Performance of the week
Burns refines his world status
- Sam Burns of the United States moves into the top 50 of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with victory in the Western Refining College All-America tournament. The Louisiana State University player returned scores of 67, 68 and 66 for a 12-under-par 201 total. It gave him a three-shot victory over University of Southern California player Justin Suh. Burns becomes the world’s 49th ranked player with a five-ranking move. Suh moves into the top 200 by climbing 17 places to 200th.
Machado continues Brazilian dominance
- Herik Machado improved his status as Brazil’s highest ranked player with victory in the Campeonato Argentino de Aficionados. He defeated Argentina’s Andres Schonbaum by two holes to takes the prestigious title. Machado jumps 55 places this week to world number 237 as a result. Schonbaum makes a 114-ranking improvement to world number 382.
Top 20 movers
- Former U.S. Junior champion Will Zalatoris is the only new face in this week’s top 20. He edges up one spot to 20th.
Top 50 movers
- Three players join Burns in the top 50. Scotland’s Craig Ross moves to world number 47 after a four-ranking move. Alfie Plant of England takes up 48th spot with a rise of three places. Anthony Quayle of Australia occupies 50th place after improving three rankings.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Colombia’s Juan David Pardo is the week’s most improved player after a jump of 1,017 rankings to world number 3,749.
Performances of the week
Anand follows in Ashok’s footsteps
- India’s Amrita Anand signalled she might have the game to follow in Aditi Ashok’s footsteps with victory in the Albatross International Junior Championship in her homeland. Anand jumps 65 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 1,124th. Her win was fitting considering it came in the same week Ashok became the first home winner of the Hero Women’s Indian Open on the Ladies European Tour. Ashok is India’s most successful Indian woman golfer. She was the first from her country to win both the St Rule Trophy and Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
Del Rosario reigns in Malaysia
- Pauline Del Rosario improves her status as the second highest ranked player from the Philippines with victory in the Melaka Amateur Open in Malaysia. She improves 13 places to world number 237. Only world number 184 Yuka Saso is ranked above her.
Top 100 movers
- There are no new top 20 or 50 players this week, while two players break into the top 100. American Lydia Gumm and Harang Lee of Spain both make three-ranking moves to 98th and 99th respectively
Biggest ranking improvement
- Francisca Vargas of Chile makes the biggest move of the week by winning the Abierto Las Brisas de Santo Domingo in her homeland. She jumps 572 rankings to world number 2,140 to become Chile’s sixth best woman amateur.