The Men

Performances of the week

De La Huerta takes gold in Taipei

  • Mexico’s Raul Pereda De La Huerta improves his status on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM courtesy of winning the gold medal in the Summer Universiade, the World University Championships, in Taipei. The Jacksonville University student compiled a 200 total after scores of 64, 69 and 67 gave him a two-stroke victory over Kazuki Higa of Japan. De La Huerta climbs 75 places on this week’s ranking to 201st, while Higa advances 21 spots to 77th.

Hamamoto gives Thailand double gold in Southeast Asian Games

  • Kosuke Hamamoto gave Thailand double gold in the South East Asian Games. Hamamoto matched compatriot Atthaya Thitikul, who took the gold medal in the women’s competition. Hamamoto rises 13 places to 131st on this week’s ranking as a result.

Fletcher earns WAGR status in style

  • Jamie Fletcher joins the World Amateur Golf RankingTM in style by winning the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Galway Golf Club. The previously unranked Warrenpoint golfer defeated David Kitt by one hole to take the title and earn WAGR status. He takes his place on the table at world number 3,561. Kitt also earns a WAGR spot. He joins this week’s ranking at world number 4,005.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Denmark’s Peter Launer Baek joins the top 50 with an 18-ranking rise to 43rd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Canada’s Todd Fanning is the week’s biggest riser with a jump of 1,798 rankings to world number 3,587 after winning the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship at Wascana Country Club in Regina. The Winnipeg resident defeated Steven Diack and Garrett Rank in a playoff after they tied on 10-under-par 274.

The Women

Performances of the week


  • Isobel Wardle improves her status on the World Amateur Golf RankingTMafter a dramatic come from behind victory in the English Women's Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Woodhall Spa. The 17-year-old began the final round six shots off the lead, but stormed to a six-under-par 67 around the Hotchin Course to win by a shot over 54-hole leader Dulcie Sverdloff.
  • Wardle’s three-under-par 289 gave her a second win in three weeks after victory in the English Girls’ Championship. She moves 46 places on this week’s ranking to 163rd. Sverdloff climbs 99 spots to 483rd.

Galdiano aces Summer test

  • United States Curtis Cup player Mariel Galdiano moves into the top 10 after winning the Summer Universiade, the World University Championships, in Taipei. The UCLA student returned scores of 67, 72 and 69 for a 208 total and a four-shot win over Taipei residents Hsuan Chen and Yu-Sang Hou.
  • Galdiano improves one place to 10th. Chen rises 56 spots to 689th, while Hou jumps 17 rankings to world number 99.

Thitikul takes gold in Southeast Asian Games

  • Atthaya Thitikul rises up the world order after winning the gold medal as individual champion in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur. The Thai golfer climbs 10 places to 93rd.

Top 20 movers

  • Dewi Weber of The Netherlands is the only new top 20 player. She moves back into the top 20 by edging up one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Two players join the top 50. A-Yean Cho of Korea climbs 15 rankings to 38th, while Italy’s Alessia Nobilio rises to 43rd from 52nd after winning the International Juniors of Belgium.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • England’s Melissa Wood is the most improved player with a jump of 739 rankings to 1,663.
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