The Men

Performance of the week

Du Toit improves top Canadian status

Jared du Toit
  • Victory in the Prestige at PGA West improves Jared du Toit’s position as the highest ranked Canadian on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The Arizona State player won by four shots over Sam Burns of Louisiana State University thanks to opening with consecutive 67s. A final round of 70 gave him a 9-under-par 204 total.
  • Du Toit rises seven places to 12th. Burns improves 16 places to 51st.

Kim marches to John Hayt win

  • Peter Kim climbs 73 rankings to world number 565 by winning the Johan Hayt Collegiate Invitational. The Army West Point student marched to victory with a 6-under-par 210 total after scores of 72, 68 and 70.

Schniederjans follows in brother’s footsteps

  • Schniederjans is a familiar name on the WAGR table. Oliver Schniederjans earned the Mark H McCormack Medal as the world’s leading amateur in 2014. Younger brother Luke seems intent on following suit.
  • Luke climbs 893 rankings to 765th after winning the Puerto Rico Classic. Luke, who followed Oliver to Georgia Tech, defeated Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer by a shot after posting a 10-under-par 206 total thanks to final 7-under 65, the tournament’s low round. Nimmer advances 35 spots to 231st.

Top 20 movers

  • American Scottie Scheffler joins the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new top 50 players while England’s Dan Brown and Sam Stevens of the United States join the top 100. Brown jumps 31 places to 90th. Burns travels 33 spots to 92nd.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Christo Lamprecht’s South African Amateur win takes him 1,215 rankings to 289th. However, he misses out on most improved player to New Zealand’s Tom Parker, who soars 1,540 rankings to world number 3,824.

    The Women

    Performances of the week

    Moore joins top 20 with Sugar Bowl win

    Andrea Lee
    • Hayley Moore of the United States joins the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20 after overcoming a strong field to win the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship at English Turn Golf Club in New Orleans. The University of Arizona student bettered top 10 player Andrea Lee by two shots after posting scores of 70, 71 and 69 for a 6-under-par 210 total. Moore advances six rankings to 20th. Lee moves one spot to eighth.

    Chen in a District of her own

    • American Alice Chen moves into the world top 90 by winning the Central District Invitational. Chen, of Furman University, triumphed by a shot over University of Memphis player Michaela Fletcher after she was the only player to break par for 54 holes with a 1-under-par 215 total. Chen climbs 16 places to 88th. Fletcher rises 52 spots to 588th.

    Sjoholm earns first college win

    • Annelie Sjoholm of Sweden sees her world status improve by 58 rankings to 256th by winning her first college golf title. The Campbell University player edged Korea’s Jiwon Jeon, a student at Daytona State College, by a shot with a 6-under-par 210 total to win the JU Amelia Island Collegiate. Jeon moves 225 places to 873rd.

      Top 20 movers

      • Haley Moore is the only new top 20 player.

      Top 50 movers

      • American Sarah Burnham and Italy’s Laura Lonardi join the top 50. Burnham advances 10 rankings to 47th. Lonardi rises two spots to 49th.

      Top 100 movers

      • Denmark’s Malene Krolboll Hansen joins Alice Chen in the top 100 with a three-ranking rise to 99th.

        Biggest ranking improvement

        • American Hannah Mae Deems is the most improved player with a jump of 1,977 rankings to world number 2,549.
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