Choi becomes world number four
- Korea’s Hye-jin Choi makes a significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a two-ranking move to world number four. Choi, the leading individual in this year’s World Amateur Team Championship, replaces Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela in the number four spot. Valenzuela moves to fifth, with Bailey Tardy of the United States dropping to sixth place.
Performances of the week
Hetherington hailed Queen of Victoria
- Alizza Hetherington jumps 183 places this week to 852nd after winning the Victoria Amateur Championship. The 16-year-old member of Royal Melbourne Golf Club defeated Rebecca Kay at the 37th hole to take the title. Hetherington saw her five-hole lead at lunch crumble in the afternoon’s 18 holes. A birdie at the first extra hole after Kay’s amazing fight back earned her the victory. Kay rises 11 places to 203rd on the WAGR table.
Sasaki rises to Florida Challenge
- Rino Sasaki of Japan improves her world ranking by 126 places this week after winning the IMG Academy Junior World Championship – Florida Challenge. Scores of 71, 73 and 74 at Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota gave her a two-over-par 218 total and three-shot victory. Sasaki moves to world number 528 as a result.
Carlsen wins Norman title by six shots
- Sophia Giverny Reich Carlsen of Denmark climbs 40 spots to 756th on the WAGR table as a result of winning the Greg Norman Academy Junior Invitational. Rounds of 76, 72 and 75 gave Carlsen a 7-over 223 overall score and a six-shot victory.
Biggest ranking improvement
- There are no new faces in the top 20, 50 or 100 this week while Australian Casey Wild is the most improved player. She jumps 620 places to world number 2,100.
Performance of the week
Perry wins Victoria Amateur in epic battle
- Australian Dylan Perry jumps 25 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Victoria Amateur Championship in an epic battle. The 21-year-old needed 41 holes to see off the challenge of John Lyras to take the prestigious title. Perry was two down with six holes to play but fought back to take the match into overtime. He won at the fifth extra hole with a par after Lyras failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker.
- Perry moves to 166th on this week’s ranking from 191st, while Lyras takes his place on the WAGR table at world number 4,174.
Armstrong stages Norman conquest
- Joshua Armstrong improves his world status by 12 places this week with victory in the Greg Norman Junior Masters at Palmer Colonial Golf Club in Robina, Queensland. The 17-year-old Canberra golfer took the title by eight shots after a final round of 69, 3-under, gave him a 4-under-par 282 total. Armstrong joins Adam Scott as winner of the prestigious title, and moves to 351st on the WAGR table.
Top 50 movers
- There are no new top 20 entries this week, while Claudio Correa of Chile is the only new top 50 player. He rises 10 rankings to 41st.
Top 100 movers
- Japan’s Junya Kameshiro is the only new top 100 player with a move of two places to 99th.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Po-Hao Chen of Taipei takes that honour this week with a rise of 1,125 rankings to world number 4,689.