The Women

Performances of the week

Vaughn joins top 10 with NCAA win

  • Monica Vaughn takes a significant step up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM with the biggest win of her amateur career. The Arizona State player took advantage of a late collapse by Jennifer Kupcho to win the NCAA Women’s Medal Championship.
  • Vaughn returned a closing 1-under-par 71 at Rich Harvest Farms to Kupcho’s 74 to take biggest title in college golf. Vaughn’s 1-over-par 217 was one better than Kupcho and world number one Leona Maguire.
  • Vaughn rises five places this week to 10th. Kupcho strengthens her grip on the world number 13 spot.

Fabrizio joins top 70 with Italian job

  • Italy’s Bianca Fabrizio moves into the world top 70 by winning the Italian Ladies Stroke Play Championship. Fabrizio jumps 43 rankings to world number 62 after picking up the Isa Goldschmid Trophy. She becomes the world’s second best Italian after world number 17 Virginia Elena Carta.

Fletcher wins Governor’s Cup

  • South African Michaela Fletcher jumps 141 rankings this week to 213th after picking up the Governor’s Cup as the WGSA 72 Hole Individual Championship in her homeland. Fletcher, a University of Memphis student, won by three shots with a 3-under-par 285 total.

Top 20 movers

  • Denmark’s Puk Lyng Thomsen is the only new top 20 player with rise of one ranking to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Harang Lee of Spain and Mexico’s Maria Fassi join the top 50. Lee rises two places to 49th, while Fassi makes an eight-ranking move to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Canadian Alyssa DiMarcantonio is the week’s most improved player. She climbs 588 rankings to world number 1,885.

The Men

Performances of the week

McClatchie follows in Schwartzel’s footsteps

  • Kyle McClatchie jumps 54 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after following in the footsteps of Charl Schwartzel by winning the Brabazon Trophy. It was the perfect 20th birthday present as McClatchie became the first South African Brabazon winner since Schwartzel’s 2002 triumph.
  • McClatchie birdied the final hole at Woodhall Spa to run out a one-shot winner. His 10-under-par 282 total gave him a one-shot victory over Scotland’s Jamie Stewart and Englishmen Jack Singh Brar and Jake Burnage.
  • Singh Brar rises 22 places to 121st, Burnage climbs 84 rankings to 334thwhile Stewart makes a 128-ranking improvement to world number 357.

Blanchet moves into top 60

  • Chandler Blanchett joins the world top 60 after claiming the individual title in the NCAA DII Championship Stroke Play Championship. The West Florida student won by a shot over Florida Southern’s John Coultas after posting scores of 70, 66 and 73 for a 1-under-par 209 total. Coultas moves to 240th after a 19-ranking rise.

Filippo Scalise strengthens Italian status

  • Lorenzo Filippo Scalise strengthens his status as Italy’s number three ranked amateur with victory in the Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship. He climbs 39 places to 142nd. Only world number 36 Luca Cianchetti and 137th ranked Federico Zucchetti are higher on the Italian pecking order.

Top 20 movers

  • Australian Harrison Endycott is the only new top 20 player by edging up one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Adria Arnaus of Spain joins the top 50 after rising 12 places to 48th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Italy’s Nicholas Capitanio takes that honour with a jump of 1,150 rankings to world number 3,663.
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