The Women

Performances of the week

Law becomes world number two

  • Bronte LawAn outstanding victory in the English Women's Amateur Championship takes Curtis Cup player Bronte Law to number two on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Law successfully defended the title she won last year with a runaway 16-shot victory.
  • Law took control with an opening 9-under-par 63 at Hunstanton Golf Club. Further rounds of 69, 69 and 74 gave her a 13-under-par total of 275. She moves up one spot this week to sit behind world number one Leona Maguire.

Tardy not sluggish in North & South

  • American Bailey Tardy advances 88 places this week after winning the North & South Women's Amateur at Pinehurst, North Carolina. Tardy, who will play college golf for the University of Georgia in September, came from two down with two to play to defeat Bethany Wu at the 20th hole. Tardy becomes the world’s 36th best amateur. Wu climbs five places to fourth.

Park wins South African Match Play

  • Carrie Park is the new South African Women’s Match Play champion after taking the title at Kloof Country Club. Park defeated Ivanna Samu with a birdie at the 23rd hole. Park advances 27 rankings to 115th, while Samu improves eight places to 96th.

Top 20 movers

  • Americans Nelly Korda and Emma Talley, and Luna Sobron Galmes of Spain join this week’s top 20. Korda moves three places to 18th. Sobron Galmes becomes world number 19 after a jump of seven spots. Talley is the world’s 20th best player with an advance of two rankings.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • England’s Harriet Allsebrook takes that honour with a move of 653 rankings to world number 2,054 after finishing 14th in the English Women’s Amateur Championship.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Big rises for Open quintet

    • Jordan NiebruggeThe five amateurs who starred in the Open Championship at St Andrews are rewarded with improved status on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM.
    • Jordan Niebrugge of the United States makes the biggest improvement after winning the silver medal for low amateur. His 6th place finish after an 11-under-par 277 sees him jump 101 places to world number 24.
    • Former world number one Oliver Schniederjans and Ashley Chesters of England finished equal 12th on 9-under-par. Schniederjans moves to world number four, an improvement of four spots, while Chesters climbs eight rankings to fifth.
    • Ireland’s Paul Dunne led the Open Championship after 54 holes before slipping to equal 30th. He advances 42 places to 38th.
    • Reigning Amateur Champion Romain Langasque improves his status by three spots to 17th after finishing joint 65th.

    Shelton finishes third on PGA Tour debut

    • Robbie Shelton of the United States moves inside the world top 20 after finishing third in the Barbasol Championship, his first PGA Tour event. Shelton becomes the world’s 18th best amateur with a move of four rankings.

    Funk wins Southern Amateur

    • American Taylor Funk jumps 334 rankings after winning the Southern Amateur Championship at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi. Funk, son of Tour player Fred Funk, returned an 11-under-par total of 273 to win by a stroke. He is now the world’s 143rd best amateur.

    Top 20 movers

    • Robbie Shelton is the only player to break inside the top 20.

    Top 50 movers

    • American Hank Lebioda joins Niebrugge and Dunne in the top 50 with a move of nine places to 48th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Japan’s Keita Nakajima is this week’s most improved player with jump of 1,972 places to world number 3,128.
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