The Women

Performances of the week

Knight moves into top 10 with Rucker win

  • Cheyenne Knight of the United States takes her place in the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after dominating a top-class field in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Golf Club in Hilton Head Island. Knight, a University of Alabama student, posted a closing 6-under-par 65 to go with earlier scores of 68 and 72 for an 8-under-par 205 total and a 7-shot victory. Knight rises four places to world number 10.

Kinhult wins Spanish Amateur

  • Frida Kinhult breaks into the top 50 after winning the Spanish Ladies' Amateur Championship. The Swedish international defeated Italy’s Alessia Nobilio by one hole at Sherry Golf Club in Jerez to jump 31 spots to 32nd. Nobilio’s consolation is a 26-place rise to 89th.

Vu rides Wave into top 30

  • Lilia Vu breaks into the world top 30 after winning the Bruin Wave Invitational at San Luis Obispo Country Club in California. The UCLA player held off Sweden’s Martina Edberg, a CSU Fullerton student, to win by a shot after posting a level par 219 total. Vu improves seven places to 28th, while Edberg breaks into the top 50 with a 14-ranking rise to 42nd.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players, while five players join Kinhult and Edberg in the top 50. Switzerland’s Morgane Metraux advances 11 rankings to 43rd. American Ashley Holder moves six spots to 46th. Thailand’s Chakansim Khamborn rises three places to 48th. American Gabrielle Barker and Agathe Laisne of France take up 49th and 50th spots with moves of four and five rankings respectively.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • Nichada Satasuk of Thailand is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 622 rankings to world number 1,930.

    The Men

    Performances of the week

    Mexico win vaults Pereira’s into top 10

    • Corey Pereira of the United States takes his place in the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 thanks to victory in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate tournament in Mexico. The University of Washington player took the title with consecutive 4-under-par 67s after opening the tournament with a 70. His 9-under-par 204 total helped him to a one-shot victory over four players. Pereira rises five rankings to eighth.

    Davidson moves into Walker Cup contention

    • Welshman Jack Davidson announced his intentions of a place in this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team by winning the Spanish Amateur at El Saler Golf Club. Davidson, who is not in the current 19-man Walker Cup squad, defeated England’s Marco Penge 4&3. Penge is already in the Walker Cup squad and is widely tipped to make his debut in the match at Los Angeles Country Club in September. Davidson, who is now sure to come under scrutiny from GB&I Walker Cup selectors, jumps 105 places to 209th. Penge rises 16 spots to 69th.

    Burns cracks top 50 with classic Louisiana performance

    • Sam Burns advances 10 rankings to 41st after edging Ian Holt by a shot to win the Annual Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Louisiana State player posted a 10-under-par 206 total to deny Kent State player Holt the title. Holt improves 62 rankings to 271st.

    Top 20 movers

    • Taipei’s Chun-An Yu is the only new top 20 player with a one-ranking rise to 20th.

    Top 50 movers

    • Australia’s Shae Wools-Cobb joins Burns in the top 50 with a jump of 9 places to 48th.

    Biggest ranking improvement

    • England’s Joseph Long is the week’s biggest mover with a jump of 1,652 rankings to 3,834th.
    Previous Next