The Women

Performances of the week

NCAA win takes Elena Carta into top 15

  • Virginia Elena Carta breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15 after taking the individual title in the NCAA Womens Medal Championship. The Italian posted four sub-70 scores, the only player to do so, in a dominant performance that saw her win by eight shots. The Duke University player recorded rounds of 69, 68, 66 and 69 at Eugene Country Club in Oregon for a 16-under-par 272 total. She jumps 54 places this week to world number 15.
  • Dewi Weber of The Netherlands and American Haley Moore finished joint second. Weber breaks into the world top 40 with a rise of 33 rankings to 38th. Moore improves 39 spots to 51st.

French joy in St Rule Trophy

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard
  • Pauline Roussin-Bouchard of France celebrates a seven-ranking rise to 46th after winning the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews. Roussin-Bouchard edged compatriot Anais Meyssonnier by a shot after posting a 13-under-par 213 total. Meyssonnier climbs 32 places to 314th.

Ricolfi reigns in Italy

  • Carlotta Ricolfi breaks into the world top 90 after winning the Italian Ladies Stroke Play Championship – Isa Goldschmid Trophy. The Italian amateur improves 33 spots to 87th.

Top 20 movers

  • Elena Carta is the only new top 20 player this week.

Top 50 movers

  • Americans Anna Newell and Lauren Kim join Weber and Roussin-Bouchard in the top 50. Newell moves 11 rankings to 47th, while Kim takes 50th spot after an improvement of four places.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Italian Sara Berselli is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 602 rankings to world number 2,150.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Course record helps Australian conquer Scotland

    • Australian Cameron John rode a course record 63 to win the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship at Gullane. The 17-year-old from Melbourne began with opening rounds of 71 and 67 before posting his 8-under-par round. He added a final round 3-under-par 68 to post a 15-under-par 269 total. He ran out a four-shot winner over home favourite Grant Forrest and Ireland’s Stuart Grehan.
    • John moves to 153rd on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM from last week’s position at 261st. Forrest, runner-up in last year’s Amateur Championship, advances six places to 22nd. Grehan jumps 31 spots to 90th.

    Vecchi Fossi wins Italian Stroke Play

    • Jacopo Vecchi Fossi of Italy jumps 17 places to 58th after winning his national stroke play championship. Vecchi Fossi lifted the Franco Bevione Trophy for winning the Italian Amateur Stroke Play.

    Ellis cruises to Lagonda title

    Harry Ellis
    • England’s Harry Ellis won the Lagonda Trophy by six shots at Gog Magog Golf Club, and climbs 119 rankings this week to 637th.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 players, while American Davis Shore is the only new top 50 entry. He rises nine places to 46th.

    Top 100 movers

    • Craig Howie of Scotland joins Ireland’s Stuart Grehan in the top 100. Howie creeps inside the century mark to 99th with a 12-ranking rise after a fourth place finish in the Scottish Open Stroke Play.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Santeri Lehesmaa of Finland takes the honour of most improved player with a 1,468-ranking jump to world number 3,104.






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