The Women

Performances of the week

Kupcho conquers Colorado

  • American Jennifer Kupcho joins this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after winning the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at Lone Tree Golf Club just south of Denver. Kupcho was never really challenged for the title, posting scores of 71, 72 and 67 for a 6-under-par 210 total and a 13-shot victory. She rises one place to 10th.

Linner joins top 40 with Annika win

  • Sweden’s Amanda Linner moves into the top 40 after winning the Annika Invitational Europe at Halmstad Golf Club. Linner defeated England’s Annabell Fuller in a playoff after the pair tied on 3-under-par 213 totals. Linner rises 18 places to 35th, while Fuller jumps 74 places to 127th.

Grant crowned Irish queen

  • Paula Grant makes a 175-ranking rise to 171st by winning the Irish Women's Close Championship. Grant defeated Ciara Casey for her second victory following her 2013 win. Casey climbs 192 spots to 988th.

Yasuda wins Japanese Amateur

  • Yuka Yasuda jumps 202 spots this week to 1,316 after victory in the Japan Women's Amateur Championship.

Top 20 movers

  • Spain’s Ana Pelaez Trivino moves back into the top 20 with a two-ranking rise to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • Esther Lee of the United States joins Linner in the top 50 by edging up one ranking to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Olivia Herrick is the week’s most improved player following victory in the Minnesota Women's State Amateur Match Play Championship. She improves 546 places to 1,315th.

The Men

Performances of the week

Ellis jumps into top 100 with Amateur win

  • England’s Harry Ellis takes a significant jump up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after his comeback victory in the Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s. The 21-year-old came from four down with five holes to play against Australia’s Dylan Perry to win at the 38th hole. Along with spots in the Open Championship, Walker Cup, the 2017 Masters and U.S. Open, Ellis climbs 219 rankings to world number 99. Perry’s consolation is a move into the top 30 with a rise of 39 places to 26th to become the second highest ranked Australian after 20thranked Harrison Endycott.
  • Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty makes a big move after the winning the Amateur Championship’s 36-hole qualifying. His 10-under-par 62 at Prince’s made him the number one seed. He lost in the third round but jumps 205 spots this week to 309th.

Morikawa strengthens status with Northeast win

  • American Collin Morikawa improves his status as the world’s fifth best player by winning the Northeast Amateur Invitational Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island. The 20-year-old compiled an 11-under-par 267 for a one-shot victory.

Top 20 movers

  • Argentina’s Alejandro Tosti and Harrison Endycott of Australia join the top 20 after good Amateur Championship performances. Tosti improves nine places to 15th after reaching the quarterfinals. Endycott made it to the third round and rises three places to 20th. He is the highest ranked Australian.

Top 50 movers

  • Ireland’s Paul McBride joins Dylan Perry in the top 50 after reaching the Amateur Championship quarterfinals. He climbs 16 spots to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American William Mouw won the Western Junior Championship and makes the biggest move this week with a jump of 1,895 rankings to world number 3,255.
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