The Women

Performances of the week

Boutier flies French flag in British Amateur

  • Celine Boutier made great strides to regain the number one spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with an impressive victory in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship.
  • The French amateur defeated Sweden’s Linnea Strom 4&3 at Portstewart Golf Club in Northern Ireland to become the first French champion since 1999.
  • The Duke University student earns invitations to the Ricoh Women’s British Open, U.S. Women’s Open and Evian Championship as a result. She also moves five spots to world number five. Strom joins the world top 10, advancing 12 places to 10th.

O’Sullivan wins Rolex Girls Junior

  • Hannah O’Sullivan of the United States moves into the world top 20 with victory in the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. The Chandler, Arizona resident returned a 7-under-par total of 281 at the Country Club of North Carolina’s Dogwood Course in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She won by a stroke over Nelly Korda and moves nine rankings to 15th. Korda rises 58 spots to 76th.

Khang conquers the East

  • American Megan Khang moves into the world top 30 with victory in the Eastern Amateur Championship at Lexington Golf and Country Club in Virginia. Khang was the only player to finish under par, leading wire-to-wire to return a 54-hole total of 209, 4-under-par. She climbs 12 places this week to 27th.

Top 20 movers

  • O’Sullivan is the only player to break into the top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Canada’s Maddie Szeryk and Doris Chen of the United States break into the top 50. Szeryk rises 17 places to 42nd, while Chen climbs 82 spots to 48th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Tiffany Arafi of Switzerland improves 602 rankings to world number 1,907 after winning the Omnium Swiss National Strokeplay.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Ball wins Monroe in record fashion

    • American Adam Ball moves into the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a record equalling victory in the Monroe Invitational. Ball began the final round seven shots off the lead but equalled the Monroe Golf Club course record with a 62, 8-under-par. His 5-under-par total of 275 gave him a two-shot victory. Ball jumps 39 places this week to 98th.

    Schlottman wins Palmetto Amateur

    • Ben Schlottman returned a final round of 66 to win the Palmetto Amateur Championship at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina. It helped the Auburn University student to a two-shot victory over Billy Kennerly of Clemson University. Schlottman rises 58 places this week to 105th. Kennerly advances 41 spots to 119th.

    Healey earns playoff win in Southwestern

    • Dylan Healey survived a playoff to win the Southwestern Amateur Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. Healey defeated Hayden Wood at the first playoff hole after the pair had tied on 5-under-par 275. Healey rises 221 rankings to 405th. Wood soars 1,849 places to world number 3,228.

    Top 20 movers

    • Kyle Jones of the United States and England’s Sam Horsfield are the two new faces in this week’s top 20. Jones rises nine places to 16th, while Horsfield improves six spots to 18th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Sam HorsfieldChilean Claudio Correa moves into this week’s top 50 after winning the Campeonato Internacional de Aficionados – Mexico. He advances 20 rankings to 41st. American Hank Lebioda joins him in the top 50 with an improvement of 10 places to 45th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Hayden Wood’s runner-up finish in the Southwestern Amateur and subsequent rise of 1,849 places to world number 3,228 makes him the week’s most improved player.
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