The Men

Performances of the week

Wise crowned NCAA champion

Aaron Wise
  • Aaron Wise becomes the fifth highest ranked player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning college golf’s most important tournament. The University of Oregon student was crowned the individual winner of the NCAA D1 Championship. The American then helped his university win the team title for the first time.
  • After consecutive level par rounds of 70 at Eugene Country Club, Wise returned a 6-under-par 64 to stake his claim to the individual title. A closing 71 gave him a 5-under-par 275 and a two-shot victory over Rico Hoey. Austria’s Mattias Schwab, 2013 Amateur Championship runner-up, finished tied third with world number one Jon Rahm-Rodriguez.
  • Wise rises one place this week. Hoey jumps 31 places to 21st. Schwab moves one spot to 14th.

O’Rourke impresses on St Andrews debut

  • Conor O'Rourke soars up this week’s ranking after lifting the St Andrews Links Trophy. The 24-year-old Irishman was making his first visit to St Andrews, but wasn’t intimidated by the experience. He put together rounds of 65, 69, 71 and 70 for a 12-under-par 275 to deny talented Scottish teenager Sandy Scott the title by a shot. Walker Cup player Ewen Ferguson finished third.
  • O'Rourke jumps 299 rankings to 250th. Scott climbs 116 places to 215th. Ferguson moves to 41st from last week’s ranking of 56th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players, while Americans Noah Goodwin and Chase Koepka join Hoey and Ferguson in the top 50. Goodwin advances 87 places to 38th, while Kopeka edges up two spots to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Rhaasrikanesh Kanavathi of Malaysia is the week’s most improved player with a rise of 1,512 rankings to world number 3,527.

The Women

Maguire and Parra Luque swap places

Leona Maguire

Leona Maguire of Northern Ireland and Spain’s Maria Parra Luque swap places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Former world number one Maguire moves to second behind American Hannah O’Sullivan, with Parra Luque returning to third. Maguire and O’Sullivan will face each other in team action this week in the Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Dublin.

Performances of the week

Double celebration in German Girls

  • Sofie K Nielsen of Denmark and Germany’s Aline Krauter were declared joint winners of the German Girls Open Championship. Nielsen jumps 104 places to world number 728, while Krauter rises 290 spots to 748th.

Summers springs to Scottish success

  • Ailsa Summers jumps 301 rankings to world number 992 after winning the Scottish Womens Close Amateur Championship. The 22-year-old Carnoustie Ladies’ Golf Club member defeated 2014 champion Gabrielle MacDonald 2&1 in the 18-hole final at West Kilbride. MacDonald advances 65 spots to 754th.

Top 20 movers

  • Korea’s Eun-jeong Seong is the only new top 20 entry this week. She returns to the top 20 with a rise of two places to 20th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Haley Moore edges up one places to break into the top 50. She takes over 50th spot.

    Top 100 movers

    • Sathika Ruenreong of Thailand and American Elizabeth Szokol move into the top 100. They make identical rises of two rankings to 99th and 100th respectively.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • Taipei’s Tsai Ching Tseng makes the biggest move this week. She climbs 460 rankings to world number 2,061.
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