The Men

Performances of the week

Hossler moves into top five

  • Beau HosslerAmerican Beau Hossler moves to fifth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to his first college victory. The University of Texas student won the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational by five shots after compiling a 54-hole total of 212, 4-under-par.
  • Hossler, who built his victory on a second round 6-under-par 66, rises seven places on this week’s ranking.

Dutch delight in Spain

  • Jeroen Krietemeijer of The Netherlands upset the formbook by winning the Spanish Amateur. Krietemeijer arrived in Jerez ranked 225th in the world but defeated highly regarded Irishman Gary Hurley by one hole in the final. 
  • Krietemeijer breaks into the top 50, climbing 178 places to 47th. Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup squad member Hurley advances 23 spots to 42nd.

Seabolt wins Jones Invitational in playoff

  • American Zach Seabolt earned his third college win with a playoff victory in the Jones Sports Invitational. The Winthrop University student defeated Southern California player Sean Crocker at the second extra hole.
  • Seabolt breaks into the top 100, moving 26 rankings to 79th. Crocker rises 40 places to 101st.

Top 20 movers

  • England’s Ashley Chesters breaks into the top 20 after reaching the semi-finals of the Spanish Amateur. He rises eight places to 16th.

Top 50 movers

  • Krietemeijer and Hurley are the only two new faces in the top 50.

Top 100 movers

  • Americans Billy Kennerly, Cody Blick and Michael Gellerman join Seabolt in the top 100. Kennerly climbs 17 places to 89th. Blick rises 12 spots to 92nd, while Gellerman advances eight rankings to 93rd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Dru Love jumps 1,442 rankings to world number 1,361 after sharing victory with Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent in the Puerto Rico Classic.

The Women

Performances of the week

Cowan reigns in Spain

  • Olivia CowanGermany’s Olivia Cowan breaks into the top 40 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after recording an Iberian double with victory in the Spanish Ladies’ Amateur Championship. The win comes on the heels of winning the Portuguese Ladies’ Amateur.
  • Cowan defeated Sweden’s Linnea Strom 2&1 in the final and climbs 35 places this week to 39th. Strom is the world’s fourth best woman amateur.

Playoff win moves Navarro into top 10

  • Mexico’s Marijosse Navarro moves to world number 10 after winning a playoff in the UC Irvine Invitational. The Texas A&M student defeated Gabriella Then of the University of Southern California after the pair finished on 5-under-par totals of 211.
  • Navarro rises 10 places to world number 10. Then breaks into the top 100 by climbing 45 spots to 99th.

MacLaren wins fifth college event

  • England’s Meghan MacLaren ran out an eight-shot winner of the JU Amelia Island Collegiate to record her fifth win in college golf. Rounds of 64 and 69 put MacLaren at 11-under after 36 holes. The Florida International student held an eight-shot lead when heavy rain wiped out the final round.
  • The Wellingborough, England native breaks into this week’s top 50 with a rise of 13 places to 49th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, but three players join Cowan and MacLaren in the top 50. Hannah Green of Australia rises 15 places to 36th. England’s Alice Hewson improves 11 spots to 43rd, while Mathilda Cappeliez of France climbs seven rankings to 45th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Fanny Johansson of Sweden is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 488 rankings to world number 2,258 after finishing 17th in the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational.
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