The Men

This week’s U.S. Open proves yet again that there’s a fine line between elite professionals and the top players on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM.

  • Eleven amateurs have qualified for this week’s championship at Oakmont Country Club. World number one John Rahm-Rodriguez leads the 11. The Spaniard qualifies as recipient of the Mark McCormack medal as the world’s leading amateur for the 2015 season. Other notable names in the draw include world top 10 players Sam Horsfield of England and American Charlie Danielson. Both players prepare to take on Oakmont after climbing six places on this week’s ranking. Horsfield moves to world number three, while Danielson rises to sixth.

Performances of the week

Sean Crocker of Zimbabwe jumps 17 places to 16th by winning the Monroe Invitational. The USC student took the title by four shots with a final round of 63, 7-under-par.

Terrazas improves status with home win

  • Aaron Terrazas of Mexico soars 826 rankings to world number 2,703 by winning the Campeonato Internacional de Aficionados in his homeland.

Top 20 movers

  • Six players join Crocker in the top 20. Scotland’s Grant Forrest moves eight places to 14th. Michael C. Johnson also rises eight places to 15th. Derek Bard, who qualified for this week’s U.S. Open, improves seven places to 17th. Scottie Scheffler also prepares for this week’s U.S. Open with a top 20 move, rising three spots to 18th. Frenchman Antoine Rozner finished third leading qualifier in the Amateur Championship and advances six rankings to 19th. Finally, Rico Hoey moves to 20th from last week’s position of 26th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Norwegian Ruben Pettersen is the week’s most improved player with a rise of 1,555 to world number 4,225.

The Women

Performances of the week

Law spearheads GB&I Curtis Cup win

Bronte Law
  • Bronte Law made history in the 39th Curtis Cup by becoming the first GB&I player, and only the second player in the match’s history, to win five points out of five. The English player contributed those five points to an 11 ½ – 8 ½ victory at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Ireland. The world number four joins American Stacy Lewis as the only players to win five points in a Curtis Cup match.

Doyon rides 66 to Porter Cup win

  • Canada’s Josee Doyon breaks into this week’s top 100 by winning the Porter Cup. The Quebec native returned a closing 5-under-par 66 to win. Her 3-under-par 210 total gave her a five-shot victory over Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines. Doyon rises 28 places to 79th. Superal climbs 24 rankings to 105th.

Veysseyre claims home title

  • Marion Veysseyre of France jumps 128 spots to 334th after winning the Championnat de France.

Choi maintains top 20 status with win

  • Korea’s Hye-jin Choi keeps her place in the world top 20 thanks to winning the Hosim Cup in her homeland. She is the world’s 17th best player.

Top 20 movers

  • American Bethany Wu is the only new top 20 player this week. Wu, who represented the United States in the Curtis Cup, edges up one spot to 20th.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new top 50 players this week, while Japan’s Minami Hiruta joins Doyon in the top 100. She rises two places to 98th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • France’s Marion Debove takes that honour with a 382-ranking rise to world number 991.
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