The Women

Performances of the week

Law sets UCLA record

Bronte
  • Bronte Law’s victory in the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice set a record for most wins by a UCLA player. It was her seventh victory, beating the previous record of six held by Kay Cockerill. Rain forced cancellation of the final round, and Law was declared winner after rounds of 70 and 65 gave her a 7-under-par 135 total, five shots ahead of Andrea Lee and Georgia Lacey.
  • Law strengthens her number two spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM behind Leona Maguire. Lee advances five places to seventh, while Lacey climbs 114 spots to 531st.

Kupcho finds comfort in Ruth’s event

  • Jennifer Kupcho jumps 14 rankings to 21st after a comfortable win the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invite. A 15-under-par 201 total gave the Wake Forest student a six-shot victory over University of Alabama player Lauren Stephenson, who rises 11 places to 26th.

Castren rises to the Challenge

  • Finland’s Matilda Castren moves to 35th, a rise of 10 places, with a record-breaking victory in the Jim West Challenge. Castren, who plays for Florida State, recorded a 13-under-par 203 total for a one-shot victory over Thailand’s Pimnipa Panthong. It was Castren’s sixth victory for Florida State, setting a school record for most wins. Kent State’s Panthong moves 284 places to 673rd.

Top 20 movers

  • Thailand’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn is the only new top 20 player, moving up one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Thai representation also improves in the top 50. Paphangkorn Tavatanakit rises six places to 47th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • England’s Kirsty Beckwith is the most improved player. She jumps 522 rankings to world number 2,163 after winning the Quinnipiac Classic, her first win in U.S. college golf for St John’s University.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Huntzinger breaks Bank to break into top 40

    • American Charles Huntzinger breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 40 with an impressive victory in the Bank of Tennessee @ Blackthorn tournament in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The Penn State student returned scores of 66, 68 and 69 for a 13-under-par 203 total and a two-shot victory over three players. Huntzinger advances nine places to 39th.

    Norton wins PING Invitational

    Noah
    • A pair of 69s helped American Noah Norton to a three-shot victory in the PING Invitational at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Chico, California resident sandwiched a level-par 72 between two three-under scores to record a 210 total, 6-under. He took the title from U.S. Junior Ryder Cub player Noah Goodwin. Norton climbs 225 spots this week to 378th, while Goodwin breaks into the top 10 with a five-ranking rise to ninth.

    Kumpula and Taek Lee share MacKenzie spoils

    • American Conner Kumpula and Ki Taek Lee of Canada were declared joint winners of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. Both returned three sub-69 scores, including matching second round 64s, to finish at 15-under-par 198 totals. Lee, of Arizona State, improves 191 spots to 507th, while Oregon State player Kumpula makes a 225-ranking improvement to 378th.

    Top 20 movers

    • Collin Morikawa of the United States is the only new top 20 player. He rises four places to 18th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Two players move into this week’s top 50. American Jimmy Stanger advances four places to 49th, while Scotland’s Craig Ross edges up one spot to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Uruguay’s Miguel Reyes Viacava is the week’s biggest mover. He jumps 1,350 rankings to world number 2,887.
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