The Men

Performances of the week

Robby SheltonShelton moves to world number six

  • Robbie Shelton of the United States moves to sixth on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the DSG Collegiate Challenge-Medal. The University of Alabama player won his fifth career college golf tournament with an 8-under-par total of 205.
  • Shelton began his final round with a double bogey, but three birdies in his final nine holes helped him to a level par 71 and a three-shot victory. Shelton rises one place this week.

Pereira moves into top 30

  • Corey Pereira of the United States joins the world top 30 with victory in the Kikkor Husky Invitational. The University of Washington student was the only player in the field to break 70 in all three rounds, returning scores of 69, 68 and 69 for a 7-under-par total of 207 and a one-shot victory. Pereira jumps thirteen places to 27th.

Rutledge finishes in style

  • A final round of 66 helped Mitch Rutledge to victory in the Inverness Intercollegiate. The Michigan State player advances 308 rankings to 505th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players, but two players move into the top 50. John Oda of the United States rises six places to 48th, while Robbie van West of The Netherlands moves 21 spots to 49th.

Top 100 movers

  • Four players enter the top 100. Americans David Oraee and Kurt Kitayama rise 24 and 11 places respectively to 87th and 93rd. Norwegian Jarand Ekeland Arnoy won the Titleist Tour Finale in his homeland and climbs 35 rankings to 95th, while Samarth Dwivedi of India becomes world number 100 with a jump of 23 spots.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Argentinean Julian Fedele is the week’s most improved player with a 1,371-place rise to 3,780th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Hewson joins top 20 with win

  • English amateur Alice Hewson moves into World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20 with victory in the Lady Paladin Invitational. The Clemson University player took the title by two shots with a 3-under-par total of 213.
  • Hewson jumps 20 places this week to 20th. She is the world’s third best English amateur behind world number five Bronte Law and 12th ranked Hayley Davis.

Choi becomes world junior champion

  • Hye-jin Choi of Korea breaks into this week’s top 40 after winning the World Junior Girls Championship in Canada. Choi rises 14 places to 39th as a result.

Victory takes Kawinpakorn into top 40

  • Thailand’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn won the Schooner Fall Classic to break into this week’s top 40. The University of Kansas player opened with an 8-under-par 63 and added a 68 for an 11-under-par total of 131 to win the weather shortened event by two shots. She climbs 14 rankings to 40th.

Henrikson rises to the challenge

  • Sweden’s Emma Henrikson breaks into the world top 90 after an emphatic victory in the Golfweek Conference Challenge. The San Diego State player won by nine shots and climbs 96 rankings to 87th.

Top 20 movers

  • India’s Aditi Ashok joins Hewson in the top 20 with a rise of 10 places to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • Two players join Choi and Kawinpakorn in this week’s top 50. Min-Jou Chen of Taipei moves five spots to 47th, while Finland’s Matilda Castren advances seven rankings to 48th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Korea’s A-Yean Cho earns that honour this week with a rise of 643 places to world number 1,540.
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