The Women

Curtis Cup to highlight WAGR talent


Next month’s Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Ireland, will highlight the strength of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The match features seven players from the world top 10, 11 of the top 15, with only two players outside the world top 50.

World number one Hannah O’Sullivan leads the United States team to face Great Britain & Ireland June 10-12. She is the headline act in a team that includes three other top 10 players – Sierra Brooks (6), Mariel Galdiano (7) and Bailey Tardy (8). The other four U.S. team members are all within the world top 25.

World number two Leona Maguire, who preceded O’Sullivan at the top of the ranking, leads the GB&I team. Bronte Law (4) and Olivia Mehaffey (9) are the other world top 10 players. Three other GB&I players are in the world top 50. 

Performances of the week

Shipley crowned NCAA Division II champion

  • American Gabrielle Shipley finished the number one individual in the NCAA Division II Championship. The Grand Valley State student posted scores of 73, 70, 70 and 69 for a 6-under-par 282 total, and a one-shot victory. She jumps 308 places to 729th as a result.

Ricolfi wins in Milan

  • Italy’s Carlotta Ricolfi rises six places this week to 126th after winning the Citta di Milano Trofeo Gianni Albertini in her homeland.

Top 100 movers

  • There is no movement into this week’s top 20 or 50, while Slovenia Katja Pogacar is the only new top 100 player. She edges up one spot to 100th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Japan’s Rei Matsuda is the week’s most improved player with a rise of 564 rankings to world number 1,962.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Cantero Gutierrez closes on top 10

    Cantero Gutierrez
    • Ivan Cantero Gutierrez rises three places to 11th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Internationaux de France – Coupe Murat in Chantilly, France. The Spaniard took the title after defeating rising English star Marco Penge in a playoff. Cantero Gutierrez won at the second extra playoff hole after the pair had finished at 5-under-par. Penge improves his world status by 20 spots with a move to 70th.

    Sigg takes Tuscaloosa Regional

    • American Greyson Sigg breaks into this week’s top 100 after winning the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional. The University of Georgia player won by a shot with a 9-under-par 207 total. He jumps 61 rankings to 91st.

    Kelly conquers Kohler

    • Ohio State golfer Tee-K Kelly came out on top of the NCAA Kohler Regional to improve his world status by 120 rankings. He becomes the world’s 155th best player.

    Perras hits right notes in Nashville

    • Michael Perras of the University of Houston celebrates a rise of 233 rankings to world number 306 after winning the NCAA Nashville Regional. Perras returned a closing 66 for a 16-under-par 200 to win by two shots.

    Top 50 movers

      There are no new faces in this week’s top 20, while two players break into the top 50. American Davis Riley advances 15 places to 45th, while Scot Connor Syme moves three spots to 50th.

      Top 100 movers

      • Charles Huntzinger of the United States and Norwegian Kristoffer Ventura climb into the top 100. Huntzinger improves 51 places to 72nd, while Ventura becomes world number 88 after a 38-ranking rise.

      Biggest ranking improvement

      • England’s Phil Ridden makes the most dramatic move this week, rising 1,544 rankings to world number 4,114.
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