The Men

Performances of the week

Langasque becomes world number six

Romain Langasque
  • Reigning Amateur Champion Romain Langasque warmed up for the Masters by winning the Spanish Amateur Championship to become the sixth best player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM . The Frenchman took the title at Royal Golf Club Sevilla with a 9&8 victory over England’s Scott Gregory. Langasque, who won the Amateur Championship at Carnoustie last year to claim his Masters spot, rises one place this week. Gregory climbs 75 spots to 35th.

Norwegian joy in Mexico

  • Aksel Olsen becomes Norway’s third highest ranked player with victory in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate tournament in Mexico. The University of South Florida player overcame a stellar field with scores of 68, 67 and 69 for a 9-under-par 204 total and a one-shot victory, his first in college golf. Olsen soars 582 rankings to world number 128.

Ross continues Scots dominance in South Africa

  • Craig Ross became the fourth Scottish player in six years to win the South African Amateur Championship. The 23-year-old defeated home favourite Dylan Naidoo 3&1. Ross jumps 27 to places 58th, while Naidoo improves 107 rankings to 271st.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, but three players join Gregory in the top 50. England’s Bradley Moore rises 15 places to 39th, Connor Syme of Scotland improves six spots to 46th, while American Collin Morikawa moves to 47th from last week’s ranking of 60th.

Top 100 movers

  • American Taylor Moore moves to world number 80, a rise of 22 places, after finishing joint second in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate tournament. Nick Voke of New Zealand advances 23 rankings to 98th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Andrew Paysse takes that honour by soaring 1,533 places to world number 3,248.

The Women

Performances of the week

Perez Sanmartin fights back in Spanish Amateur

Marta Perez Sanmartin


  • Spain’s Marta Perez Sanmartin moves 63 places to 32nd on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a comeback victory in the Spanish Ladies' Amateur Championship. Four down after seven holes, she fought back to take the title by one hole over France’s Chloe Salort, who improves 140 spots to 226th.

Kim storms to Hurricane win

  • American Hannah Kim rises 50 rankings to 36th after storming to victory in the Hurricane Invitational. Kim was never really challenged after taking the first round lead. Rounds of 67, 68 and 64 gave the Northwestern University player a 14-under-par 199 total and a five-shot victory.

Knight breaks from pack to win

  • Cheyenne Knight emerged from a tightly packed leaderboard to win the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The University of Alabama player returned a level par 213 total for a one-shot victory over four players. She jumps 169 places to world number 81.

Taylor snaps up first college win

  • Scotland’s Rachael Taylor earned her first college win in the SunTrust Gator Invite. The North Carolina State University student ran out a three shot-winner, and climbs 97 places to 145th.

Top 20 movers

  • American Andrea Lee is the only new top 20 player with a rise of one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Four players join Perez Sanmartin and Kim in the top 50. Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of Thailand advances 35 rankings to 21st. Italy’s Laura Lonardi rises 16 places to 41st. Chih-Min Chen of Taipei is 28 spots better off with a move to 46th. Sweden’s Emma Henrikson becomes world number 50 with a 14-ranking rise.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Venezuela’s Maria Andreina Merchant is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 559 places to world number 1,168.
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