The Men

Performances of the week

Sharvin strengthens Walker Cup chance

  • Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin moved closer to a place on the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team by winning the Brabazon Trophy.
  • Sharvin won by a stroke over fellow Walker Cup squad member Gavin Moynihan.
  • Scores of 71, 73, 67 and 70 around Hollinwell Golf Club gave Sharvin a 7-under-par total of 281. 
  • Sharvin breaks into the top 20 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a rise of 14 rankings to 19th. Moynihan, who played in the last Walker Cup, improves 14 spots to 56th.

Stewart wins Northeast Amateur

  • Hunter Stewart makes a significant move inside this week’s top 10 after winning the Northeast Amateur, and makes his case for a place on the U.S. Walker Cup team. 
  • The recent graduate of Vanderbilt University won by four shots with a 10-under-par total of 266. 
  • Stewart finished second in the NCAA Championships in June, and has delayed his professional career to try to make the U.S. team. 
  • A move of two rankings to world number five has improved his chances of appearing in the biennial match.

Top 20 movers

  • Austria’s Matthias Schwab, runner-up in the 2013 Amateur Championship, joins Sharvin in the top 20 with move of 49 places to 13th by winning the Swiss International Championship

Top 50 movers

  • Five players join the top 50. India’s Viraj Madappa moves 13 spots to 45th. 
  • American Scott Wolfes improves 14 rankings to 46th. 
  • Jack Hume of Ireland takes 47th after a rise of 18 places. 
  • Chile’s Claudio Correa is up three spots to 48th, while American Aaron Wise also climbs three rankings to 49th. 

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Satch Herrmann makes the biggest move with a rise of 1,518 rankings to world number 3,812

The Women

Performances of the week

O’Sullivan earns record victory

  • Hannah O’Sullivan of the United States broke the 72-hole scoring record in winning Rolex Tournament of Champions, her second American Junior Golf Association tournament victory in three weeks. 
  • O’Sullivan returned a 14-under-par 274 after scores of 71, 68, 69 and 66 on the Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon to better the previous total by a stroke. She won by six shots.
  • The three-time Rolex Junior All American won the Rolex Girls Junior Championship two weeks previously. In February, she beat the professionals to become the youngest winner on the Symetra Tour.
  • The Chandler, Arizona resident breaks into the top ten of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, climbing eight places to seventh.

Helly wins Irish Championship

  • Sarah Helly jumps 217 places this week to world number 397 after winning the Irish Women’s Close Championship.

Chevalier lifts Coupe Gaveau

  • Camille Chevalier of France raised the Coupe Gaveau for winning the Championnat de France. She improves her world status by 195 rankings, becoming the world’s 435th best player.

Metraux climbs high in the Alps

  • Morgane Metraux won the Swiss International Championship in her homeland and rises 65 places on this week’s ranking to 310th.

Top 20 movers

  • American Sierra Brooks and Korea’s So-Young Lee break into this week’s top 20. Brooks moves up nine rankings to 12th, while Lee becomes world number 19 after a rise of three places.

Top 50 movers

  • Lena Schaeffner of Germany and Canadian Brittany Marchand move into the world top 50. Schaeffner rises 11 places to 45th, while Marchand takes 50th spot with a jump of 10 rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Katie Story is the week’s most improved player with a rise of 542 places to world number 1,846.
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