The Women

Performances of the week

Vaughn breaks into world top 15

  • Monica Vaughn of the United States moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15 courtesy of a three-shot victory in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club in California. Vaughn, a student at Arizona State, began the final round in sixth place. However, she returned a closing 6-under-par 65 to win. Earlier scores of 70 and 74 gave her a 4-under total of 209. She improves nine places to become the world’s 14th best amateur.

Szeryk earns first college win

  • Canada’s Maddie Szeryk rises 12 places to 23rd after claiming her first win in college golf. The Texas A&M student won the Seminole Match Up in Tallahassee, Florida thanks to a blistering start to the front nine of her final round. She went out in 4-under-par, and eventually returned a 2-under-par 70 to go with scores of 69 and 72. Her 5-under-par 211 gave her a four-shot victory. She is Canada’s highest ranked amateur.

Win takes Gustafsson-Spang into top 100

  • Sweden’s Frida Gustafsson-Spang moves into the top 100 after winning the UCF Challenge at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. The East Carolina University student took the title by three shots after posting a 3-under-par 213 total. She climbs 48 places to 91st.

Top 20 movers

  • Monica Vaughn is the only new entry in this week’s top 20.

Top 50 movers

Charlotte Thomas
  • England’s Charlotte Thomas advances 17 rankings to 40th and is the only player to break into this week’s top 50.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • American Megan Blonien is the week’s most improved player. She jumps 356 rankings to world number 2,171.

      The Men

        Performances of the week

        Italians dominate Portuguese Amateur

        Guido Migliozzi
        • Italy’s Guido Migliozzi became the Portuguese Amateur champion at Montado Golf Club in an impressive display by Italian golfers in the 86th running of Portugal’s national amateur. Scores of 69, 66, 70 and 69 gave Migliozzi a 14-under-par 274 total. He bettered compatriot Andrea Saracino by two shots. Denmark’s John Axelsen was a distant third, nine shots off the pace.
        • Migliozzi breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 80, climbing 56 places to 77th. Saracino rises 138 spots to 131st, while Axelsen advances 35 rankings to 118th.

        Lange claims Oak Hills win

        • South Africa’s Victor Lange improves his world status by 50 places with victory in the UTSA – Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. The Louisiana Tech student defeated Texas State player David Faraudo on the first hole of a sudden death playoff after they finished on 1-under-par 212 totals. Lange moves to 125th while Faraudo jumps 592 spots to world number 1,453.

        Burgess wins Farms Collegiate

        • Ryan Burgess of the United States climbs 171 rankings this week after winning the Farms Collegiate Invite in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The SMU student ran out a two-shot winner over teammate Austin Smotherman after posting a 7-under-par 209 total. Burgess moves to world number 535, while Smotherman rises 38 places to 206th.

        Top 100 movers

        • There are no new entries in the top 20 or 50 this week, while England’s Ashton Turner joins Guido Migliozzi in the top 100. Turner edges up one spot to 100th.

          Biggest ranking improvement

          • Frenchman Eliott Azoulay makes the biggest move this week. He climbs 981 rankings to world number 3,954.
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