The Women

Performances of the week

Win takes Korda into top 10

  • Nelly Korda of the United States moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 by winning The PING Invitational. Korda, sister of LPGA player Jessica, returned scores of 68, 72 and 71 for a 5-under-par total of 211 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She won by a shot over Sierra Brooks and Andrea Lee. Korda moves eight spots to world number six. Brooks maintains her status as world number three, while Lee rises four spots to 26th.

Liu rises to Pinehurst Challenge

  • Alessandra Liu breaks into the top 60 after winning the Pinehurst Challenge. The William & Mary student won thanks to a second round 65 over Pinehurst’s Number 1 course. Her 10-under-par 206 resulted in a three-shot victory over Emily Brooks of Elon University. Liu jumps 67 places to 58th, while Brooks rises 148 rankings to 391st.

Alvarez impresses in first college win

  • Julianne Alvarez of New Zealand improves 52 places to 122nd with an impressive performance to win her first college tournament. The University of Washington player won the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invite in just her third event. She recorded an emphatic five-shot victory after scores of 72, 71 and 68 gave her a 5-under-par 211.

Top 20 movers

  • England’s Alice Hewson is the only new face in the top 20. She rises one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players break into the top 50. South African Bertine Strauss moves six places to 47th. Chakansim Khamborn of Thailand and American Lydia Gumm both improve two places, Khamborn to 49th, and Gumm to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Japan’s Nozomi Uetake is the most improved player with a rise of 659 places to world number 1,656.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Four way tie in U.S. Collegiate

    • Maverick McNealyWorld Amateur Golf RankingTM number one Maverick McNealy was one of four players who shared victory in the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia. The U.S. Walker Cup player returned a closing 6-under-par 67 to share the lead with Derek Bard, Cameron Young and Will Long. Long makes the biggest inroads on this week’s ranking with a jump of 176 places to 210th. Young improves 119 spots to 269th, while Bard is the world’s 26th best player.

    Win takes Blick into top 70

    • American Cody Blick moves into the top 70 with victory in the Alister Mackenzie Invitational. The San Jose State player overcame former world number one Jon Rahm-Rodriguez by a shot after he returned scores of 64, 65 and 67 for a 17-under-par total of 196. Blick climbs 36 rankings to 63rd, while Rahm-Rodriguez remains world number two.

    Danielson hits it straight at Crooked Stick

    • American Charlie Danielson rises 14 places to 32nd with victory in the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate. The University of Illinois player compiled a 4-under-par total of 212 around the 1991 PGA Championship venue. He won by three shots over Tyler McDaniel, who breaks into the top 100 with a rise of 50 places to 98th.

    Top 20 movers

    • American Philip Barbaree is the only player to breach the top 20 with a rise of three places to 20th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Spencer Soosman of the United States moves into the top 50 with a jump of 47 rankings to 46th after winning The Ping Invitational by two shots.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Zambia’s Peter Munyinya takes that accolade with an improvement of 1,316 rankings to world number 4,541 after finishing fifth in the All-Africa Golf Team Championship.
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