The Women

Performances of the week

Maguire shines on professional stage

  • Lisa MaguireLeona Maguire proved why she’s the leading player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with an impressive performance in the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters on the Ladies European Tour. Scores of 69, 70, 69 and 69 at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club gave Maguire an 11-under-par total of 277. The Northern Irish amateur finished second, a stroke behind Beth Allen.

Korda wins Yani Tseng Invitational

  • American Nelly Korda breaks into this week’s world top 25 after winning the Yani Tseng Invitational presented by The Swinging Skirts. Korda, younger sister of LPGA player Jessica, took the title by four shots with a closing 4-under-par 68 to record a 54-hole total of 206, 10-under-par. Korda rises 53 rankings to 21st.

Totland breaks into top 40 with win

  • Taylor Totland of the United States joins this week’s world top 40 by winning the Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge. The Furman University player climbs nine places to 33rd.

Top 20 movers

  • Spain’s Maria Parra Luque is the only new face in this week’s top 20, with a rise of one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • French amateur Mathilda Cappeliez joins Korda in the top 50 by moving 14 rankings to 40th.

Top 100 movers

  • Australian Karis Davidson and Hye-jin Choi of Korea break into the top 100. Davidson won the NSW Junior State Championship, and improves 26 spots to 87th. Choi is the new Korean Women's Amateur champion, and becomes world number 95 after a rise of 10 rankings.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • New Zealand’s Kylie Jacoby is the week’s most improved player. Victory in the Bream Bay Classic in her homeland takes her 603 places to world number 2,222.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Pereira stands tall at Sahallee

    • Corey Pereira of the United States climbs 15 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 26th after winning the Sahalee Players Championship. Pereira, a student at the University of Washington, opened with a 7-under-par 65 around the Sahallee Country Club, and went on to record a 9-under-par total of 279. It helped him to a six-shot victory over Sean Crocker, who also climbs 15 places this week. He moves to 65th.

    Armstrong is top dog

    • Dawson Armstrong jumps 129 places this week to world number 159 by winning the Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta. The Brentwood, Tennessee native closed with a 5-under-par 67 to win the rain shortened event by two shots. He compiled a 16-under-par score of 200.

    Walsh wins North and South

    • Sean Walsh was the last man standing at Pinehurst’s famed Number 2 Course in the North and South Amateur Championship. The Texan defeated George Cunningham 2&1 to take the prestigious title. Walsh climbs 379 rankings to 252nd, while Cunningham breaks into the world top 50 with an improvement of 22 places to 50th.

    Top 20 movers

    • American Scottie Scheffler is the only new player in this week’s top 20. He rises two places to 19th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Three players join Cunningham in the top 50. Brazilian Andre Tourinho climbs 16 places to 45th, Zach Seabolt of the United States is up seven rankings to 46th, while compatriot Benjamin Griffin improves 16 spots to 47th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Stewart Hagestad is the week’s biggest riser, soaring 1,193 rankings to world number 3,659.
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