The Men

Performances of the week

NeSmith is pick of the Players

  • Matthew NeSmith makes a significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to winning The Players Amateur. The South Carolina native took the crown in his home state with a closing 6-under-par 65 around Berkeley Hall’s North Course in Bluffton, South Carolina. It gave him a 13-under-par total of 274, and a one-shot victory over Chase Koepka.
  • NeSmith rises 34 places this week to world number 24. Koepka, younger brother of tour professional Brooks, improves his status 41 rankings to break into the world top 80 at 77th.

Morikawa wins Trans-Mississippi

  • American Colin Morikawa climbs 277 spots this week to 86th after an emphatic victory in the Trans-Mississippi Championship in Flint Hills Golf Club in Andover, Kansas. Morikawa began with an opening level par 70, but added three consecutive rounds of 64, 6-under-par, for an 18-under-par total of 262. It gave him a seven-shot victory over Philip Barbaree, who rises 23 places to 63rd

Top 20 movers

  • Amateur Champion Romain Langasque of France prepares for this week’s Open Championship over the Old Course by moving into the world top 20. Langasque, who won the Amateur Championship at Carnoustie last month, rises four rankings to become the world’s 20th best player.

Top 50 movers

  • Four fellow Americans join NeSmith in this week’s top 50. Davis Riley moves up 35 rankings to 32nd. Shotaro Ban improves 21 spots to 34th. Gabriel Lench climbs 9 places to 43rd. Finally, Aaron Wise rises four spots to 47th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Canada’s Mike Landry is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,351 places to world number 4,297.

The Women

Performances of the week

Szeryk’s Ontario overture

  • Hannah O'SullivanMaddie Szeryk breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 40 by winning the Ontario Women's Amateur Championship at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, in Union, Ontario. Szeryk, who holds dual Canadian and American citizenship, trailed by two shots entering the final round. However, she returned a 4-under-par 68 to win on the championship’s 100th anniversary. Her 7-under-par total of 281 gave her a three-shot victory. She rises three places to 39th.

Park’s Double delight

  • South African Carrie Park moves 102 rankings to 142nd after doing the double in the Gauteng North Championship at Zwartkop Country Club. She won the stroke play by two shots, and added the match play title by defeating Lejan Lewthwaite at the 20th hole.

Hamilton conquers Pacific Northwest

  • Brooke Hamilton of New Zealand improves her world status by 111 spots with victory in the Pacific Northwest Amateur in Eagle, Idaho. Hamilton, from Auckland, sank an eight-foot birdie putt to win the 36th hole and defeat Alivia Brown of the United States by one hole. Hamilton moves to world number 455 as a result.

Top 20 movers

  • Megan Khang of the United States is the only player to break into the top 20. She rises 12 places to 17th.

Top 50 movers

  • American Lauren Kim is the only new entry into the top 50, edging up one spot to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Two players break into the top 100. AJ Newell of the United States rises 16 rankings to 91st, while Spain’s Fatima Fernandez Cano improves 17 spots to 100th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Colombia’s Cynthia Diaz is this week’s most improved player with jump of 803 rankings to world number 1,700 after winning the Abierto de Golf Ciudad de Bucaramanga.
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