The Women

Performances of the week

Luque becomes world number two

  • An outstanding victory in the European Ladies' Amateur Championship takes Spain’s Maria Parra Luque to second on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. She overcame an elite field at Murhof Golf Club in Austria to take the title.
  • Luque was the only player to return four scores in the 60s. Rounds of 69, 69, 67 and 68 gave her a 15-under-par total of 273. She won by two shots over India’s Aditi Ashok.
  • The Spaniard rises 15 places to become world number two behind Northern Ireland’s Leona Maguire. Aditi moves into the top 60 with a jump of 50 spots to 58th.

Seong wins U.S. Girls’ Junior

  • Eun-jeong SeongEun-Jeong Seong of Korea is the new U.S. Girls’ Junior champion after defeating American Angel Yin at Tulsa Country Club in Oklahoma. The 15 year-old lost the opening hole of the scheduled 36-hole match. It was the only time she was down in the final. She won three of the next four holes and ran out a 3&2 winner.
  • Seong, the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links runner-up, breaks into this week’s top 20 with rise of 23 rankings to 18th. Yin is the world’s ninth best player.

Top 20 movers

  • Two players join Seong in this week’s top 20. England’s Hayley Davis takes 19th spot with a jump of four places. Justine Dreher of France moves to 20th after climbing seven places.

Top 50 movers

  • Erynne Lee of the United States is the only new face in this week’s top 50. She edges up one place to become world number 50.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Lauren Greenlief takes that honour this week with a climb of 760 rankings to world number 1,830.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Barbaree digs deep to win U.S. Junior

    • Philip Barbaree staged a dramatic comeback to win the U.S. Junior Championship and move into the top 25 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Five down with eight to play against Andrew Orischak in the scheduled 36-hole final at Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton, South Carolina, Barbaree fought back to force the match to an extra hole.
    • The native of Shreveport, Louisiana won the 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th holes to give himself hope. He was still one down standing on the 18th tee but levelled the match when Orischak hit his tee shot out of bounds. Seventeen-year-old Barbaree then won on the 37th hole.
    • Barbaree improves his world status by 35 places to 24th. Sixteen-year-old Orischak jumps 427 spots to 204th.

    Dutch delight for van West in Germany

    • Robbie van West of the Netherlands climbs 83 rankings this week to 116th after winning the German International Amateur Championship. Scores of 70, 68 and 69 gave the Dutch player a 9-under-par total of 207. He won by four shots.

    Rahm-Rodriguez wins in homeland

    • Jon Rahm-Rodriguez World number one Jon Rahm-Rodriguez solidified his status as the world’s best amateur by winning the Campeonato de Espana Absoluto.

    Top 20 movers

    • Americans Jack Maguire and Matthew NeSmith break into this week’s top 20. Both move two places, Maguire to 19th and NeSmith to 20th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Three players join Barbaree in the top 50 with identical improvements of three rankings. Chile’s Claudio Correa rises to 48th. Amateur Championship runner-up Grant Forrest moves to 49th. American Gabriel Lench becomes world number 50.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Billy Walthouse makes the week’s biggest improvement with a jump of 1,597 rankings to world number 3,662.
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