The Men

Performances of the week

Shelton becomes world number three

Shelton
  • The Walker Cup player improves his status by winning the Puerto Rico Classic. Shelton, a University of Alabama student, took the title after a final round 7-under-par 65 for an 11-under 205. He won by a shot over teammate Jonathan Hardee, who jumps 64 places to 112th.

Hume conquers Europe

  • Jack Hume becomes the world’s highest ranked Great Britain & Ireland player after winning the individual title in the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain. Hume, a member of the victorious 2015 GB&I Walker Cup team, won with scores of 72, 64, 74 and 75. The Irishman’s 3-under-par 285 total gave him a six-shot victory over Amateur Champion Romain Langasque and Welshman Owen Edwards.
  • Hume climbs 10 places to 11th. Frenchman Langasque strengthens his hold on the number seven spot, while Edwards moves 129 rankings to 167th.

Jelley rolls to four-shot win

  • American Brendon Jelley improves his world status 191 places to 255th after a four-shot victory in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational.

Top 20 movers

  • Hume is the only player to break into the world top 20 with his 10-ranking rise to 11th.

Top 50 movers

  • Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre and George Cunningham of the United States become top 50 players. MacIntyre makes a move of eight rankings to 47th, while Cunningham edges up two spots to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Venezuelan Stefan Holczer is the week’s most improved player with a rise of 973 rankings to world number 3,620 after winning the Torneo Amateur de Los Anaucos Golf Club in his homeland.

The Women

Performances of the week

Burnham and Cavin share Sugar Bowl

  • Americans Sarah Burnham and Sydney Cavin make significant moves on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after sharing victory in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate. They were announced joint winners with 5-under-par 211 totals. Michigan State player Burnham moves 36 places to 55th, while Louisiana State player Cavin jumps 549 spots to world number 928.

Spitz’s European pride

  • Austrian Emma Spitz became the pride of Europe when she took the individual title in the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain. Scores of 75, 74, 70 and 77 gave Spitz a two-shot victory, and helps her rise 21 places to 97th.

Henrikson and Ferrell win Westbrook

  • Sweden’s Emma Henrikson and Brooke Ferrell of the United States tied for first in the Westbrook Invitational after returning 5-under-par 211 totals. Henrikson, a student at San Diego State, rises 48 rankings to 64th, while University of Wisconsin player Ferrell makes a 50-ranking improvement to 164th.

Ree strikes gold

Robynn Ree
  • Robynn Ree of the United States advances 125 places this week to world number 75 with victory in the Gold Rush. The University of Southern California player was part of a USC one, two, three. She won by a shot over teammate Amy Lee with a 4-under-par 212 total. Tiffany Chan made it a USC top trio by finishing two shots behind Ree. Lee rises 42 spots to 132nd, while Chan improves two rankings to 16th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new faces in the world top 20, while Ashley Holder of the United States is the only top 50 riser with a move of one place to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Nicole Chin is the week’s most improved player with a 587-place jump to world number 2,075.
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