The Women

Performances of the week

Superal continues winning ways

Mary Superal
  • Princess Mary Superal began 2016 the way she finished 2015 – with a win. The Philippines amateur won three consecutive tournaments to end 2015. She started this season by winning the Hong Kong Ladies Open Amateur Championship. She did it in style, too. The 18-year-old started the final round tied for the lead but returned a 6-under-par 66 to post an 11-under-par 205 total to win by four shots. Superal rises 23 rankings this week to 151st.

Hou finds joy Down Under

  • Taipei’s Yu-Chiang Hou made the best of her second trip to Australia by winning the Victorian Junior Masters. A course record equalling 68 in the first round helped Hou’s cause. Further scores of 75, 71 and 76 gave her a one-shot victory. She climbs 141 rankings this week to world number 396.

Constantino cruises to eight-shot win

  • Harmie Nicole Constantino is the new Philippine Amateur champion after an emphatic victory in her national championship. She was the only player in the field to break par for 72 holes. Scores of 73, 67, 71 and 72 gave her a 5-under-par total of 283 and an eight-shot winning margin. She improves 143 places this week to world number 391.

Top 20 movers

  • Karen Chung of the United States is the only new player in this week’s top 20. She edges up one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players break into the top 50. Taipei’s Ya-Chun Chang rises 15 places to 43rd. Minami Katsu of Japan improves two spots to 49th, while Spanish amateur Fatima Fernandez Cano occupies 50th with a two-ranking gain.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Australia’s Zahara Lemon take that honour with a jump of 451 places to world number 1,949.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Wise masters Royal Melbourne

    Aaron Wise
    • Aaron Wise justified his status as the highest ranked player in the Master of the Amateurs by winning the prestigious title over Royal Melbourne’s West Course. The University of Oregon student entered the tournament ranked eighth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. He put together a 5-under-par 283 total after scores of 67, 77, 68 and 71. It gave him a two-shot victory over England’s Jonathan Thomson.
    • Wise moves up two places this week to sixth while Thomson rises 236 spots to 166th.

    Jones crashes New Year’s party

    • Jimmy Jones survived a four-man playoff to capture the New Year’s Invitational at St Petersburg Country Club. Jones began the final round four shots off the lead, but returned a 2-under-par 70 to post a 9-under-par 279 total and get into a playoff. Jones holed a six-foot birdie putt at the second extra hole to take the title. He jumps 145 rankings this week to 363rd.

    Artac birdies last to win Saguaro

    • A birdie at the final hole gave Wes Artac the Saguaro Amateur trophy. The Kingswood, Texas resident won by a shot over Nick Hardy after recording a 72-hole 207 total, 9-under-par. He moves 239 places to 362nd.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Nick Hardy’s seven ranking rise to 46th after finishing runner-up in the Saguaro Amateur makes him the only new top 50 face.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Kyle Shealy is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,425 rankings to world number 3,724.
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