The Women

O’Sullivan becomes world number one


America Hannah O’Sullivan is the new number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion swaps places with Leona Maguire, who drops to world number two.

Performances of the week

Law and Tardy set trend

  • England’s Bronte Law and Bailey Tardy of the United States won the NCAA Bryan Regional in a week of shared victories in college golf’s NCAA Regional Championships. They led the field with 7-under-par 209 totals to win by a stroke. UCLA player Law remains the world’s fourth best amateur. Tardy, a University of Georgia student, improves one place to ninth.

Three share spoils at Shoal Creek

  • Three players won the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional. Finland’s Matilda Castren (Florida State) and Americans Marianne Li (California) and Janet Mao (Northwestern) shared victory with 4-over-par 220 totals. Castren moves 12 rankings to 27th. Li climbs 187 spots to 189th, while Mao jumps 343 places to 655th.

Szokol & Wong fly high in Stanford Regional

  • Americans Elizabeth Szokol and Andrea Wong headed proceedings in the NCAA Stanford Regional. They earned a one-shot victory with 4-under-par 209 totals. Wong (UC Davis) moves to 84th from 141st, while Szokol (Virginia) improves 49 places to world number 117.

Dambaugh bucks the trend

  • Katelyn Dambaugh bucked the shared winner trend in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. A 9-under-par 207 total gave her a three-shot victory. The University of South Carolina player rises seven places to 12th.

Top 20 movers

  • American Mika Liu joins the top 20 with a rise of one place to 20th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Ali Green is the most improved player with a jump of 600 rankings to world number 1,976 after winning the NCAA D2 Super Region 1.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Campbell denies Hume to win Irish

    Colm Campbell
    • Colm Campbell upset the form chart with an impressive victory in the Irish Amateur Open Championship. Campbell won his national championship despite a Walker Cup player breathing down his neck. The Warrenpoint member returned scores of 69, 68, 66 and 70 at Royal Dublin for a 16-under-par 272 total to deny Jack Hume the title by a shot.
    • Campbell’s previous big win came in the 2014 East of Ireland Championship, but the 29-year-old wasn’t expected to better world number 10 Hume, a member of last year’s victorious Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team. He did just that to jump 126 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 168th. Germany’s Maximilian Boegel finished alone in third and climbs 111 rankings to 383rd.

    Olsen realises the American Dream

    • Norway’s Aksel Olsen continued his impressive performance in U.S. college golf with victory in The American Championship at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Florida. The University of South Florida student took the title by a stroke over University of Memphis player Thomas Perrot after scores of 70, 70 and 69 gave him a 7-under-par 209 total. Olsen improves his status as the world’s highest ranked Norwegian with a move of one place to 33rd. Perrot rises six places to 76th.

    Top 100 movers

    • There are no new faces in the world top 20 or 50, while Marco Penge is the only new top 100 player. The England International jumps 14 places to 89th after a fourth place finish in the Irish Amateur Open Championship.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • That honour goes to Ireland’s Jack McDonnell. He jumps 1,494 rankings to world number 3,996 after finishing equal 25th in the Irish Amateur Open Championship.
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