The Men

Performances of the week

  • The Masters proved yet again that the line between elite amateurs and top professionals is very thin, with two amateurs making the 36-hole cut. Reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad pipped World Amateur Golf RankingTM number one Curtis Luck to earn low amateur honours.
  • Hagestad returned scores of 74, 73, 74 and 73 for a 6-over-par 294 to finish equal 36th, 10 places above Luck. Hagestad jumps 495 rankings this week to 213th.

Suh soars at Western

  • American Justin Suh climbs 60 spots to 106th after a comfortable victory in the 71st Annual Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, California. The University of South California student won by four shots with rounds of 68, 67 and 70 for a 5-under-par 205 total.

No luck needed in Irish for Del Solar

  • Chile’s Cristobal Del Solar didn’t have to rely on luck to win the Irish Creek Intercollegiate, just a near flawless second round 65. The Florida State player only dropped one shot in his second round effort. He sandwiched scores of 72 and 68 around his 65 to earn a one-shot victory with an 8-under-par 205 total. He joins the top 50 with a seven-ranking rise to 48th.

Top 20 movers

  • Americans Rico Hoey and Dawson Armstrong join the top 20. Hoey rises two places to 19th, while Armstrong moves three spots to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Wyndham Clark of the United States and Ireland’s Stuart Grehan join Del Solar in the top 50. Clark improves two rankings to 49th, while Grehan moves four places to 50th ranking by winning the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • South African Jayden Schaper jumps 2,136 rankings to world number 2,880 after victory in the South African Boys U19 Championship.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    • Italy’s Roberta Liti climbs 103 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 390th with victory in the PING ASU Invitational. Liti used home course advantage to take the title since the event was hosted by her Arizona State University golf team. Back-to-back 68s followed by a 69 gave Liti a 10-under-par 206 total and a one-shot victory over teammate Monica Vaughn, who strengthens her grasp on the world number 14 spot.

    Sasikarn earns maiden win with career best round

    • Thailand’s Somboonsup Sasikarn earned her first college win by carding a career best 4-under-par 68 in the weather-shorted Web.com Intercollegiate at Marsh Landing Golf Club in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The Texas State player added a level par 72 and took the title by four shots when the third round was cancelled due to inclement weather. She jumps 182 rankings this week to world number 1,215.

    Kim wins Australian Girls’ Amateur

    • Grace Kim advances 464 rankings to 434th by winning the Australian Girls’ Amateur Championship at Port Kembla Golf Club. Kim birdied the final hole to pip New South Wales teammate Hannah Park by a shot. She finished on 5-under-par 287 after scores of 74, 68, 73 and 72. Park moves 509 places to 1,436th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Mexico’s Maria Fassi is the only new top 50 player with a one-ranking rise to 50th. There are no new top 20 players.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Janet Yeo of the United States is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 517 rankings to world number 1,945.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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