The Men

Performances of the week

Bauchou conquers Canada

  • Zachary Bauchou of the United States moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 40 after winning the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship. Bauchou won by a shot from fellow American Shintaro Ban after returning scores of 66, 70, 68 and 68 for an 8-under-par 272 around Toronto Golf Club.
  • The native of Forest, Virginia jumps 17 places this week to 36th. He also receives an invitation to next year’s Canadian Open. Ban rises eight places to 62nd. Third place Josh Whalen was the top Canadian and jumps 33 rankings to 225th.

Grehan lights up Mullingar to join top 50

  • Ireland’s Stuart Grehan climbs 13 places to 44th after a four-shot victory in the Mullingar Electrical Scratch Trophy. The Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player returned scores of 67, 67, 68 and 71 for a 15-under-par 273 total. Robin Dawson was second, and rises eight spots to 118th.

Denk scales Swiss peak

  • Luca Denk of Austria is the choice winner in a busy week of European national amateur championships. Denk won the Swiss International Amateur Championship at Golfclub Wylihof. He defeated France’s Thomas Le Berre in a playoff after the paid tied on 12 under par. Denk moves 124 rankings to 297th while Le Berre jumps 509 places to 1,458th.

Top 20 movers

  • Germany’s Maximilian Schmitt is the only new top 20 player with a rise of 11 rankings to 15th.

Top 50 movers

  • Fredrik Nilehn of Sweden and New Zealander Nick Voke join Bauchou and Grehan in the top 50. Nilehn improves 14 spots to 45th while Voke moves to 48th from 60th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Juan Sebastian Roa of Colombia makes the week’s biggest rise with a jump of 1,911 rankings to world number 3,500.

The Women

Performances of the week

Schubert joins top 40 with U.S. Amateur win

  • Sophia Schubert turned up for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Chula Vista, California as the 66th player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The 21-year-old left as the world’s 36th best player.
  • Not even world ranked number three Albane Valenzuela could deny Schubert the title. The University of Texas student defeated the Swiss player 6&5 for the biggest win of her career.
  • The Knoxville, Tennessee resident did not make a bogey in the first 21 holes of the scheduled 36-hole final. Along with her 30-ranking rise, Schubert receives invitations to this year’s Evian Championship and 2018 ANA Inspiration and Ricoh Women’s British Open.
  • Taipei’s Chia Yen Wu and Lilia Kha-Tu Vu of the United States lost in the semi-finals to Schubert and Valenzuela respectively. Kha-Tu Vu strengthens her status as the world’s fifth best amateur, while Yen Wu soars 707 rankings to world number 701.

Vlasinova rises on back of Czech win

  • Katerina Vlasinova improves 42 rankings this week to world number 213 after winning her home national amateur, the Czech International Amateur Championship. Vlasinova is the fifth highest ranked Czechoslovakian player on the WAGR table.

Top 20 movers

  • Haley Moore is the only new top 20 player this week. The American rises four places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Shannon Aubert of France and American Gabrielle Barker join Schubert in this week’s top 50. Aubert rises 36 spots to 47th, while Barker makes a two-ranking rise to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Chia Yen Wu’s semi-final appearance in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship makes her the week’s most improved player.


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