The Men

Performances of the week

McNealy becomes world number one

  • Maverick McNealy replaces Jon Rahm at the top of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the OFCC Fighting Illini Invite tournament at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois. The Stanford University student topped a strong field to take the title.
  • McNealy, who played for the United States in the recent Walker Cup, returned scores of 67, 65 and 71 for a 7-under-par 203 to win by three shots over Belgium’s Thomas Detry.
  • McNealy and Rahm swap places this week, with the Spanish player moving to world number two. Detry advances six places to world number five.  

McGreevy wins Gopher Invitational

  • Max McGreevy jumps to world number 120 after winning the Gopher Invitational. The University of Oklahoma player posted a closing 5-under-par 66 to finish on 206, 7-under-par. McGreevy improves his world status by 66 rankings.

McIntyre impresses in Sam Hall

  • Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre steps into the world top 50 after an impressive win in the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. MacIntyre, the reigning Scottish Amateur champion, was the only player in the field to break 200 with scores of 66, 68 and 65 for a 14-under-par total of 199. The McNeese State student won by three shots.

Top 20 movers

  • Three players break into the top 20. American Kyle Jones rises three spots to 18th. Spain’s Pep Angles Ros climbs nine places to 19th. Sam Horsfield of England becomes the world’s 20th best amateur with a move of five rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Carlton Forrester is the week’s biggest riser with a jump of 1,711 places to world number 2,973 with victory in the Crump Memorial Tournament.

The Women

Performances of the week

Hewson joins world top 40

  • England’s Alice Hewson makes a significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. She joins the top 40 after finishing joint winner in the Powerade Cougar Classic. The Clemson University player shared first place with University of Florida player Taylor Tomlinson after posting a 6-under-par total of 210.
  • Hewson jumps 106 places to 40th, while Tomlinson climbs 130 spots to 131st.

Abe wins Mason Rudolph

  • American Lakareber Abe climbs 129 spots this week to 122nd after winning the Mason Rudolph Championship. Scores of 67, 68 and 69 gave her a 12-under-par total of 204, and her first college win for the University of Alabama. Abe won by a shot over University of Virginia player Lauren Coughlin, who moves into the top 100 with a rise of 80 rankings to 85th.

Cho lays down the law

  • Sarah Cho virtually halves her world ranking this week with victory in the Branch Law Firm-Dick McGuire tournament. She compiled an 8-under-par total of 211. The Northwestern player won by a shot over Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse. Cho jumps 145 places this week to 138th, while Stackhouse improves 28 rankings to 71st.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new names in this week’s top 20, but three players join Hewson in the top 50. Germany’s Leonie Harm advances 15 rankings to 41st. Esther Lee of the United States improves seven spots to 44th. Finally, Italy’s Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso becomes the world’s 50th best amateur with a rise of three places.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Thailand’s Manuschaya Zeemakorn takes that honour this week with a jump 774 places to world number 1,782 after winning the Santi Cup in her homeland.
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