The Women

Performances of the week

Gustafsson-Spang sets East Carolina records

  • Frida Gustafsson-Spang’s victory in the Briar's Creek Invitational helped her set two University of East Carolina records. The Swede’s second straight victory following the 3M Augusta Invitational was her third of the 2015/16 college schedule to set the record for most victories in one season. It was also her sixth career victory to break a 10-year-old record for most wins by an East Carolina women golfer. Gustafsson-Spang returned an 8-under-par 208 at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek to defeat Clemson’s Lauren Stephenson by a shot. Gustafsson-Spang climbs 26 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 29th, while Stephenson improves 18 spots to 54th.

Boutier tames the Tiger

Celine Boutier
  • France’s Celine Boutier, the reigning Ladies’ British Amateur champion, rises four rankings this week to 13th with a commanding victory in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. The Duke University player won by 14 shots with an 8-under-par 208 total to set the 54-hole tournament record. 

Pattamakijsakul passes Doctor’s test

  • Thailand’s Thanya Pattamakijsakul improves 106 places this week following a three-shot victory in the Dr Donnis Thompson Invitational. Pattamakijsakul, a student at Texas A&M University, returned an 8-under-par 54-hole 208 total. She advances to world number 277.

Top 20 movers

  • Korea’s Eun-jeong Seong is the only new top 20 player. She edges up one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Germany’s Leonie Harm joins Gustafsson-Spang in this week’s top 50 with a 34-ranking rise to 41st.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • Malaysia’s Sarfina Vinota Seretharan takes that honour with a jump of 54 rankings to world number 1,867.

      The Men

        Performances of the week

        Wright wins Valspar, earns PGA Tour invite

        Zachary Wright
        • Zachary Wright will play in his first PGA Tour event after winning the Valspar Collegiate. The Louisiana State University player defeated Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips at the first extra hole after the pair tied on 2-under-par 211 totals. The victory earned Wright an invitation to next year’s Valspar Championship.
        • Wright climbs 29 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 43rd. Phillips advances 52 spots to 91st.

        McCoy moves closer to win record

        • Lee McCoy’s successful defence of the Linger Longer Invitational took him closer to the all-time University of Georgia win tally. McCoy’s sixth career victory takes him within one of the Georgia record of seven wins shared by Chris Kirk and Russell Henley. McCoy, who recently finished fourth in the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, recorded a one-shot victory over teammate Sepp Straka after posting a 9-under-par 207 total. He rises two rankings to world number four, while Straka jumps 80 places to 225th.

        Vivolo ends The Goodwin in style

        • American Luke Vivolo birdied two of the final three holes to win The Goodwin. It helped the University of California, Davis student break out of a tie with Oregon’s Aaron Wise. Vivolo’s 200 total, 10-under-par, was good enough for a one-shot win over Wise. Vivolo moves to 306th on this week’s ranking, a jump of 127 places. Wises strengthens his status as the world’s eighth best player.

        Top 50 movers

        • There are no new top 20 players, while Australia’s Curtis Luck joins Wright in the top 50 with a move of five places to 48th.

          Biggest ranking improvement

          • Germany’s Benedikt Thalmayr is the most improved player with a jump of 1,168 rankings to world number 3,105.
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