The Women

Maguire reaches world number one milestone

  • Leona Maguire celebrates her 30th week as the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
  • The Northern Irish player, a student at Duke University, took over the world number one spot in May after she won the NCAA South Bend Regional.
  • The Curtis Cup player replaced Alison Lee at the top of the ranking. She hasn’t looked back since.

Performances of the week

Samu crowned KwaZulu-Natal princess

  • South African Ivanna Samu rises 16 places on this week’s ranking to world number 75 after winning the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship at Selborne Park Golf Club.
  • Samu is the world’s third highest ranked South African behind world number 49 Bertine Strauss, and 60th ranked Carrie Park.

Damian eases to TSM Challenge win

  • Nur Durriyah Damian of Malaysia earned an easy victory in the TSM Challenge in her homeland. 
  • Scores of 74, 76, 67 and 70 gave the 20-year-old an eight-shot victory over Natasha Andrea Oon. 
  • Damian rises 73 rankings this week to 465th.

Top 20 movers

  • France’s Celine Boutier is the only new player in the top 20. 
  • She edges up one place to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Chakansim Chambord of Thailand is the only new face in the top 50, with a move of one spot to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Three players break into the top 100 with identical rises of three places. 
  • Australia’s Hayley Bettencourt moves to 98th, Elise Bradley of the United States advances to 99th, while fellow American Talia Campbell becomes the 100th best amateur.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • That honour goes to Malaysian Natasha Andrea Oon with a rise of 608 rankings to world number 1,851 for finishing runner up in the TSM Challenge.

    The Men

    Detry joins top 10

    • Thomas DetryBelgium’s Thomas Detry joins the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 this week. 
    • Detry, who is in his final year at the University of Illinois, moves up one place to become the world’s 10th best amateur. 
    • The 22-year-old two-time Palmer Cup player has collected a string of honours this season in college golf, including 2015 Big Ten Golfer of the Year and 2015 Les Bolstad Award Winner.

    Performances of the week

    Green follows in brother’s footsteps

    • Malaysian Galven Kendall Green followed in elder brother Gavin Kyle’s footsteps when he won the TSM Challenge for the second year in a row. 
    • The 15-year-old ran out a four-shot winner after scores of 66, 78, 69 and 71 gave him a 4-under-par 284 total. 
    • He becomes only the second player after his brother to successfully defend the title. He has a long way to go to match his brother’s world status. 
    • Gavin, now a professional, reached the world top 20. Galven is currently ranked world number 1,096.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Davis Riley of the United States is the only player to join the top 50. He edges up one place to become the world’s 50th best player.

    Top 100 movers

    • Four players move into the top 100. 
    • American Tyler McDaniel rises five places to 96th
    • Welshman David Boote makes a similar improvement to advance to 97th
    • Davis Shore of the United States and Austrian Lukas Lipold make identical rises of four rankings to become the 99th and 100th ranked players respectively.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • India’s Yuvraj Sandhu is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,820 places to world number 3,540.
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