The Men

Performances of the week

Detry moves inside WAGRTM top 10 after winning the Big Ten Championship

Thomas Detry
  • Belgium’s Thomas Detry makes a significant move inside the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after winning the Big Ten Championship. The University of Illinois player started the final round tied for fourth after scores of 70 and 72. He then returned a final round 8-under-par 64 for a 10-under 206 total to pip teammate Charlie Danielson by a shot. Detry rises two places to eighth. Danielson improves one spot to 13th.

Sciot-Siegrist becomes French number one

  • Robin Sciot-Siegrist becomes the highest ranked French player after successfully defending the ACC Championship. Sciot-Siegrist, who plays golf for the University of Louisville, finished just one shot short of his winning total last year. His 10-under-par 206 after scores of 70, 71 and 65 gave him a one-shot victory. Sciot-Siegrist, a quarter-finalist at last year’s Amateur Championship, jumps 13 places to 30th to leapfrog Antoine Rozner as French number one.

Eckroat conquers Sage Valley

  • American Austin Eckroat won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. The Edmond, Oklahoma native took the first round lead with a 7-under-par 65 and hung on to it with scores of 70 and 75 to win by a shot. He climbs 169 rankings this week to 119th.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new top 20 or 50 players, while four players move into the top 100. Australia’s Anthony Quayle climbs 28 rankings to 81st. American Charles Huntzinger improves 48 spots to 87th. Serbia’s Jovan Rebula is 20 places better off in 88th after winning the Western Province Strokeplay & Amateur in South Africa. Finally, Kyle Mueller of the United States rises 14 places to 92nd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Nick Stafford takes that honour with a rise of 1,105 places to world number 4,226.

The Women

Performances of the week

Strom upholds the Law

Linnea Strom
  • Sweden’s Linnea Strom rises to sixth on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM, a two-ranking improvement, after topping an excellent field to win the PAC-12 Championship. The Arizona State player posted an 11-under-par 205 total after scores of 71, 68 and 66. She edged out England’s Bronte Law by a shot. Law strengthens her grip on the world number four spot.

Seventh heaven for Gustafsson-Spang

  • Frida Gustafsson-Spang emulated compatriot Strom by continuing her winning ways with victory in the American Championship. The East Carolina University student was the only player break par. Her 1-under 215 total gave her a one-shot victory. It is her fourth win of the 2015/16 college season, and seventh of her career, an East Carolina record. She improves four places to 31st.

Olivia returns to Winning ways

  • England’s Olivia Winning captured the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship at Troon for the second time in four years to jump 118 places this week to 339th. The 21 year-old from Rotherham Golf Club in Yorkshire, the 2013 champion, came from four shots off the pace heading into the final round to win. Her 1-over-par 217 total was good enough for a one-shot victory over world number nine Olivia Mehaffey.

Top 50 movers

  • No one breaks into this week’s top 20, while three players enter the top 50. American Gabriella Then rises 11 rankings to 43rd. Countrywomen Jennifer Kupcho improves two spots to 49th, while Japan’s Minami Katsu also edges up two places to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Mª Teresa Toscano Borrero of Spain makes a jump of 680 rankings this week to world number 1,873.
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