The Men

Performances of the week

Pan breaks into world top 10

  • Taipei’s Cheng-tsung Pan climbs 11 rankings to ninth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after recording his fifth college golf win.
  • The University of Washington player birdied the final two holes in a closing 69 to win the Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii.
  • Pan, in his final college season, returned a 17-under-par 199 to win by two shots from Brandon McIver of Oregon and Scottie Scheffler of Texas.
  • Scheffler jumps five places to 24th, while McIver improves 16 spots to 107th.

Howard improves Walker Cup chances

  • Paul Howard improved his chances of making this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team with victory in the New South Wales Amateur Championship. The England international defeated David Micheluzzi at the 37th hole.
  • Howard, already a member of the GB&I Walker Cup squad, was one down after 34 holes, but drove the green at the 25th to draw level. Two subsequent pars gave him the title.
  • The 18-year-old from Southport breaks inside the top 50, moving 23 places to 48th. Micheluzzi, also 18, jumps 181 spots to 419th.

Coussaud makes South African history

  • Ugo Coussaud breaks into the world top 100 after making history in the South African Stroke Play Championship. He became the first French player to win the title after posting a 15-under-par 273 for a three-shot victory.
  • The 22-year-old climbs 68 places to 93rd.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in the top 20, but American Maverick McNealy joins Howard in the top 50 with a rise of 22 places to 29th. Fellow American Roman Robledo improves two places to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Australia’s Andrew Tharle takes that honour with a jump of 1,572 places to 3,294.

The Women

Performances of the week

Luque wins Copa Andalucía

  • Maria Parra Luque of Spain is this week’s headline act after breaking inside the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a four-shot victory in the Copa Andalucía in Southern Spain.
  • Scores of 68, 70 and 76 at Real Club de Golf de Sevilla gave Luque a 214 total, good enough for a four-shot win over Natalia Escuriola Martinez.
  • Luque climbs 42 rankings to 96th. She is now the world’s fifth highest ranked Spanish player. Martinez becomes the seventh best Spaniard with an improvement of 21 rankings to 124th.
  • Noemi Jimenez Martin (Pictured) is Spain’s best woman amateur at world number four.

Bin adds to Korean win tally

  • Korea’s Eun-bin Lim becomes the latest in a long line of Korean amateur winners with victory in the New South Wales Amateur Championship.
  • Lim defeated compatriot Eun-jeong Seong 2&1 even though Seong was ranked 443 places above her. Her reward is a jump of 201 rankings to 251st. She is now the world’s fifth highest ranked Korean.
  • Seong strengthens her grip on the world number nine spot. She is the world’s highest ranked Korean.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, but two players move inside the top 50 thanks to rises of two spots. Spain’s Celia Barquin Arozamena moves to 49th, while Marissa Chow of the United States goes to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Hayley Bettencourt of Australia joins Luque in the world top 100 with a rise of nine places to 92nd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Olivia Kline of Australia is this week’s most improved player. The recent SA Junior Masters winner jumps 514 places to world number 1,634.
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