The Men

Performances of the week

Niemann closes in on world number one

  • Joaquin Niemann took a step closer to the number one spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with a comfortable victory in the Boys Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. The Chilean ran out a four-shot winner over Austin Eckroat after scores of 67, 70 and 67 gave him a 12-under-par 204 total. Niemann strengthens his grip as the world’s second best amateur behind Maverick McNealy. Eckroat makes a 45-ranking rise to 127th.

Stanger enters top 20 with ACC win

  • Jimmy Stanger climbs nine rankings this week to 13th after winning the ACC Championship. The University of Virginia player emerged from a four-way playoff with a birdie at the first hole after the quartet tied on 5-under-par 211. Ben Griffin, Paul McBride and Bryson Nimmer shared second place and make significant moves on this week’s ranking. Griffin rises 35 places to 334th, McBride advances 12 spots to 68th, while Nimmer moves to 220th from last week’s position at 245th.

Meyer storms to Kepler victory with 66

  • Dylan Meyer returned a closing 5-under-par 66 to break out of the pack and win the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate. Meyer, a University of Illinois student, took the title by five shots with a 2-under-par 211. He strengthens his grip as the world’s fifth best player.

Top 20 movers

  • Stanger is the only new top 20 player after his ACC Championship victory.

Top 50 movers

  • Australia’s Min Woo Lee is the only new face in this week’s top 50 with a five-ranking rise to 47th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Zackary Kaneshiro of the United States is the week’s most improved player. He jumps 1,808 rankings to world number 2,984.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    Linner wins French in all-Swedish final

    • Sweden’s Amanda Linner makes a significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after defeating compatriot Beatrice Wallin to win French Under 21 Championship, the Internationaux de France U21. Linner hoisted the Trophée Esmond at Saint-Cloud Golf Club on the outskirts of Paris after a comfortable 6&4 victory over her higher ranked international teammate. Linner breaks inside the world top 70 with an 85-ranking rise to 70th. Wallin enters the top 50 by improving 13 places to 50th.

    Dambaugh becomes world number five with SEC win

    Katelyn Dambaugh
    • American Katelyn Dambaugh but on a burst of speed down the stretch of the SEC Championship to steal the title from Spain’s Harang Lee. Dambaugh, a University of South Carolina student, returned a closing 6-under-par 66 to come from two behind University of Georgia player Lee to win by a shot with a 12-under-par 204 total.
    • Dambaugh rises five places to world number five, while Lee moves into the top 50 to 48th with a five-place improvement.

    Under par performance gives Kim Big 12 win

    • Dylan Kim of the United States jumps 19 places to 75th on this week’s ranking after winning the Big 12 Championship. The Baylor student was the only player to break par for 54 holes after posting a 2-under-par 214 for a three-shot victory.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Thailand’s Pimnipa Panthong joins Beatrice Wallin and Harang Lee in the top 50. Panthong climbs 24 spots to 44th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Blanca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio of Spain makes the week’s biggest move with a jump of 508 rankings to 828th.
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