The Women

Performances of the week

Lee holds of UCLA quartet for second consecutive win

  • American Andrea Lee further strengthens her grasp on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM number five spot by winning the Nanea PAC 12 Preview. The Stanford University player took the weather-shortened event by two shots over UCLA’s Lilia Vu, the fourth best player on the WAGR table, with scores of 69 and 68 for a nine-under 137 total. Three of Vu’s teammates finished in third, fourth and fifth place to give UCLA the team title.
  • It is Lee’s second straight win following victory in last week’s Stanford Intercollegiate.

Prior wins Las Vegas Showdown by 10 shots

  • England’s Lizzie Prior outpaced the field in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown with a 10-shot victory to earn her second college victory. The UNLV student sandwiched a second round 66 between two 67s for a 16-under-par 200 total. The Surrey, England native jumps 75 places this week to 259th.

Lim earns world ranking in style

  • Diane Lim of the United States joins the WAGR table in fine style by winning the Palmetto Intercollegiate. The previously unranked Lim returned scores of 68, 74 and 71 for a three-under-par 213 total and a one-shot victory over Mikayla Fitzpatrick. Lim picks up a ranking of 618th, while Fitzpatrick soars 555 rankings to world number 858.

Top 20 movers

  • Thailand’s Paphangkorn Tavatanakit is the only new face in this week’s top 20. She makes a four-ranking rise to 17th after a third-place finish in the Nanea PAC 12 Preview. There are no new top 50 players.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Mikayla Fitzpatrick’s 555-ranking rise to 858th for finishing runner up in the Palmetto Intercollegiate makes her the week’s biggest riser.

The Men

Performances of the week

  • China’s Yuxin Lin is the headline act this week after a dramatic victory in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in New Zealand. Lin entered the final round as the 54-hole leader by a shot over compatriot Andy Zhang. They were tied after 16 holes but Lin drew ahead with a birdie at the 17th. He then won in style with an eagle on the par-5 18th to record a six-under-par 65 and win by three over Zhang.
  • Along with earning spots in next year’s Masters and Open Championship at Carnoustie, the left-hander jumps 166 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 172nd. Zhang climbs 23 places to 16th.

Meyer becomes world number seven

  • American Dylan Meyer makes a one-ranking rise to seventh following victory in the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational. The University of Illinois player ran out a two-shot winner over Collin Morikawa with an 11-under-par 205 total. Morikawa also makes a significant move inside the world top 10 by edging up one spot to world number three behind Braden Thornberry and world number one Joaquin Niemann of Chile.

Win moves Wu closer to top 50

  • Dylan Wu of the United States sits three places outside the world top 50 after making an 18-place jump to 53rd following victory in the UNCG Grandover Collegiate.

Top 20 movers

  • Andy Zhang’s runner-up finish in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship makes him the only new top 20 player this week.

Top 50 movers

  • Cooper Dossey of the United States advances 11 positions to 48th after winning the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. He is the only player to break into the top 50.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Guxin Chen of China is the week’s most improved player. He jumps 1,478 rankings to world number 2,956.
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