Langasque earns European Tour card
- Former Amateur champion Romain Langasque has earned a full card for the 2017 European Tour. The Frenchman, who defeated Scotland’s Grant Forrest at Carnoustie in 2015, finished ninth on the European Challenge Tour order of merit to earn one of the 15 cards off that money list.
- Forrest is one of six recent Amateur Championship finalists seeking to join Langasque via the European Challenge Tour, which starts November 12 at PGA Cataluyna Resort in Girona, Spain.
- Four champions take their place in the field, with 2014 winner Bradley Neil the most recent. Garrick Porteous, the 2013 champion, joins Neil along with 2008 champion Reinier Saxton and 2006 winner Julien Guerrier. Zander Lombard, runner-up to Neil, is also in the draw.
Performance of the week
Thornberry battles to become top Warrior
- American Braden Thornberry jumps 15 places to 66th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Warrior Princeville Makai Invite. The University of Mississippi player won by three shots with rounds of 71, 65 and 67 to post a 13-under 203 total.
Just what the doctor ordered
- Victory in the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic takes American Doc Redman to 179th on this week’s ranking, an improvement of 86 spots. Redman, a Clemson University student, was the only player in the field to break 200. His 15-under-par 198 total gave him a two-shot victory.
Top 100 movers
- There are no new top 20 or 50 players this week, while two players join the top 100. Cristobal Del Solar of Chile moves 14 places to 99th, and Australian Zach Murray makes a two-ranking improvement to 100th.
Biggest ranking improvement
- American William Wears makes the week’s biggest move, advancing 1,548 rankings to world number 2,045.
Performances of the week
Cosmopolitan trio roll in Little Rock
- Three players from three different nations make significant moves on this week World Amateur Golf RankingTM by sharing victory in the Little Rock Classic. Colombian Cynthia Diaz, Brenda Gonzalez of Mexico and Taiwan’s June Ting returned matching 2-over-par 218 totals at Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas to separate themselves from the rest of the field by one shot.
- University of Missouri student Diaz breaks into the top 300 with an 83-ranking move to 258th. Gonzalez, of the University of Central Arkansas, climbs 56 places to 610th, while Ting makes a 415-place improvement to world number 1,590.
Thitikul on top of the world
- Victory in the Singha Thailand Junior World Championships at the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course helps Atthaya Thitikul to a 22-ranking improvement. Thitikul took the title on home soil by one shot with scores of 77, 70, 72 and 71 for a 2-over 290 total. She becomes the world’s 349th best player.
Becker joins WAGR table in style
- American Julia Becker made an impressive move onto the WAGR table by winning the Rainbow Wahine Invitational. The previously unranked Sacramento State player won by a shot over Brigham Young’s Rose Huang after posting a 5-under-par 211 total. Becker joins the ranking at world number 2,688, while Huang rises three places to 232nd.
Biggest ranking improvement
- There are no new top 20, 50 or 100 players this week, while Gabi Oubre of the United States is the most improved player. She jumps 717 rankings to world number 759 after a 21st place finish in the Idle Hour Collegiate Championship.