The Women

Performances of the week

Metraux becomes Swiss number two

Morgane Metraux
  • Morgane Metraux becomes the second highest ranked Swiss player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Seminole Match Up. The Florida State player returned scores of 70, 67 and 68 over the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee, Florida for an 11-under-par 205 total. She won by three shots.
  • Metraux rises 15 places on this week’s table to 53rd to overtake Azelia Meichtry as Swiss number two. Albane Valenzuela remains the world’s highest ranked Swiss player at number three on the WAGR table.

Peng rises to UCF Challenge

  • Taipei’s Chieh Jessica Peng climbs 26 places this week to 125th by winning the UCF Challenge. Peng, a student at Mississippi State University, posted scores of 66, 65 and 74 for a 205 total, 11-under, and a one-shot victory. Peng becomes the second highest ranked Taipei player behind world number 85 Ya-Chun Chang.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Peruvian Maria Torres and Martina Edberg of Sweden join the top 50. Torres advances five rankings to 47th, while Edberg climbs 16 places to 49th.

Top 100 movers

  • Three players join the world top 100. Nadine White of Australia rises 11 places to 92nd. Sweden’s Louise Ridderstrom jumps 14 spots to 99th, while Laura Fuenfstueck of Germany becomes the 100th best player by edging up one spot.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • American Faith Summers earns that accolade this week by moving 451 rankings to world number 2,082 after finishing joint 38th in the UCF Challenge.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Catherine the great conquers South Africa

    • Edgar Catherine became the second French winner of the South African Stroke Play Championship in three years when he took the title at Kingswood Golf Estate in George. Catherine followed 2015 champion Ugo Coussaud – the first French winner, into the record books with an 11-under-par 269 after scores of 66, 68, 65 and 70. He won by two shots over Ireland’s Robin Dawson, who improves 54 rankings to 238th.

    Finnish joy in Portugal

    • Finland’s Sami Valimaki climbs 121 places to 279th after winning the Portuguese International Amateur Championship at Montado Golf Club. Valimaki’s 7-under-par 281 total was good enough for a two-shot victory over England’s Joshua McMahon, who jumps 194 spots to world number 638.

    Orr Best in Florida battle

    • Ryan Orr leaps 135 places to world number 333 after defeating University of Florida teammate Alejandro Tosti by a shot to win the Sea Best Invitational at the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Orr compiled scores of 67, 66 and 71 for a 6-under-par 204 total. Tosti moves inside the world top 40 with a six-ranking rise to 38th.

    Top 50 movers

    • There are no new faces in the top 20, while Sweden’s Fredrik Nilehn and Australian Min Woo Lee join the top 50. Nilehn rises nine places to 42nd, while Woo Lee improves 18 spots to 49th.

    Top 100 movers

    • American Gordon Neale and Austria’s Luka Lipold move into the top 100. Neale advances seven places to 97th, while Lipold makes a one-ranking rise to 100th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Germany’s Brandon Dietzel makes the biggest move of the week with a jump of 1,320 rankings to world number 3,645 after finishing 35th in the Portuguese International Amateur.
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