The Men

Rahm-Rodriguez becomes world number 1

  • Jon Rahm-Rodriguez Jon Rahm-Rodriguez takes over the number one spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM this week. The Spaniard replaces American Oliver Schnierdjans, who drops to world number two.
  • Rahm-Rodriguez, who recently finished fifth in the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, ensured his number one status by winning the Duck Invitational. The Arizona State student was the only player in the field to break par in each round. Scores of 71, 71 and 70 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon gave him a 4-under-par 212 total for a one shot victory over teammate Max Rotluff of Germany, who improves 22 spots to 54th.
  • It is Rahm-Rodriguez’s second victory of the 2014/15 college season, and his fifth in three years of college golf.

Performances of the week

McNealy breaks into top 10

  • American Maverick McNealy breaks into the world top 10 after claiming joint victory in The Goodwin tournament. The Stanford player shared the title with Will Cannon and rises five place to ninth. Cannon jumps 290 rankings to 341st.

Gregory’s gain

  • Gregory Yates breaks into this week’s top 100 after winning the Valspar Collegiate. The Texas A&M student won by three shots after a 12-under-par 201. He climbs 126 rankings to 90th.

Top 20 movers

  • Canada’s Corey Conners is the only new face in this week’s top 20. He rises one place to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • France’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist is one of two players to break into the top 50 with a move of four rankings to 49th. American Zach Seabolt is the other. He edges up one spot to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Jeffrey Swegle is this week’s most improved player with a rise of 1,295 places to world number 3,560.

The Women

Performances of the week

Darquea win ensures top 20 place

  • Daniela DarqueaEcuador’s Daniela Darquea breaks into the top 20 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a five-shot victory in the Briar’s Creek Invitational. The University of Miami student recorded rounds of 70, 72 and a closing 7-under-par 65, the low round of the tournament, for a 9-under-par total of 207. Darquea’s third college golf victory in two seasons sees her climb 34 places on this week’s ranking to 20th.

Playoff win takes Bradley into top 50

  • American Elise Bradley breaks into the world top 50 after emerging victorious from a playoff in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. The Louisiana State player called upon home course advantage to defeat Mississippi State’s Rica Tse at the second playoff hole after the pair had tied on 2-under-par totals of 214. Bradley jumps 25 rankings to 42nd. New Zealander Tse improves 97 places to 167th.

Elmassian rules Western Australia

  • Elizabeth Elmassian of Australia moves into the world top 100 after winning the Western Australia 72 Hole Stroke Play Championship. She rises 24 rankings to world number 86th.

Top 20 movers

  • Darquea is the only player to break into this week’s top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Thailand’s Wad Phaewchimplee and Marissa Chow of the United States join Bradley in this week’s top 50. Phaewchimplee rises 12 places to 49th, while Chow becomes world number 50 with an improvement of eight rankings.

Top 100 movers

  • Leslie Cloots of Belgium and American Allison Emrey move into the world top 100 along with Elmassian. Cloots moves 29 places to 80th, while Emrey advances to 90th from 104th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Canada’s Katherine Gravel-Coursol takes that honour this week with a rise of 943 rankings to world number 1,055.
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