Performances of the week
- England’s Alfie Plant will play in this month’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale after the biggest win of his career. The 24-year-old joins the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 40 after winning the European Amateur Championship at Walton Heath.
- Plant, winner of last year’s Lytham Trophy, emerged from a three-way playoff against Italians Luca Cianchetti, the defending champion, and Lorenzo Scalise with a birdie at the fifth extra hole after the trio had tied on 15 under par.
- The England international rises 30 places on this week’s ranking to 34th. Cianchetti joins the top 20 with a 14-ranking rise to 19th, while Scalise breaks into the top 90 by rising 36 places to 89th.
All Go in Dogwood Invitational
- Lloyd Jefferson Go of the Philippines moves inside the world top 90 after a one-shot victory in the Dogwood Invitational. Go moves 20 rankings this week to 87th after bettering Luke Schniederjans by a shot. Go returned a final round 6-under-par 66 to post a 21-under 267. Schniederjans, younger brother of former world number one Ollie, climbs 88 places to 122nd.
Top 20 movers
- Luca Cianchetti is the only new top 20 player following his runner-up finish in the European Amateur.
Top 50 movers
- Davis Shore of the United States joins Alfie Plant in the top 50 with a five-ranking rise to 47th.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Marcus Sundlöf of Sweden is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,409 rankings to world number 3,729.
Coors becomes German number five
- Marie Coors becomes the fifth highest ranked German player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning her national championship. Coors jumps 138 rankings this week to 115th after winning the German International Amateur Championship.
- World number 58 Leonie Harm tops the list of German players. Laura Fuenfstueck (66th), Esther Henseleit (92nd) and Sophie Hausmann (101st) are the only players in front of Coors in the German pecking order.
Chun wins Polo Junior
- Youngin Chun of the United States jumps 103 places to 224th on this week’s WAGR table courtesy of winning the American Junior Golf Association’s Polo Golf Junior Classic. The Gainesville, Florida native began the final round two shots off the lead but returned a closing 71 for a two-shot win. Chun also won the AJGA’s Callaway Golf Junior Classic in April.
Lois Kaye makes it a family affair
- Lois Kaye Go of the Philippines didn’t let big brother Lloyd Jefferson upstage her this past week. Lois Kaye matched her brother’s win in the Dogwood Invitational by winning the Judson Collegiate.
- The Boston College player returned scores of 73, 69 and 75 for a 4-over-par 217 to better Katie Sharp by a shot. Go rises 47 places to 302nd, while Sharp improves 19 places to 266th.
Top 10 movers
- There are no new top 20 or 50 players this week while Lilia Kha-Tu Vu of the United States joins the top 10 with a four-ranking rise to seventh.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Calista Reyes of the United States makes the most significant move of the week with a jump of 647 rankings to 486th.