The Men

Performances of the week

NCAA win takes DeChambeau into top 20

  • Bryson DechambeauBryson DeChambeau moves into the top 20 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after ending the 2014/15 college season as the individual winner in the NCAA Championship. The Southern Methodist University student took the title by one shot from University of Washington player Chen-Tsung Pan.
  • DeChambeau returned scores of 70, 67, 72 and 71 for an 8-under-par total at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida to earn his third college win. He climbs 13 places this week to 17th as a result. Pan was the world’s fifth best player, but immediately turned pro after the NCAA Championship.
  • Thomas Detry of Belgium and American Hunter Stewart finished equal third. Detry rises seven rankings to 12th, while Stewart solidifies his status as the world’s eighth best amateur.

Double Links joy for Italy

  • Federico Zucchetti and Filippo Campigli gave Italian amateur golf a huge boost with a one, two finish in the prestigious St Andrews Links Trophy. Zucchetti took the title by a stroke over his compatriot with a 54-hole total of 214, 2-under-par. He improves 264 places this week to 261st, while Campigli rises 227 spots to 218th.

Top 20 movers

  • American Robbie Shelton joins DeChambeau in the world top 20 with a rise of three places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Poland’s Adrian Meronk, Ewen Ferguson of Scotland and Brazilian Andre Tourinho break into the world top 50. Meronk, joint leading qualifier in the 2013 Amateur Championship, jumps 13 places to 47th. Ferguson moves five rankings to 49th, while Tourinho becomes world number 50 with a three-ranking rise.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • South African Zulhelmi Ramlee is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,574 rankings to world number 3,657 after winning the Border Stroke Play in his homeland.

The Women

Performances of the week

Brooks is Queen of the South

  • Sierra BrooksSierra Brooks breaks into this week’s top 50 with victory in the Women's Southern Amateur Championship. The Sorrento, Florida resident defeated Madison Lellyo 5&4 for her fourth big win in the last six months, following the AJGA's Polo Golf Junior Classic, the Sally and the AJGA's Taylormade-Adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook. Brooks, who will play college golf for Wake Forest, rises 12 rankings to 43rd. Lellyo improves 64 places to 379th.

Valdes wins Porter Cup

  • Ana Paula Valdes of Mexico greatly enhances her status on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club. The high school student from Morelia, Mexico, took the title with a final round 65, the low round of the tournament. It gave her an 8-under-par total of 205 and a one-shot victory over Canadian Christina Foster.
  • Valdes breaks into the world top 100 with a rise of 196 places to 89th. Foster jumps 271 rankings to world number 1,018.

Harm records German double

  • Leonie Harm of Germany added the German Girls’ Open to the German Amateur Championship she won last month. Harm breaks into the world top 100 with a rise of 35 places to 80th.

Top 20 movers

  • Spain’s Maria Parra Luque is the only player to break into this week’s top 20 with a move of three places to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • Canada’s Josee Doyon won the Golf Quebec Provincial Match Play and joins Brooks in the top 50, rising 12 rankings to 42nd

Biggest ranking improvement

  • France’s Yvie Chaucheprat takes that honour this week with a jump of 486 places to world number 1,934.
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