The Men

Hume headlines Irish Open amateur trio

Jack Hume
  • Jack Hume was the headline act in a trio of amateurs invited to play in this week’s Irish Open at the K Club. Hume, ranked 10th on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, took his place in the €4 million European Tour event alongside Irish Amateur Open winner Colm Campbell. The world number 168 defeated Hume by a shot at Royal Dublin last week to earn his place in the European Tour event. John-Ross Galbraith, the reigning North of Ireland champion, rounded out the threesome. Galbraith is ranked 268th.

Performances of the week

Svensson wins on Skandia Tour

  • Sweden’s Marcus Svensson won the Skandia Tour Elit #1 tournament in his homeland and rises 18 places this week to world number 206.

Cox takes NCAA Division III title

  • Evan Cox of the United States is the new NCAA Division III champion. The Virginia Wesleyan student won a three-man playoff with a birdie at the first extra hole for his fourth win of the season. He jumps 488 places this week to become the world’s 2,421st ranked golfer.

Top 20 movers

  • Two Australians move into this week’s top 20. Cameron Davis rises four places to 17th, while Curtis Luck improves three rankings to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Italy's Guido Migliozzi is the only new top 50 player with a nine-rankings rise to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Alejandro Aguilera Martin of Spain is the week’s biggest mover with a jump of 1,298 rankings to world number 3,687.

The Women

Performances of the week

Mehaffey crowned Irish champion

Olivia Mehaffey
  • Olivia Mehaffey made amends for losing last year’s Irish Women's Close Championship by taking the title this year at Lahinch. Mehaffey defeated Louise Coffey by one hole to add the Irish title to wins this year in the Irish and Welsh Stroke Play Championships.
  • Mehaffey, ninth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, makes her debut in next month’s Curtis Cup.
  • Coffey jumps 390 rankings to world number 1,333 as a result of her runner-up finish.

Frydlova wins on Czech Tour

  • Kristyna Frydlova improves 25 places this week to 237th after winning the Czech Amateur Tour 2 tournament.

Ordian takes NCAA Division III title

  • Caroline Ordian of the United States climbs 513 rankings this week after being crowned NCAA Division III champion. The University of Redlands golfer won the rain-shortened championship with rounds of 73, 70 and 75 for a 2-over 218 total. She moves to world number 2,058.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Japan’s Minami Katsu is the only new top 50 entry. She rises 15 places to 44th.

Top 100 movers

  • Denmark’s Puk Lyng Thomsen is the only new face in the top 100. She climbs 17 rankings to 89th. She is the world’s second highest ranked Danish player behind world number 41 Caroline Nostrum.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Caroline Ordian’s 513-ranking improvement for winning the NCAA Division III Championship makes her this week’s most improved player.
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