a rise of 59 places on this week’s table to 338th.

Thomsen moves into top 150 with win

  • Puk Lyng Thomsen of Denmark breaks into the world top 150 after winning the DM slagspil event in her homeland. 
  • She jumps 47 places to world number 144.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new faces in either the top 20 or 50 this week, while American Mattie McCrary is the only player to break into the top 100 with a rise of two spots to 100th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • France’s Charlotte Lafourcade is the most improved player of the week with a rise of 611 places to world number 1,827 thanks to a 14th place finish in the International Juniors of Belgium tournament.

The Men

Performances of the week

Walker wins Waterford Trophy

  • England’s James Walker climbs 737 rankings to 508th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Waterford Trophy. 
  • Walker was the only player to break par at Sundridge Park Golf Club in Bromley, Kent. 
  • Scores of 71, 72, 70 and a closing 65 gave Walker a 2-under-par total of 278 and a two-shot victory.

Clark reigns in final SGU event

  • Scotland’s Matthew Clark won the South East District Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, the Scottish Golf Union’s final order of merit event of the season. 
  • His closing 66 gave him a 10-under-par 266, and a one-shot victory. 
  • He climbs 147 places this week to 447th as a result of his fourth career SGU order of merit win.

Rank defends Canadian Mid-Amateur

  • Canada’s Garrett Rank rises 77 places on this week’s ranking to 237th after successfully defending his Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship title.

Top 20 movers

  • Kyle Jones (pictured) of the United States edges up one spot to 20th. He’s the only player to breach the world top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Andre Tourinho of Brazil and Frenchman Robin Sciot-Siegrist break into the top 50 with identical moves of two places. 
  • Tourinho moves to 49th
  • Sciot-Siegrist, who reached the quarterfinals of this year’s Amateur Championship at Carnoustie, becomes the world’s 50th best amateur.

Top 100 movers

  • Three players break into this week’s top 100. 
  • American Collin Morikawa jumps 28 rankings to 76th
  • Jeong-Weon Ko of France rises 35 places to 93rd
  • Finally, Spain’s Adria Arnaus advances one spot to 100th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Canada’s David Stewart takes that honour this week with a move of 1,380 rankings to world number 4,040 after finishing eighth in the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

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