The Men

Performances of the week

Win takes Hossler into top five

  • Beau Hossler moves back inside the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top five with his fourth win of the college season. Hossler made it four wins out of six this campaign with a two-shot victory in the Lamkin Grips SD Classic, his fifth career college win.
  • Scores of 69, 70 and 69 at San Diego Country Club gave Hossler an 8-under-par 210 total to beat Sam King of the University of New Mexico. Hossler rises one place, while Kim jumps 562 spots to 682nd.

Johnson wins Schenkel in playoff

  • Michael C. Johnson of the United States becomes the world’s 20th best player, a move of one ranking, by winning the Schenkel Invitational with a birdie on the second playoff hole. The Auburn University player defeated Will Gordon of Vanderbilt after they’d tied on 13-under-par 203 totals. Gordon improves 20 spots to 67th.

Veyret wins Italian Amateur

  • France’s Victor Veyret is the new Italian International Amateur champion after taking the title by four shots at Is Molas Golf Club. Veyret returned a 14-under-par 274 total, and climbs 134 rankings to 401st.

Top 20 movers

  • Michael C. Johnson is the only player to enter this week’s top 20.

Top 50 movers

  • Australian Harrison Endycott breaks into the top 50 with a one-ranking rise to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Italy’s Luca Cianchetti and Austin Eoff of the United States become world top 100 players. Cianchetti advances eight spots to 95th, while Eoff edges up one place to 100th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • South African Garrick Higgo is this week’s most improved player. Victory in the Northern Amateur Open in his homeland takes him 1,395 rankings to world number 780.

The Women

Performances of the week

Quihuis tames Wildcat

  • Krystal Quihuis of the United States overcame a stellar field to win the Arizona Wildcat Invitational. The University of Arizona player emerged a one-shot winner over Sweden’s Linnea Strom. Quihuis posted a 7-under-par 209 total after rounds of 68, 71 and 70. She jumps 62 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 60th. Strom, of rival Arizona State, moves two spots to eighth to strengthen her status as the top ranked Swedish amateur.

Hollis scales the Mountain

  • Opening rounds of 66 and 67 paved the way for American Jillian Hollis to cruise to victory in the Mountain View Collegiate. The University of Georgia player returned a closing level par 72 for an 11-under-par 205 total and a five-shot victory over Thailand’s Chayanit Wangmahaporn, an Iowa State player. Hollis improves 178 rankings this week to 123rd. Wangmahaporn benefits from a move of 281 places to become world number 443.

Swiss joy in Italy

  • Switzerland’s Rachel Rossel climbs 95 rankings this week to world number 365 after winning the Italian International Ladies Championship. Her 3-over-par 219 total gave her a one-shot victory over three players.

Top 20 movers

  • Korea’s Hye-jin Choi breaks into this week’s top 20 with a two-ranking rise to 19th.

Top 50 movers

Daniela Darquea
  • Three players enter the top 50 this week. Japan’s Nasa Hataoka advances 10 places to 43rd. Bianca Fabrizio of Italy also rises 10 places to become the world’s 46th best amateur. Finally, Ecuador’s Daniela Darquea climbs 11 spots to 47th.

Top 100 movers

  • Austria’s Emma Spitz joins Quihuis in the top 100 with an 11-ranking rise to 93rd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Samantha Martirez of the Philippines takes that honour this week with a jump of 558 places to world number 1,138.
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