The Women

Performances of the week

Talley wins college golf’s biggest prize

  • Emma Talley Emma Talley breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after winning college golf’s biggest prize. The University of Alabama student took the individual title in the NCAA Championship.
  • Scores of 70, 73, 73 and 69 around the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida gave Talley a 3-under-par total of 285. She won by a shot over Gabriela Lopez of the University of Arkansas and world number one Leona Maquire, of Duke University.
  • Talley rises seven places this week to sixth. Lopez improves 10 rankings to 15th, while Maquire solidifies her world number one status.

Liu flies high at Thunderbird

  • American Mika Liu breaks into the top 30 with victory in the Thunderbird International Junior at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Liu won by a shot with a 4-under-par total of 212. Angel Yin and Bailey Tardy finished a shot behind.
  • Liu moves to 29th, a rise of 12 spots. Yin improves seven places to 25th, while Tardy advances five rankings to 193rd.

Ashok makes history in St Rule

  • Indian amateur Aditi Ashok handled the links conditions better than the locals to become the first Asian winner of the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews. Scores of 67 and 71 over the New Course and a 78 over the Old Course gave her a five-shot victory. She climbs 63 places to 130th.

Top 20 movers

  • Luna Sobron Galmes of Spain and Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan join Gabriela Lopez in the top 20. Sobron Galmes climbs eight places to 13th, while Chan moves four spots to 18th.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • Karoline Stormo of Norway is this week’s most improved player with a jump of 896 rankings to world number 1,584.

      The Men

      Performances of the week

      Penge enters Walker Cup thinking

      • England’s Marco Penge has given the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup selectors something to think about with an outstanding victory in the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship at Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth.
      • The 17-year-old impressed with opening scores of 69 to get into contention. A 4-under-par, bogey free 67 in the third round gave him a one-shot lead going into the final round. Penge returned a 2-over-par 73 in tough, blustery conditions for a 6-under-par total of 278. It was good enough for a one-shot victory over Scotland Graeme Robertson. Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin was a stroke further behind in third.
      • Penge won the McEvoy Trophy earlier this year and said then the Walker Cup was one of his goals. The GB&I selectors will have noted his latest win. “I’ve put my name forward, I’m giving it a good chance,” Penge said.
      • He climbs 122 spots on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 158th. Sharvin improves 11 places to 28th, while Robertson breaks into the world top 70 with a rise of 50 rankings to 66th. Both are already Walker Cup squad members.

      Burns lights up Thunderbird

      • American Sam Burns strengthened his hold on the world number seven spot with victory in the Thunderbird International Junior at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Burns took the title by a shot with a 54-hole total of 205, 11-under-par.

      Strydom takes KwaZulu-Natal Stroke Play

      • Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup squad players Ashley Chesters of England and Scotland’s Bradley Neil break into this week’s top 20. Double European Amateur champion Chesters improves seven rankings to 14th. Reigning Amateur champion Neil advances three spots to 19th.

      Top 20 movers

      • Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Kyle Jones of the United States break into this week’s top 20. Both improve two rankings, Detry to 19th and Jones to 20th.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • That honour goes to Finnish player Rasmus Karlsson with a jump of 1,506 rankings to 3,706.
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