The Women

Performances of the week

Maguire shows her class

  • Leona Maguire proved why she’s the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with victory in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Kyle & Penfig. The world number one defeated Spain’s Ainhoa Olarra 3&2 in the 18-hole final.
  • Maguire, a two-time winner of the Mark H. McCormack Gold Medal as the world’s leading amateur, became the first Irish winner since Stephanie Meadow in 2012. Maguire receives invitations to the U.S. Women’s Open and Ricoh Women’s British Open as a result.
  • While the 22-year-old solidifies her position at the top of the world order, Olarra breaks into the world top 80 with a jump of 42 places to 74th.

Szeryk strengthens Canadian number one status

  • Maddie Szeryk improves her position as Canada’s top amateur with victory in the Women's Western National Amateur Championship. Szeryk, who lives in Allen, Texas, defeated Dylan Kim of the United States 3&1 in the 36-hole final. The Texas A&M student rises two spots to 31st, while Kim climbs 32 rankings to 56th.

Abdulghany on top of the world

  • America’s Alyaa Abdulghany climbs eight places to 60th after winning the Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan. Rounds of 76, 71, 66 and 68 gave her a 7-under-par 281 and a four-shot victory.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while three players join the top 50. Spain’s Marta Perez Sanmartin climbs 13 places to 42nd. Beatrice Wallin of Sweden makes a five-ranking move to 49th. American Krystal Quihuis takes possession of 50th place with a two-ranking rise.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Rachel Kuehn is the most improved player with a jump of 583 rankings to world number 1,806.

The Men

Performances of the week

Scheffler pips Champ in U.S. Open

  • Scottie Scheffler of the United States climbs 24 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 22nd after finishing low amateur in the U.S. Open Championship. Scheffler pipped Cameron Champ by finishing one under par in joint 27th place. Champ was one stroke behind in equal 32nd. He moves 21 places to 36th.

Thornberry continues winning ways

  • Braden Thornberry followed his NCAA Championship victory by winning the Sunnehanna Amateur. The Ole Miss student closed with back to back 65s to tie Colin Morikawa on 13-under-par 267. Thornberry took the title in the ensuing three-hole aggregate playoff.
  • Thornberry strengthens his status as the world’s fourth best player, while Morikawa rises two places to slip in behind him as world number five.

Capan wins Junior World Cup

  • American Frankie Capan jumps 335 rankings to world number 518 after winning the Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan. Capan ran out a two-shot winner over Thailand’s Kosuke Hamamoto with a 10-under-par 274 total. Hamamoto climbs 99 places to 186th.

Top 20 movers

  • Four players join this week’s top 20. Norway’s Viktor Hovland moves seven places to 15th. American Jacob Bergeron rises three spots to 18th. John Axelsen of Denmark improves four rankings to 19th. Masters low amateur Stewart Hagestad now occupies 20th after a four-ranking rise.

Top 50 movers

  • Four players join Champ in the top 50. Denmark’s Marcus Helligkilde improves 11 rankings to 41st. Andy Zhang of China rises eight spots to 46th. Australian Travis Smyth makes a five-ranking move to 48th. Finland’s Matias Honkala edges up one spot to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Malaysia’s Christopher Daniel James is the week’s biggest mover with a 2,652-ranking rise to world number 2,732.
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