The Women

Performances of the week

Shin breaks into world top 10

  • Shelly Shin moves inside the top 10 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with an emphatic victory over Elizabeth Elmassian in the Australian Amateur Championship.
  • Shin lost the opening hole of the scheduled 36-hole match. She squared the match at the second and was never behind after that. She ended the first 18 holes two-up and eventually won 8&7.
  • Already Australian’s top woman amateur before the championship, Shin solidifies that status. She moves six places to world number eight. Elmassian moves inside the world top 80, jumping 110 rankings to 78th.

Garcia wins South American Amateur

  • Paraguay’s Sofia Garcia is the pride of South America after winning the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur (the South American Amateur Championship).
  • The 16-year-old compiled scores of 79, 76, 66 and 73 for a 6-over-par total of 294 and a one-shot victory over four players. She climbs 174 rankings to world number 431.

Top 20 movers

  • Americans Kyung Kim and Emma Talley are the only players to break into this week’s top 20. Both climb two places, Kim to 19th and Talley to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • So-Young Lee of Korea and Spain’s Celia Barquin Arozamena move into this week’s top 50. Lee rises 15 rankings to 41st, while Arozamena jumps 10 spots to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • South Africa’s Bertine Strauss and Regina Plasencia of Mexico join Elmassian in the top 100. Strauss improves 18 places to 93rd, while Plasencia rises one spot to 100th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Taipei’s Yu-Sang Hou makes this week’s biggest improvement with a rise of 805 rankings to world number 1,474 thanks to winning the Tasmanian Junior Masters.

The Men

Performances of the week

Davis wins Australian Amateur

  • Cameron Davis climbs inside the top 60 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM following victory in the Australian Amateur Championship at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney.
  • Davis defeated New Zealand’s Tyler Hodge at the first playoff hole after the pair finished all-square after 36 holes. Davis was at one point four down to the left-hander and was never ahead in the match until the 31st hole. A birdie at the first extra hole gave the Sydney amateur the title.
  • An improvement of 62 places to world number 58 is Davis’s reward. Hodge jumps 223 spots to 148th.

Harvey powers through in Peru

  • Scott Harvey of the United States won the 10th edition of the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur (the South American Amateur Championship) at Lima Golf Club in Peru. Scores of 66, 70, 70 and 73 gave the 36-year-old a 9-under-par total of 279 and a two-shot victory.
  • Harvey, the reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, improves 19 places to 56th.

Top 20 movers

  • Cheng-tsung Pan of Taipei is the only player this week to break into the world top 20. He improves one place to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Scotland’s Jamie Savage and Jack Hume of Ireland move inside the world top 50 in the same week they were named to the 20-man Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup squad. Savage jumps six places to 46th, while Hume rises one spot to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Davis is the only player to breach the world top 100 with his Australian Amateur win.
  • Biggest ranking improvement
  • Peruvian Patricio Alzamora is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 2,013 rankings to world number 3,292 after finishing joint second in the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur. 
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