The Men

Performances of the week

DeChambeau impresses in European debut

Bryson DeChambeau
  • Bryson DeChambeau proved yet again that the gap between the best players on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM and elite professionals is not that large with an impressive performance in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, his first European Tour event. DeChambeau, ranked 4th in world, led after the opening round thanks to an 8-under-par 64. The 22-year-old suffered from a third round 78 that saw him drop down the leaderboard to joint 54th. That did not diminish the plaudits from Europe’s best, including Rory McIlroy, with whom he played in the third round. “He’s obviously a great player,” McIlroy said.

Endycott wins Lake Macquarie

  • Harrison Endycott birdied two of his last three holes to win the Lake Macquarie International Championship. Endycott, a member of Avondale Golf Club in New South Wales, began the final round one shot off the lead, but returned a closing 4-under-par 68 for a 12-under-par 276 to take the prestigious title by two shots. Endycott climbs 26 places this week to 73rd as a result.

Alvarez stands tall in Peru

  • Uruguay’s Juan Alvarez moves into the world top 40 after winning the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur in Peru. Alvarez returned a final round 2-under-par 70 for a 278 total, 10-under. He rises 18 spots to 35th.

Top 20 movers

  • China’s Cheng Jin is the only player this week to break into the top 20. He advances one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Bradley Moore joins Juan Alvarez in this week’s top 50. The England international climbs 19 rankings to world number 48 after placing equal third in the Lake Macquarie International Championship.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Chile’s Martin Valdes Bravo makes the biggest moves this week, jumping 1,472 rankings to world number 3,597.

The Women

Performances of the week

Choi impresses Down Under

  • Hye-jin Choi rises two places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after an impressive victory in the Lake Macquarie International Championship in Australia. A closing 8-under-par 65 gave the Korean a 13-under-par total of 279 and a three-shot victory over compatriot Min-Ji Park. Choi, who won last year World Junior Girls Championship in Canada, becomes the world’s 41st best amateur. Park jumps 228 rankings to 176th.

Garcia defends in Peru

Sofia Garcia
  • Paraguay’s Sofia Garcia climbs 180 places this week thanks to winning the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur for the second straight year. Garcia was involved in a shootout for the title along with three other players, but birdied the last for a closing 1-under-par 71 to break the deadlock. Her 7-under-par total of 271 gave her a one-shot victory over England’s Bronte Law, Magdalena Simmermacher of Argentina and Peruvian Lucia Gutierrez.
  • Garcia rises to 166th. Law strengthens her grasps on the world number three spot. Gutierrez climbs 31 places to 68th, while Simmermacher advances 53 rankings to become world number 200.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new faces in either the top 20 or 50 this week, while four players break into the top 100. American Talia Campbell rises seven places to 94th. Luo Ying of China also improves seven spots, moving to 95th. Avery George of the United States climbs six places to 97th. Finally, Swedish amateur Emma Henrikson becomes the world’s 98th best player with a move of six rankings.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Peru’s Maria Salinas takes that honour this week with a rise of 678 rankings to world number 1,669 after a seventh place finish in the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur.
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