The Men

Performances of the week

Dean, MacIntyre and Boote take home titles

  • Joe Dean, Robert MacIntyre and David Boote make great strides on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM as respective winners of the English, Scottish and Welsh Amateur Championships.
  • Dean had the easiest time in winning at Alwoodley Golf Club, defeating Alfie Plant 9&7. MacIntyre bettered Daniel Young by two holes at Muirfield. Boote took the Welsh crown at Prestatyn with a 4&3 victory over Elis Lewis.
  • Dean rises 50 spots to 67th. MacIntyre leaps 55 places to 99th, while Boote become world number 132 with a 38-rank improvement.

Third time lucky for McCarthy

  • American Denny McCarthy finally won the Porter Cup after finishing runner-up in 2102 and 2014. An 11-under-par 269 this year put him into a tie with Carter Jenkins. McCarthy won at the first playoff hole. He climbs eight places to seventh, while Jenkins improves 48 spots to 66th.

Wise wins Pacific Coast Amateur

  • Aaron Wise rises 42 places to 22nd after winning the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.

Golf mourns Soldati’s death

  • The world of golf is still in mourning over the death of 15-year-old Teodoro Soldati, one of Italy's most talented young amateurs. Soldati died last month from internal bleeding caused by a form of leukemia. “We lose a great guy,” Italian coach Alberto Binaghi said. “A sweet boy, always respectful and polite and very talented.” Soldati was ranked 234th when he passed away.

Top 20 movers

  • Jordan NiebruggeJordan Niebrugge, winner of the silver medal as leading amateur in this year’s Open Championship, is the only player to break into the top 20. He rises two places to 20th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American James Plot makes the biggest rise with a jump of 1,783 rankings to world number 3,596.

The Women

Performances of the week

Cnops tops class in Belgium

  • Fanny Cnops proved why she’s one of Belgium’s best amateurs with an impressive victory in the Belgian International Amateur & National Stroke Play Championship. She was the only player to match par or better in returning a 10-under-par 278 at Hulencourt. The University of Central Florida player returned scores of 72, 69, 68 and 69 to win by three shots over Leslie Cloots.
  • Cnops rises 27 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 359th. Cloots improves 50 rankings to 137th.

Wold climbs 169 places after victory

  • Norway’s Marthe Wold moves to world number 350, a jump of 169 rankings, with victory in the Norgesmesterskapet Championship in her homeland.

Toy has fun in English Girls’

  • England’s Emily Toy enters the World Amateur Golf RankingTM in fine fashion after winning the English Girls' Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Sheringham. The 17-year-old came from seven shots behind after 36 holes to win by two shots with a 4-under-par total of 288. She is now world number 1,982 as a result.

Top 20 movers

  • Luna SobronFour players break into this week’s top 50. Mariel Galdiano of the United States rises 15 places to 14th. Spain’s Luna Sobron Galmes is now the world’s 18th best amateur after a gain of 21 rankings. American Bailey Tardy moves up 13 spots to 19th, while Hina Arakaki of Japan takes 20th with three-place improvement.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players join the top 50 with matching moves of three rankings. Italy’s Bianca Fabrizio is now 48th. American Elise Bradley moves to 49th, while Darquea is now the world’s 50th best amateur.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Germany’s Greta Isabella Voelker takes that honour with a rise of 698 rankings to world number 1,802.
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