The Men

Performance of the week

Luck shines among Europe’s elite

Curtis Luck
  • Curtis Luck proved why he’s the number two player on theWorld Amateur Golf RankingTM with an impressive performance in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Luck, the reigning US Amateur and Asia Pacific Amateur champion, returned rounds of 72, 65, 74 and 74 for a 3-under-par 285 total to place equal 49th in a very strong field that included Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson, US Open champion Dustin Johnson and Masters winner Danny Willett.

Sanchez soars up world order with Australian Amateur win

  • Matias Sanchez soars up this week’s WAGR table thanks to an impressive victory in the Australian Men’s Amateur Championship at Yarra Yarra Golf Club. The 18-year-old Royal Melbourne member recorded 11 birdies in 36 holes to defeat fellow 18-year-old Australian Min Woo Lee one up.
  • Sanchez jumps 389 rankings to 322nd, while Lee moves into the world top 100 with a 48-ranking rise to 65th.

Chaplet denies Niemann in South American Amateur

  • Paul Chaplet climbs 102 places this week to 522 by winning the South American Amateur Championship, the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur. The Costa Rican took the title by two shots over world number five Joaquin Niemann of Chile.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players while New Zealander Luke Toomey is the only player to breach the top 50. He rises eight places to 45th.

Top 100 movers

  • Lucas Rosso of Chile joins Min Woo Lee in the top 100 by moving 65 places to 95th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Harrison Crowe of Australia is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 2,119 ranking to world number 3,715 after finishing second in the Fernlack Tamar Valley Junior Cup.

The Women

Performances of the week

Australian Amateur win takes Choi to number three

Hye-jin Choi
  • Korea’s Hye-jin Choi becomes the third best player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM following an impressive victory in the Australian Women's Amateur Championship at Yarra Yarra Golf Club in Melbourne. Choi, who led Korea to victory in last year’s World Amateur Team Championship, overcame compatriot Lee Somi 4&2 to take the prestigious title. Choi entered the match play rounds as number one seed after topping the qualifying rounds.
  • Choi swaps places on the WAGR table with Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey, while Somi jumps 554 places to 255th.

Fierro on fire in South American Amateur

  • Isabella Fierro of Mexico rises 59 rankings this week to 171st thanks to an emphatic victory in the South American Amateur Championship, the Campeonato Sudamericano Amateur. Fierro romped to a 10-shot win after scores of 68, 71, 67 and 68 gave her a 10-under-par 274 total. Americans Meghan Stasi and Julia Potter finished joint second. Stasi jumps 109 spots to 461st, while Potter advances 270 places to 1,295th.

Top 100 movers

  • There are no new top 20 or 50 players this week while Karis Davidson of Australia joins the top 100 with a 14-ranking move to 89th after reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Amateur. Davidson lost by one hole to eventual champion Hye-jin Choi.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Victoria Bargo of Uruguay is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 626 rankings to world number 2,022.
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