The Women

Performances of the week

Vu makes history in PAC-12

Lilia Vu
  • Lilia Vu makes yet another rise up the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with her fourth consecutive tournament victory to set a UCLA women’s golf record. The second-year student romped to a six-shot win in the PAC-12 Championship to become the first player in UCLA women’s golf history to win four consecutive tournaments.
  • Scores of 71, 66 and 72 gave her a 7-under-par 209 to better teammate Mariel Galdiano by six strokes. Vu rises four places on this week’s ranking to 12th. Curtis Cup player Galdiano makes a one-ranking rise to eighth.

Choi strengthens world number two status

  • Korea’s Hye-jin Choi strengthens her status as the world’s second best amateur behind Leona Maguire with victory in the Neighbors Trophy Team Championship in Taipei. The reigning Canadian Women’s Amateur champion took the title for the second consecutive year.

Edberg conquers the West

  • Sweden’s Martina Edberg makes a one-ranking rise to 37th with victory in the Big West Championships. The CSU Fullerton student ran out a one-shot winner over American Jakeishya Le with a 6-under-par 210 total. Le rises 34 spots to 352nd.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new players in this week’s top 20, while Jillian Hollis of the United States joins the top 50 by edging up one spot to 50th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Australia’s Jihye Park makes the week’s biggest move with a jump of 1,159 rankings to world number 288.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Tosti strengthens top spot

    Alejandro Tosti
    • Alejandro Tosti climbs 14 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to strengthen his status as the world’s top Argentinean amateur. Victory in the SEC Conference Championship takes him to 19th.
    • The University of Florida player won at the second hole of a sudden death playoff with Patrick Martin of Vanderbilt University after the pair tied on 10-under-par 200. Martin rises seven spots to 30th as a consolation.

    Clark stands out in PAC-12

    • Wyndham Clark was the only player to break par in all three rounds of the Pac-12 Championships to run out a three-stroke winner. Scores of 69, 68 and 69 around the par-70 Boulder Country Club in Colorado gave the University of Oregon player a 4-under, 206 total. He improves 12 rankings to 36th.

    Hanna handles elements in Big-12

    • Chase Hanna handled the tough elements of the Big-12 Championship to win by a shot. Strong winds and cold temperatures along with a tough par-70 Prairie Dunes course in Kansas made scoring difficult. That much was obvious from Hanna’s 7-over-par winning total of 287. The University of Kansas player bounced back from an opening 78 to post scores of 69, 70 and 70. He jumps 171 rankings this week to 323rd.

    Top 20 movers

    • Americans Doug Ghim and Nick Hardy join Tosti in the top 20. Ghim rises 12 places to 16th, while Hardy makes a one-ranking rise to 20th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Scott Harvey of the United States and Scotland’s Craig Howie move into the top 50. Harvey improves nine places to 47th, while Howie climbs five spots to 48th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Akmin Akmin of Indonesia is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,649 rankings to world number 4,279.
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