The Men

Performances of the week

McNealy joins top 15Maverick McNealy

  • Maverick McNealy moves into the top 15 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, California.
  • The Stanford player took the title with an 8-under-par 64 in the final round after previous scores of 68 and 69. It gave McNealy a 15-under-par total of 201, and a four-shot victory. He rises 15 places to 13th as a result.

Galiano tops European tree

  • Mario Galiano of Spain strengthened his grasp on the world number three ranking by taking the individual title in the European Nations Cup. Rounds of 74, 70, 71 and 72 gave the Spaniard a 72-hole total of 287 and an eight shot victory.  

Lench claims first AJGA title

  • Gabriel Lench won the American Junior Golf Association’s CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods and joins the world top 40.
  • Lench claimed his first AJGA title by three shots with a 10-under-par total of 206 over the Fazio Course at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. He climbs 23 rankings to 38th.

Sordet becomes French number one

  • Clement Sordet is France’s highest ranked player after winning the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate. The Texas Tech player won by four shots with a 54-hole total of 205, 11-under-par.
  • Sordet rises 31 rankings to 44th to relegate Julian Brun to number two status. Brun slips 12 places this week to 53rd.

Top 20 movers

  • American Xander Schauffele joins McNealy in the top 20, climbing six places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Australian Cameron Davis moves into the top 50 with Lench and Sordet with a rise of three spots to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Brandon Bauman makes the biggest improvement. He jumps 1,315 places to world number 3,321

The Women

Performances of the week

Yin dominates ANNIKA Invitational Angel Yin

  • Angel Yin of the United States jumps into the top 20 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the ANNIKA Invitational in record fashion.
  • The 16-year-old took the title by eight shots with scores of 70, 68 and 66 over the Tom Watson course at the Reunion Resort in Florida. Her 12-under-par 204 total bettered Bethany Wu’s 206 in 2013.
  • Yin, who made only one bogey in winning her first American Junior Golf Association tournament, moves 19 places up the world order to 12th.

Chayanun reigns in Puerto Rico

  • Chonlada Chayanun of Thailand breaks into the world top 60 with a five-shot victory in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. The Iowa State player fashioned rounds of 66, 69 and 74 for a 7-under-par total of 209. She climbs 66 places to 55th.

Weber excels in Nations Cup

  • Dewi Weber of The Netherlands was top individual at the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain. She moves 51 rankings to 113th.

Top 20 movers

  • Laura Stephenson and Emma Talley of the United States join Yin in the top 20. Stephenson rises four places to 17th, while Talley improves five spots to 18th.

Top 50 movers

  • Nelly Korda of the United States jumps 36 places to 34th, while Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom climbs five places to 46th.

Top 100 movers

  • Americans Elizabeth Wang and Elise Bradley enter the top 100 along with Chayanun. Wang rises 37 spots to 88th, while Bradley improves 27 rankings to 97th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Momoka Kobori of New Zealand is this week’s most improved player. Victory in the South Island Stroke Play Championship moves her 679 rankings to world number 1,802. 
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