The Women

Performances of the week

Harm wins German Amateur

  • Leonie Harm is the new German Amateur champion after taking the title at Mulheim an der Ruhr Golf Club. Harm, who plays at Solheim Cup venue St Leon Rot, won by three shots over Kim Metraux. Rounds of 69, 71, 73 and 74 gave Harm a 1-under-par total of 287. She climbs 51 spots on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 117th, while Metraux improves 45 places to 352nd

Austrian playoff joy in Ireland

  • Austria’s Isabella Holpfer breaks into this week’s top 300 after winning the Irish Women's Open Stroke Play Championship at Dún Laoghaire Golf Club. Holpfer won the title in a playoff with home favourite Chloe Ryan after the pair played the 2016 Curtis Cup venue in 221 shots, 2-over-par.
  • Holpfer advances 88 positions to 290th. Ryan jumps 37 rankings to 386th.

Park wins Queen Sirikit Cup

  • Korea’s Hyunkyung Park improves 355 places to 377th after winning the Queen Sirikit Cup in Hong Kong.

Top 20 movers

  • England’s Meghan MacLaren, a student at Florida International University, rises eight places this week to 18th. American Hannah O’Sullivan becomes world number 20 after an improvement of two positions.

Top 50 movers

  • Americans Jennifer Hahn and Casey Danielson break into the top 50. Hahn advances 15 rankings to 45th, while Danielson rises 16 places to 47th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Swedish amateur Beatrice Wallin makes the most progress this week. She rises 674 places to world number 1,609.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Mullen improves Walker Cup chances

    • Jimmy Mullen took a step closer to playing in the Walker Cup with a resounding victory in the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship at Ashburnham Golf Club.
    • Mullen, who played in the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield, took the title by nine shots. The English player had rounds of 67, 67, 70 and 69 for a 15-under-par total of 273. The Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup squad player jumps 112 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 168th.

    Countryman Ashley Chesters, also a member of the GB&I squad, finished second along with Welsh amateur Ben Westgate. Chesters strengthens his grip on the world number 13 spot, while Westgate soars 666 places to 295th.

    Ko claims French title

    • Jeong-Weon Ko of France won the Internationaux de France - Coupe Murat. Ko defeated countryman Francois Lagraulet in a playoff after the pair tied on 284, 4-under-par. Ko improves 243 rankings this week to 293rd. Lagraulet rises 316 places to 932nd.

    Migdal wins NCAA Division II

    • American Sam Migdal won the NCAA Division II Championship, and advances 372 rankings to world number 1,192.

    Ong wins Malaysian Amateur

    • Singaporean Marc Ong moves 85 spots to 455th with victory in the Malaysian Amateur Championship.

    Top 100 movers

    • There are no new players in the top 20 or 50 this week. Three players break into the top 100. Australian Justin Warren climbs 99 places to 72nd. Compatriot Harrison Endycott improves 37 spots to 92nd, while American George Cunningham becomes 100th after rising two positions.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Henry Todd is the biggest riser. He moves 1,535 places to world number 3,739.
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