The Men

Performances of the week

Jin moves into top 20

  • China’s Cheng Jin breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20 this week after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Jin opened with an 8-under-par 62 and added further scores of 68 and 69 to take the 54-hole lead on 11-under-par 199. Unfortunately, high winds and heavy rain forced cancellation of the final round and Jin was declared the winner.
  • Jin won by one shot over Australians Ryan Ruffles and Cameron Davis.
  • An invitation to next year’s Masters is Jin’s bonus for winning one amateur golf’s biggest prizes. He also becomes world number 19 with a rise of 14 places. Ruffles moves up one spot to world number seven, while Davis breaks into the top 40, improving 16 rankings to 40th.

Johnson wins Primland

  • Michael C Johnson climbs seven places to 62nd after winning the Primland Collegiate Invite by two shots. The University of Auburn player returned scores of 64 and 65 for a 15-under-par total of 129 in the weather-affected event.

Hodges follows in McDowell’s footsteps

  • Lee Hodges won the Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Invitational with a 54-hole total of 211, 5-under-par. He defeated University of Alabama at Birmingham teammate Will Cannon by one shot. Hodges jumps 44 spots to 279th. Cannon moves 100 places to 338th.

Top 20 movers

  • Jin is the only player to break into the top 20 with his 14-place rise to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • Chile’s Claudio Correa and Antoine Rozner of France join Davis in the top 50. Correa moves to 41st from world number 51, while Rozner rises four places to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Pryce Beshoory is this week’s most improved player with a climb of 1,440 rankings to world number 3,746.

The Women

Performances of the week

Chung emulates Annika’s consistency

  • Karen Chung put on her best Annika Sorenstam impersonation to win the Annika Intercollegiate. The University of Southern California was a model of consistency with three straight 4-under-par 68s for a 12-under-par total around the Watson Course at Reunion Resort in Florida.
  • Chung defeated teammate Robynn Ree by two shots to take the title. Chung moves inside this week’s top 40, climbing 26 places to 34th. Ree jumps 284 rankings to world number 182nd.

Meek wins maiden title in record fashion

  • Three consecutive 5-under-par 67s helped Scotland’s Jessica Meek win her first college golf event. Eighteen birdies helped the University of Missouri player to a tournament record of 15-under-par and a six-shot victory. The Carnoustie native climbs 89 places this week to 265th.

Castren improves top Finn status

  • Matilda Castren won the JU Classic to improve her status as the world’s highest ranked Finnish amateur. The Florida State player took the title by a shot over teammate Kim Metraux with a 4-under-par total of 212. Castren advances three places this week to 45th. Metraux rises 22 spots to 256th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in this week’s top 20, while two players join Chung in the top 50. Japan’s Minami Katsu rises 13 spots to 46th, while Gabriella Then of the United States advances 15 places to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Venezuela’s Maria Andreina Merchan makes the biggest improvement of the week with a rise of 523 places to world number 1,940.
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