The Men

Performances of the week

Thornberry wins NCAA title

  • Braden Thornberry of the United States moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20 after winning the individual title in the NCAA D1 Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Thornberry was the only player to break par in every round.
  • The Ole Miss student took first-round lead with a 6-under-par 66. Further scores of 71, 69 and 71 gave him an 11-under 277 and a four-shot victory over Mason Overstreet of the University of Arkansas.
  • Thornberry jumps 21 rankings to 15th, while Overstreet advances 397 places to 379th.

Johnston restores Scottish pride

  • Liam Johnston became the first Scottish player in eight years to win the Carrick Neil Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship with a two-shot victory at Western Gailes. Johnston scored 69, 66, 69 and 71 in windy conditions to post a 9-under-par 275, two shots better than England’s Matthew Jordan.
  • Johnston is the first Scot to claim the title since Wallace Booth in 2008. The Dumfries and County Golf Club member rises 60 places to 103rd. Jordan moves to 168th from last week’s position of 265th.

Bergeron joins top 70 with Thunderbird win

  • American Jacob Bergeron climbs 389 places to 66th after winning the Thunderbird International Junior Championship.

Top 20 movers

  • Wyndham Clark of the United States joins Thornberry in the top 20 with a seven-ranking rise to 15th.

Top 50 movers

  • Three players move into the top 50. Americans Scottie Scheffler and Scott Harvey move 14 and four rankings respectively to 47th and 49th. Finland’s Matias Honkala squeezes in between them with a three-ranking rise to 48th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Colombian Antony Arevalo takes that honour with a jump of 2,183 rankings to world number 3,461.

The Women

Clara Rules St Andrews

  • Scotland’s Clara Young advances 81 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 365th courtesy of the biggest win of her life. The 20-year-old North Berwick player lifted the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews.
  • Young’s 16-under-par 210 total after scores of 67 and 72 on the New Course followed by a 71 on the Old saw her take the title by a shot over Australia’s Montana Strauss, who advances 167 rankings to 534th.

Alyaa soars in Thunderbird

  • Alyaa Abdulghany of the United States moves into this week’s top 70 after winning the Thunderbird International Junior Championship in Arizona. The Newport Beach, California native ran out a two-shot winner with an 8-under 210 total. She rises six places to 70th.

Swedish joy in Germany for Grant

  • Sweden’s Linn Grant advances 38 rankings this week to 184th after winning the German Girls Open.

Garcia wins another major

  • The name Garcia is dominating this year’s major trophies. Following Sergio Garcia’s Masters win, compatriot Paula Neira Garcia earned Spain’s biggest women’s amateur title with victory in the Campeonato de Espana Amateur. She jumps 82 places this week to 165th.

Top 20 movers

  • American Lauren Stephenson and Ana Pelaez Trivino of Spain join this week’s top 20. Stephenson rises two spots to 19th, while Pelaez Trivino takes 20th place with a 10-ranking rise.

Top 50 movers

  • Leslie Cloots of Belgium and Sweden’s My Leander make two-ranking rises to 49thand 50th respectively this week.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • England’s Georgia Coughlin makes the biggest move of the week with a 554-ranking rise to world number 1,992 after a 15th place finish in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews.
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