The Men

Performances of the week

Luck caps banner season 

Curtis Luck
  • Curtis Luck capped off a fantastic season by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Korea. The number two player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM took the prestigious championship after posting scores of 70, 69, 70 and 67 for a 12-under-par 276 for a one-shot victory over compatriot Brett Coletta.
  • Luck arrived in Korea as reigning U.S. Amateur champion, and fresh from helping Australia win the World Amateur Team Championship. He strengthens his grip on the number two position behind Maverick McNealy, while Coletta joins the top 40 with a 30-place move to 37th.

McNealy follows in Tiger’s footsteps

  • Maverick McNealy joined Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers in Stanford golf history by winning the Nike Collegiate Invite at Colonial Country Club, McNealy’s opening event of the 2016-17 college golf season. The world’s number one player took the title by two shots over University of Oregon player Wyndham Clark to record his 11th college win. He ties Woods and Rodgers for most wins by a Stanford golfer.
  • McNealy is in his final year at Stanford, and has the rest of the season to break the record. Clark’s consolation prize is a jump of 111 rankings to world number 217.

Top 20 movers

  • Sean Crocker of Zimbabwe and Will Zalatoris join this week’s top 20. Crocker advances eight spots to 17th, while former U.S. Junior champion Zalatoris rises three places to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • England’s Bradley Moore and Jorge Garcia of Venezuela join Coletta in the top 50 with two-place rises. Moore moves to 49th, while Garcia becomes world number 50.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Canada’s Dylan Macqueen is the most improved player with a jump of 1,295 rankings to world number 4,494.

The Women

Performances of the week

Lee breezes to Windy City win

Andrea Lee
  • Andrea Lee of the United States climbs two places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to victory in the Windy City Collegiate Championship at the Glen View Golf Club in Glenview, Illinois. Lee birdied the final hole to take the title by a shot over Bailey Tardy of the University of Georgia. World number one Leona Maguire, who plays for Duke University, finished alone in third place.
  • Lee becomes the world’s number 12 player, while Tardy rises three places to sixth.

Whaley wins Cougar Classic

  • Kelly Whaley jumps 79 places on this week’s ranking to world number 174 after winning the Cougar Classic. The University of North Carolina player edged out South Carolina’s Katelyn Dambaugh by a shot after posting an 11-under-par 205 total. Dambaugh moves into the world top 10 with a one-ranking rise to 10th.

Italian joy in France

  • Italy’s Alessia Nobilio took top honours in the Internationaux de France. She lifted the Trophee Cecile de Rothschild after overcoming a strong field to move 12 rankings on this week’s table to 115th.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Chakansim Khamborn is the sole top 50 mover with a rise of two places to 50th.

Top 100 movers

  • Talia Campbell and Sarah Schmelzel of the United States join French player Morgane Metraux in the top 100. Campbell makes a four-ranking rise to 98th. Metraux edges up two spots to 99th, while Schmelzel advances three places to 100th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Stephanie Kyriacou of Australia makes the week’s biggest rise with a climb of 576 places to world number 2,229.
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