The Women

Performances of the week

Mehaffey makes it a Welsh double

Olivia Mehaffey
  • Olivia Mehaffey completed a Welsh double when she successfully defended the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship at Conwy Golf Club. The Royal County Down member began the 54-hole tournament with a six-over 79 to stand two shots off the pace. However, she took control of the championship with a second round 68. A level par 73 in the final round helped her retain the title. She finished six shots ahead of Ireland’s Jessica Ross.
  • Mehaffey strengthens her status as the number nine player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, while Ross climbs 45 places to 306th.

Telfer romps to six-shot win

  • Kaleigh Telfer is the new Sanlam South African Stroke Play champion after romping to a six-shot victory. The 17-year-old posted consecutive scores of 74 before returning a tournament low 69 for a 1-over-par 217 total. Telfer jumps 38 places to world number 276.

Park wins Queen Sirikit Cup

  • Korea’s Hyunkyung Park rises six rankings his week after winning the Queen Sirikit Cup in her homeland. Park becomes the world’s 75th best player, and third highest ranked Korean.

Top 20 movers

  • Cheyenne Knight of the United States is the only player to break into this week’s top 20 with a move of 17 places to 16th.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players enter the top 50. Bianca Fabrizio of Italy, Germany’s Leonie Harm and American Anna Newell all improve three places to 48th, 49th and 50th respectively.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Japan’s Chinatsu Kobayashi is the week’s highest mover after rising 696 rankings to world number 1,863.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Alfie knows what it’s all about

    • Alfie Plant jumps 94 places to 93rd on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Lytham Trophy. The 23-year-old Englishman handled the strong winds and persistent rain that plagued Open Championship venue better than the rest of the field. He ran out a 7-shot winner after scores of 67, 73, 74 and 70 gave him a 4-over-par 284.

    Rahm-Rodriguez shows his class

    Jon Rahm-Rodriguez
    • Spain’s Jon Rahm-Rodriguez strengthens his grip on the world number one spot with a four-shot victory in the Pac-12 Championships. The Arizona State player was the only player in the field to break par in all four rounds, returning scores of 70, 66, 68 and 68 for a 12-under-par 272 total. Jordan Gumberg of the University of Arizona finished second, and soars 1,460 places to world number 2,015.

    Nolen stands tall in Big 12 Championship

    • American Stratton Nolen advances 857 rankings to 777th with victory in the Big 12 Championship. Nolen, an Oklahoma State student, took the title by one-shot over countryman Beau Hosler and France’s Paul Barjon after posting a 6-under-par 282 total. Hosler remains the world’s fourth best player, while Barjon advances 32 rankings to 118th.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 entries, while Thailand’s KK Limbhasut and Rico Hoey of the United States join the top 50. Limbhasut rises 14 spots to 49th, while Hoey edges up four places to 50th.

    Top 100 movers

    • Three players join Plant in the top 100. Australians Travis Smyth and Brett Coletta move 33 and 17 places respectively to 73rd and 94th, while Doug Ghim of the United States improves nine places to 98th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Gumberg’s second place finish in the Pac-12 Championships makes him the week’s biggest mover.
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