The Men

Performances of the week

Hossler dominates Jones Cup

  • Beau Hossler rises one place to fourth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a commanding victory in the Jones Cup, his third victory in five tournaments.
  • In testing conditions at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia, the University of Texas player returned scores of 70, 74 and 70 for a 2-under-par 214 total. He ran out a six-shot winner over countryman Matthew NeSmith and Canada’s Blair Hamilton.
  • NeSmith advances three places to 13th, while Hamilton moves 25 spots to 81st.

Wise joins top five

  • Aaron Wise edges up one place to world number five courtesy of victory in the Amer Ari Invitational. A final round of 64, 8-under-par, gave the University of Oregon player a 16-under-par total of 200 and a two-shot victory over Rico Hoey, who climbs 20 places to 61st.

Horsfield wins first college title

  • England’s Sam Horsfield breaks into the top 20 with a rise of 12 places to 17th after his first college victory. The University of Florida student won the Sea Best Invitational by three shots.

Top 20 movers

  • America Derek Bard and Spain’s Mario Galiano join Horsfield in the top 20 with moves of two rankings. Bard goes to 19th, while Galiano rises to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players join the top 50. American John Oda jumps 15 rankings to 43rd after finishing joint first in the LMU Invitational. Poland’s Adrian Meronk moves to 49th from 57th, while American Davis Riley takes 50th spot with a rise of 22 places.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Australia’s Mitchell Norbis earns that accolade with a jump of 1,545 rankings to world number 2,960 after a 12th place finish in the Avondale Medal.

The Women

Performances of the week

Gayoung Lee of Korea makes a significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTMcourtesy of winning the New South Wales Amateur at Riverside Oaks Golf Resort in Cattai, north of Sydney. The 16-year-old defeated Taipei’s Yu-Chiang Hou 4&3 in the 36-hole final.

Lee took a commanding early lead, surging to a seven-hole advantage after just nine holes with an outward score of 29. Hou managed to reduce the deficit to just one hole early in the afternoon round, but that was as close as she got.

Lee climbs 66 places to world number 66. Hou rises 85 spots to 267th.

Hou finishes fourth in Victorian Open

  • Taipei’s Yu-Sang Hou advances 37 rankings to world number 281 after finishing fourth in the Oates Victorian Open on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour. Hou might have won if not for a poor start. She opened with a 6-over-par 79, but recovered well with further rounds of 69, 71 and 67 for a 6-under-par 286 total, five shot behind England’s Georgia Hall.

 

 

Australia’s Hannah Green finished joint 11th and advances five places to 67th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Dylan Kim of the United States is the only new face in the top 50. She advances one place to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Min-Ji Park joins fellow Korean Gayoung Lee in this week’s top 100 with a rise of 95 places to 73rd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Tze-Han Lin of Taipei is the week’s biggest climber with an improvement of 459 rankings to world number 836.
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