The Women

Performances of the week

Landfall win takes Kupcho into top 20

  • Jennifer Kupcho of the United States breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20 after winning the Landfall Tradition. The Wake Forest student took the victory thanks to a second round 6-under-par 66, the low round of the tournament. She sandwiched scores of 73 and 68 around that 66 for a 9-under 207 total to win by three shots over August Kim of Purdue. Kupcho rises seven places to 16th, while Kim breaks into the top 50 with a 10-ranking rise to 50th.

Ree hits heights in Hawaii

Robynn Ree
  • Robynn Ree of the United States breaks into the top 40 after winning the Nanea PAC 12 Preview in Hawaii. Ree, a University of Southern California student, won by two shots over U.S. Curtis Cup player Mariel Galdiano with a 6-under-par 213 total after scores of 70, 73 and 70. She improves 11 spots to 39th, while Galdiano breaks into the top 10 with a four-place rise to seventh.

Uriell rides career best to victory

  • A perfect start gave Alana Uriell victory in the UTSA Maryb S Kauth Invitational. The University of Arkansas student fired a career best 7-under-par 65 in the opening round, and added scores of 68 and 71 to win her first college tournament. Her 12-under-par 204 total gave her a two-shot victory over teammate Kaylee Benton. Uriell climbs 34 spots to 72nd, while Benton jumps 91 rankings to 264th.

Top 20 movers

  • Kupcho is the only new top 20 player.

Top 50 movers

  • August Kim’s move to 50th makes her the only new face in the top 50.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Japan’s Chika Sawada makes the week’s biggest move with a 485-ranking rise to world number 506.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Baylor players dominate Royal Oaks

    • Baylor University players dominated the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate to win the team title by 32 strokes. Braden Bailey and Matthew Perrine spearheaded the charge by sharing individual honours. They were the only two players to break 70 in all three rounds, recording matching 10-under-par 203 totals. Teammate Hunter Shattuck finished tied for third place along with Pepperdine’s Roy Cootes, three shots off the pace.
    • Bailey breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 60 with a 15-place rise to 54th. Perrine climbs 48 rankings to 299th. Shattuck advances 87 spots to 389th, while Cootes jumps 72 places to 749th.

    Tosti the toast of Tavistock

    • Alejandro Tosti breaks into the top 50 with victory in the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth Golf Club in Windermere, Florida. The University of Florida student returned scores of 70, 65 and 73 for an 8-under-par 208 to better Vanderbilt University players Matthias Schwab and Patrick Martin by one shot.
    • Tosti improves his status as the world’s highest ranked Argentinean with a 10-place improvement to 43rd. Schwab, from Austria, strengthens his world number four ranking. American amateur Martin joins Tosti in the top 50 by rising 12 places to 45th.

    Knowles and Saulo share at the Valley

    Ilari Saulo
    • Philip Knowles of the United States and Finland’s Ilari Saulo were declared joint winners of the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational after tying on 13-under-par 203 totals. Middle Tennessee State student Saulo fired the tournament’s low score, a second round 7-under-par 65. He climbs 98 places to world number 442. North Florida player Knowles rises 79 rankings to 437th.
    Carrete holds nerve for first college win
    • Mexico’s Eduardo Carrete held his nerve to win the St Mary’s Invitational. The St Mary’s student pulled his second shot into a greenside bunker on the last hole, and had to hole a four-footer for par to eke out a one-shot victory. It was the Queretaro, Mexico native’s first win in college golf. He improves 129 rankings to world number 1,225.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • There are no movements into the top 20, 50 or 100 this week, while American Brian Humphreys is the most improved player. He jumps 1,424 rankings to world number 4,597.
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