The Women

Performances of the week

Kawinpakorn moves into top 20

  • Yupaporn Kawinpakorn’s emphatic victory in the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational moves her into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20. Kawinpakorn, the world’s highest ranked Thai player, cruised to a five-shot victory with a 6-under-par 210 total. The University of Kansas player moves seven places to 14th.

Schmelzel beats weather for first win

  • University of South Carolina player Sarah Schmelzel handled the winds that blew over the Bryan Park Champions Course in Browns Summit, North Carolina better than the rest of the field to earn her first college victory. Schmelzel’s 3-over-par 219 total gave her a two-shot victory, and helps her climb 63 rankings to 122nd

Sharp slices through Clemson field

  • Katie Sharp advances 175 places to 253rd after picking up her first college victory. The Michigan State player returned an 8-under-par 208 total in the Clemson Invitational for a two-shot win.

Belgian joy in France

  • Belgium’s Clarisse Louis lifted the Trophee Edmund for winning the Internationaux de France U21. Louis improves 217 spots to 239th.

Top 20 movers

  • Spanish pair Ana Pelaez Trivino and Fatima Fernandez Cano join Kawinpakorn in the top 20. Pelaez Trivino improves 13 spots to 18th, while Fernandez Cano rises 15 places to 20th after sharing victory in the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate with two other players.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players join the top 50. Italy’s Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso advances 19 places to 41st. American Alessandra Liu jumps 50 rankings to 42nd, while compatriot Anna Newell edges up three spots to 49th.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • American Cara Barker is the most improved player with a rise of 488 places to world number 1,506.

      The Men

        Performances of the week

        Horsfield wins third college title

        Sam Horsfield
        • Sam Horsfield didn’t take long to settle into college golf. The Englishman earned his third win in his first season when he triumphed in the Mason Rudolph Championship. The University of Florida player returned a closing 5-under-par 66. His 7-under 206 gave him a two-shot victory. Horsfield moves two places to world number nine as a result.

        Hossler nears Crenshaw record

        • Beau Hossler earned his fifth win of the college season, his sixth career victory, in the 3M Augusta Invitational to take a step closer Ben Crenshaw’s 1972 record. The University of Texas player needs two more wins to tie Crenshaw’s Texas record of seven wins in one season. Hossler was the only player in the field to break 70 in all three rounds. Scores of 68, 68 and 69 gave him an 11-under-par total of 205, good enough for a two-shot victory. Hossler is now the world’s fourth best amateur after edging up one spot.

        Whaley takes Clemson title

        • Vincent Whaley climbs 48 rankings this week to 131st after winning the Clemson Invitational. The Georgia-Tech player ran out a two-shot winner over France’s Robin Scot-Siegrist of the University of Louisville. Scot-Siegrist, a quarter-finalist in last year’s Amateur Championship, breaks into the top 50 with an improvement of eight rankings to 45th.

        Top 20 movers

        • American Charlie Danielson is the only new top 20 player with a move of three places to 20th.

          Top 50 movers

          • Norway’s Aksel Olsen joins Scot-Siegrist in the top 50 with a jump of 40 spots to 48th.

          Biggest ranking improvement

          • France’s Guillaume Fanonnel takes that accolade with a move of 1,250 rankings to world number 1,153.
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