Luck regains world number one spot
- Curtis Luck takes over the number one spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM from Maverick McNealy just a week before making his Masters debut. Luck, who qualified for the year’s first major twice by winning the U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships, has warmed up for Augusta National with some impressive displays in professional starts. He made the cut in both the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour, finishing 23rd in the latter and 49th in the former.
Performance of the week
Sigg enters top 50 with Linger Longer win
- Greyson Sigg of the United States breaks into this week’s top 50 by winning the Linger Longer Invitational. The University of Georgia play cantered to victory courtesy of rounds of 67, 65 and 68 for a 16-under-par 200 total and a five-shot winning margin. He climbs 20 places this week to 46th.
Strafaci upsets Valspar form guide
- Ty Strafaci upset the Valspar Invitational form guide to win his first college tournament. The first-year Georgia Tech player entered the event ranked 483rd in the world, but overcame a strong field with back to back 69s. Strafaci opened with a 73, and the two sub 70 scores saw him win by a shot. He jumps 129 places to world number 354 this week.
Top 20 movers
- Nick Hardy of the United States is the only new top 20 player. He rises four places to 18th.
Top 50 movers
- Greyson Sigg’s Linger Longer win makes him the only player to break into this week’s top 50.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Albert Boneta Cami of Spain is the most improved player with a jump of 1,566 rankings to world number 4,126.
Performances of the week
Maguire earns sixth college win
- Leona Maguire proved why she’s the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the LSU Tiger Classic to earn her sixth college victory, and second this season. The Duke University student led the event wire-to-wire, returning scores of 67, 68 and 71 for a 10-under-par 210 total. She bettered teammate Virginia Elena Carta by four shots. Carta solidifies her status as the number 14 player on the WAGR table, the world’s top ranked Italian amateur.
Torres conquers the Creek
- Maria Torres of Peru improves five rankings this week 31st with victory in the Briar’s Creek Invitational. Torres, a University of Florida student, opened with a 6-under-par 66 to take the first-round lead. She faltered slightly with a second round 74, before returning a 69 to win by three shots with a 7-under, 209 total. Laura Fuenfstueck of the College of Charleston was second. The German amateur improves 15 places to 72nd on this week’s table.
Top 100 movers
- There are no new entries into this week’s top 20 or 50, while Lindsey McCurdy of the United States is the only new top 100 player. She rises four places to 97th.
Biggest ranking improvement
- Wenbo Liu of China makes the biggest move of the week with a rise of 410 rankings to world number 660.