The Men

Performances of the week

Amateur win takes Langasque into top 30

  • Romain Langasque enters the top 30 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to his impressive victory in the Amateur Championship at Carnoustie. The 20-year-old Frenchman climbs 44 places to 28th following his 4&2 victory over Scotland’s Grant Forrest.
  • Forrest breaks into the top 50 with a move of 62 places to 45th. Semi-finalists Jack McDonald and Alexandre Daydou make significant rises. McDonald, who lost to Langasque, moves into the top 70 with a jump of 92 spots to 61st. Daydou advances 210 rankings to 172nd.

Dramatic rises for leading qualifier

  • Scotland’s Craig Howie was the Amateur Championship’s leading 36-hole qualifier. He returned a 36-hole total of 7-under-par 135, and improves his world ranking by 150 spots to 359th. New Zealander Ryan Chisnall also finished on 135, but took the number two seed on a card count back. He rises 32 places to 196th.

Bard writes his own drama at Sunnehanna

  • Derek Bard returned a closing 66 to win the 62nd Sunnehanna Amateur Championship and breaks into the top 40. The University of Virginia player’s 4-under-par final round gave him a 12-under-par total of 268 and a one-shot victory over Scott Wolfes. Bard improves 26 rankings to 39th, while Wolfes rises 31 places to 60th.

Top 20 movers

  • American Jack Maguire is the only new top 20 player with a move of eight places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Gunn Yang of Korea and Matthew NeSmith join Langasque, Forrest and Bard in the top 50. Yang sees an 11-place improvement to 42nd, while Nesmith advances a dozen spots to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Charlie Flowers soars 1,526 rankings to world number 3,656 to be the week’s most improved player.

The Women

Performances of the week

  • Chakansim Khamborn of Thailand dramatically improves her status on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after overcoming a strong field to win the Women’s Western Amateur. The 15-year-old defeated American Lydia Gumm in the 36-hole final. Her one-hole victory capped a week that had seen her play nine rounds over the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club in Brentwood, Tennessee.
  • The 15-year-old climbs 423 places this week to 92nd as a result of winning the prestigious 115-year-old title. Florida State player Gumm climbs 101 places to 76th.

Spoils shared in Toyota Junior

  • Yumi Matsubara and Jo Hyunkyung shared victory in the Toyota Junior World Cup. They were declared joint winners after posting 5-under-par totals of 283 to separate themselves from the rest of the field by two shots. Japanese player Matsubara rises 66 places to 359th, while Korean Hyunkyung earns her first world ranking at world number 1,982.

Iturrios joins world top 10

  • Nuria Iturrios moves two places to world number 10 with victory in the Campeonato de Espana Amateur.

Top 20 movers

  • Maria Parra Luque of Spain and Korean Eun-jeong Seong are the only two players to break into this week’s top 20. Parra Luque rises five places to 17th, while Seong takes over 20th spot with an advance of six rankings.

Top 50 movers

  • Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey is the only player to join the top 50, climbing 13 places to 46th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Molly Skapik of the United States earns that accolade with a rise of 656 rankings to world number 402.
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