The Men

Performances of the week

McNealy/Luck gain cards

  • Former amateur world number ones Maverick McNealy and Curtis Luck have taken massive steps in their fledgling professional careers by gaining cards for the 2018 Tour. They were among the top 45 players after four rounds of the Qualifying School. McNealy, winner of the 2016 Mark H McCormack Medal as the world’s leading amateur, finished joint 10th. Luck, who topped the World Amateur Golf RankingTM before turning professional in April this year, finished tied for third. Lee McCoy, a member of the 2015 U.S. Walker Cup team, took the top card with a two-shot victory.

Kaewkanjana closes gap with All India win

  • Sadom Kaewkanjana of Thailand celebrates a 12-ranking rise to world number 32 following victory in the All India Amateur Championship. Kaewkanjana, already the second highest ranked Thai player, closes the gap to two spots on Thailand’s number one KK Limbhasut.

Aguilera Martin improves status with Baleares win

  • Spain’s Alejandro Aguilera Martin jumps 42 places this week to 144th on the WAGR table after winning the Copa Baleares in his homeland.

Top 50 movers

  • Finland’s Matias Honkala moves back into the top 50 with a one ranking rise to 50th. He is the only player to breach the top 50. There are no new top 20 risers this week.

Top 100 movers

  • Rasmus Hojgaard of Denmark climbs 20 places into the top 20 to 84th. American Trevor Lampson joins him by edging up one spot to occupy the 100th position.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Caden Fioroni of the United States is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,451 rankings to world number 3,943.

The Women

Performances of the week

Yoshida draws closer to top 100 with Baddeley win

  • Yuuri Yoshida improves 11 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 103rd thanks to an emphatic victory in the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. The Japanese player took the title by 12 shots with scores of 71, 70, 70 and 65 for a 16-under 276 total. Compatriot Sera Hasegawa was her closest pursuer. She took second spot on her own and earns her first WAGR ranking at world number 2,467.

Rossi capitalises in Montevideo

  • Argentina’s Valentina Rossi soars 384 places on this week’s WAGR table after winning the Abierto Ciudad de Montevideo in the Uruguayan capital. Rossi becomes the world’s 646thranked amateur.

Tseng lives the dream in Swinging Skirts

  • Tsai Ching Tseng of Taipei moves 35 places to 732nd by winning the Swinging Skirts Dream Cup in her homeland.

Top 20 movers

  • Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta is the only new top 20 player. She moves back into the top 20 with a one-ranking rise.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players join this week’s top 50. Yuka Saso of the Philippines advances seven positions to 45th. Australian Kirsty Hodgkins climbs 11 spots to 47th. Korean golfer Yujeong Son moves into the 50th spot by edging up one place.

Biggest ranking improvement

Korea’s Hye Lim Jo is the biggest riser by climbing 420 places to world number 1,308.

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