The Women

Performances of the week

He enters top 40 with Polo Junior Classic win

  • Muni He beaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 40 thanks to her first victory in an American Junior Golf Association tournament. Chinese born He, who lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California, defeated Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii, 3&1 to win the Polo Golf Junior Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida.
  • He climbs 139 places this week to 39th. Galdiano breaks into the world top 10, rising three spots to eighth.

Naveed destroys the Dunes

  • Australia’s Hira Naveed improves 130 rankings to world number 269 with a convincing victory in the Dunes Medal at the Dunes Golf Links on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The 17-year-old member of Mount Lawley Golf Club took the title by nine shots with a 3-over-par total of 291.

Faldo win takes Hataoka into top 70

  • Nasa Hataoka of Japan breaks into the world top 70 by winning the Faldo Series Asia Japan Championship. Hataoka advances 69 places to 62nd as a result.

Top 20 movers

  • Andrea Lee of the United States is the only player to break into this week’s top 20. Lee rises four places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • South Africa’s Bertine Strauss joins Muni He in the top 50. Straus edges up one spot to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Emilee Hoffman makes the biggest move on this week’s table. She jumps 673 rankings to world number 450 after reaching the semi-finals of the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Gerard soars up world order with Polo win

    • Ryan Gerard of the United States soars up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after the biggest victory of his young life. Gerard, from Raleigh, North Carolina, won the American Junior Golf Association’s Polo Junior Golf Classic with a 2&1 victory over Cooper Dossey of Austin, Texas. The 16-year-old climbs an incredible 1,590 rankings to world number 215. Dossy improves 307 places to 582nd.
    • It is Gerard’s second AJGA win of the year. He also won the Midwest Junior Players Championship.
    • Norman Xiong and Nate Menon reached the semifinals. Xiong climbs 43 spots to 172nd, while Menon advances 1,146 positions to world number 1,727.

    Michel tops the Dunes

    • Australian Kyle Michel survived a final round 78 to win the Dunes Medal. His 2-over-par 290 total gave him a one-shot win over Blake Proverbs. Michel improves 204 spots to 565th. Proverbs rises 28 rankings to 224th.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Chilean Joaquin Niemann is the only player to breach the top 50. He becomes the 50th best player with a move of three places.

    Top 100 movers

    • Three players move into the top 100. Taipei’s Chun-An Yu improves 61 rankings to 57th. Jacopo Fossa Vecchi of Italy rises two spots to 99th, while Germany’s Thomas Rosenmueller edges up two places to 100th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Ryan Gerard easily takes that honour this week with his 1,590-ranking rise following his Polo Junior Golf Classic win.
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