The Women

Performances of the week

Thomas previews her talent

  • England’s Charlotte Thomas climbs 10 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM courtesy of an outstanding victory in the Nanea PAC 12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The University of Washington player overcame a strong field to earn her first win of this college season, and the third of her career.
  • The final year student returned scores of 70, 69 and 73 for a 7-under-par 212 total. It gave her a three-shot victory over Sweden’s Linnea Strom, a student at Arizona State. Thomas moves to world number 64. She is the fourth highest ranked English player behind world number 38 Meghan MacLaren, 18th ranked Alice Hewson and world number five Bronte Law, who placed fourth in Hawaii. Strom solidifies her status as the world’s 13th best amateur.

Svensson soars in Little Rock

  • Sweden’s Emma Svensson set University of Arkansas records in winning the Little Rock Golf Classic at Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. The first year Arkansas student took the title by eight shots after scores of 69, 67 and 72 gave her an 8-under-par 208 total, the lowest 54-hole total in University of Arkansas history. Her 36-hole 136 total set a record for lowest two round total, while her 67 set a new low round record.
  • The Halmstad, Sweden native jumps 368 rankings this week to world number 431.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new entries in the world top 20 or 50, while two Americans break into the top 100. Marissa Chow and Elise Bradley rise two places to 99th and 100th respectively.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Mexico’s Paty Torres takes that honour this week with a rise of 486 places to world number 1,805.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Petersson races to Kiawah win

    • Robin Petersson climbs 39 places to 45th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Kiawah Classic by Aramark at Turtle Point Golf Course on Kiawah Island. Poor weather turned the event into a 36-hole sprint, and the Swede won after racing to a second round 6-under-par 66.
    • The University of Augusta student opened compiled a 10-under-par 134. He won by a stroke over R.J. Keur of Charleston Southern University, who climbs 117 places to 171st.

    Three way tie in Gifford

    • Maverick McNealyWorld number two Maverick McNealy was one of three joint winners of the Gifford Collegiate-CordeValle. The United States Walker Cup player, a Stanford University student, compiled a 4-under-par 209 to share the title with University of Washington players Corey Pereira and Chris Babcock. Pereira rises two spots to 21st, while Babcock climbs 305 rankings to 695th.

    Healy’s Hawaiian high

    • Zachary Healy jumps 88 places after winning the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic in Hawaii. The University of Georgia student won with an 8-under-par 205 total. He moves to 140th.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 players, but Juan Alvarez of Uruguay joins Petersson in the top 50 after a rise of 20 places to 39th.

    Top 100 movers

    • Four players move into the world top 100. Trevor Cone of the United States advances 28 spots to 74th. Countryman Chase Koepka, brother of tour player Brooks, rises 31 places to 81st. Chilean Matias Dominguez improves 22 rankings to 91st, while Australian Curtis Luck jumps to 92nd from 171st.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Luis Castro of the Philippines is the most improved player with a rise of 1,310 places to world number 3,999 after winning the Visayas Regional Amateur and ALM Tournament.
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