The Men

Performances of the week

Niemann becomes Chilean number one

  • Joaquin Niemann becomes Chile’s top player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to an outstanding seven-shot victory in the Abierto Sport Francés in his homeland. Rounds of 69, 68 and 67 gave Niemann a 12-under-par 204 total to leave the rest of the field in his slipstream. Gabriel Morgan took second place on his own on 211. Niemann advances three places this week to 43rd to take over the Chilean number one spot from Claudio Correa, who drops to 46th. Morgan climbs 68 spots to world number 1,133.

Green romps to second straight win

  • Galven Kendall Green of Malaysia successfully defended his second straight tournament to move into the world top 1,000. Green ran away with the Malaysian Amateur Close Championship to add to the TSM Challenge he won the week before. Green romped home with a 14-shot victory after scores of 69, 67, 70 and 69 gave him a 13-under total of 275. Green rises 136 rankings to world number 960.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Taipei’s Chun-An Yu is the only player to break into the top 50. He climbs four places to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Australia’s Min Woo Lee moves into the world top 100 with a rise of 24 rankings to 99th after winning the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • That honour goes to Spain’s Alejandro Larrazabal with a jump of 1,524 places to world number 3,570.

The Women

Performances of the week

Superal wins third straight tournament

  • Princes Mary Superal advances up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after recording her third straight victory in less than a month. Superal, from the Philippines, won the SICC Junior Invitational Championship in Singapore to add to the Sabah International Junior Masters and the AmBank SportExcel International Junior Championship she won last month.
  • Superal birdied three of the last four holes at Singapore Island Country Club’s Bukit course in a final round 66, 5-under-par, to take the title. Her 54-hole total of 11-under-par 202 gave her a four-shot victory over Inez Beatrice Wanamarta of Indonesia. Superal moves 13 places to 177th. Wanamarta climbs 56 rankings to 328th.

Choi continues Queensland dominance

  • Robyn Choi of Australia claimed yet another Queensland tournament when she added the Queensland Girls Amateur Championship to the Katherine Kirk Classic and the Queensland Women’s Amateur title she already owns. Scores of 71, 77, 75 and 72 around Indooroopilly Golf Club’s East Course gave Choi a 1-under-par 295 total and a three-shot victory over Darcy Habgood. Choi rises 44 places to 144th. Habgood jumps 418 spots to world number 1,555.

Iwasaki takes Aaron Baddeley title

  • Minor Iwasaki of Japan jumps 424 rankings this week to world number 1,142 after winning the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • There are no new entries in the top 20, 50 or 100 of this week’s ranking. Taipei’s Hsin-Yu Lu is the most improved player with a rise of 533 places to world number 1,954.
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