The Men

Performances of the week

PGA West win moves Wright into top 70

Zachary Wright
  • American Zachary Wright breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 70 by winning the Prestige at PGA West. The Louisiana State University player took the title thanks to scores of 68, 66 and 67 for a 12-under-par 201 total. Wright bettered Ryann Ree of San Diego State by two shots. Wright rises 40 places this week to 70th. Ree climbs 128 spots to 218th.

Fernandes becomes Indian number one

  • Rigel Fernandes takes over as the world’s highest ranked Indian golfer after winning the SunTrust Gator Invitational. Fernandes, a University of South Florida student, was the only player to break 200 for 54 holes thanks to scores of 70, 63 and 64 for a 197 total, 13-under-par, and four-shot victory. He jumps 72 places to 102nd. He takes over from 116th ranked Aman Raj as the world’s top Indian player.

Moore wins All-American

  • University of Arkansas player Taylor Moore improves his status by 63 rankings to 102nd after winning the All-American Intercollegiate.

Top 20 movers

  • Joaquin Niemann of Chile is the only new top 20 players this week. He rises one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • England’s Jamie Bower is one of two players to move into the top 50. Bower advances 20 rankings to 40th after winning the Southern Cape Open in South Africa. American Carter Jenkins is the other top 50 riser with a move of three places to 48th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • India’s Giriraj Singh Khadka is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,503 rankings to world number 3,459.

The Women

Performances of the week

Fassi conquers Puerto Rico

Maria Fassi
  • Maria Fassi joins the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 50 with victory in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. The Mexican amateur, a University of Arkansas student, earned a one-shot winner over Texas Tech's Gabrielle Barker with an 8-under-par 208 total. Fassi climbs 47 places to 47th as a result. Barker moves 13 rankings to 25th.

Boonchant sets record with ANNIKA win

  • Jaravee Boonchant set a new tournament record en route to winning the ANNIKA Invitational on the American Junior Golf Association Tour. The Thai golfer came from four shots off the lead with a 7-under-par final round 65, the lowest score in the tournament’s eight-year history. Her 6-under-par 210 total helped her to a six-shot victory. Boonchant, who resides in Bradenton, Florida, improves her world status by 72 places to 134th.

Houston rises to the Challenge

  • American Julie Houston came out on top in the All There August Challenge. Houston took the title despite a closing 5-over-par 76. Her 1-over-par 214 total gave her a one-shot victory. She rises 340 rankings to world number 778.

Top 20 movers

  • England’s Alice Hewson and Maddie Szeryk of Canada break into this week’s top 20. Hewson advances six rankings to 16th, while Szeryk moves three spots to world number 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Bianca Fabrizio of Italy and Australian Hannah Green join Fassi in the top 50. Fabrizio improves two places to 49th, while Green becomes the world’s 50th best player with move of 14 rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • New Zealand’s Yeo Kyung Hwang is the week’s biggest mover with a leap of 544 rankings to world number 1,667 after being declared joint winner of the Grant Clements Memorial Tournament in her homeland.
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