The Men

Performances of the week

Suh marches into top 10 with Saints win

  • Justin Suh of the United States joins this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after winning the Saint Mary’s Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, California. The University of Southern California student took the title by five shots after rounds of 67, 66 and 67 gave him a 13-under 200 total. Suh was the only player to break 70 in all three rounds.
  • A rise of seven rankings to 10th on this week’s WAGR table is Suh’s bonus.

Namuangruk closes in on top 100 with Nomura Cup win

  • Thailand’s Kammalas Namuangruk climbs 82 places to 101st in the world order thanks to taking the individual title in the APGC Team Championship, the Nomura Cup. Namuangruk finished one shot ahead of Japan’s Kazuya Osawa after posting an 18-under 270 total. Namuangruk opened with a 64, added a 72, another 64 and a 70 to seal the win and help Thailand win the team title. He becomes Thailand’s fourth highest ranked player. Osawa, who helped Japan finish second, soars 621 rankings to world number 1,071.

Top 50 movers

  • Sadom Kaewkanjana of Thailand is the only player to break into this week’s top 50. He rises nine rankings to world number 45 after a third-place finish in the Nomura Cup. There are no new top 20 entries.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Spain’s Hugo Aguilar Puertes is the week’s biggest riser with a jump of 1,196 rankings to world number 4,182 after winning the Campeonato de Club Panoramica Golf in his homeland.

The Women

Maguire and Kupcho share ACC award

  • World Amateur Golf RankingTMnumber one Leona Maguire and number three Jennifer Kupcho have been named joint recipients of the ACC Player of the Month Award for outstanding play in college golf during October.
  • Maguire recorded 70.13 stroke average in winning the Tar Heel Invitational and earning two top 10s for her second straight ACC player of the month award, the eighth time she has won the accolade.
  • Kupcho was nearly two strokes better with a 68.83 stroke average in October, recording a second-place finish in the Battle at the Beach, and sixth place in the Tar Heel.

Ravnjak storms to Federal victory

  • Australia’s Tahnia Ravnjak jumps 253 rankings to number 1,116 thanks to a come from behind victory in the Federal Women's Amateur Open Championship. The 24 year old only just made the 36-hole cut after starting with a one-over-par 74 and a 76, and then came from six shots off the pace in the final 36 holes. Ravnjak, who graduated in May from Campbell University in North Carolina, scored 67 and 68 over the final two rounds to win by a shot.

Jung wins Auckland Stroke Play

  • New Zealander Miree Jung advances 56 positions this week to 584th after winning the Auckland Stroke Play Championship. Jung opened with an 81, but regrouped with rounds of 71, 70 and 68 for a 290 total and a three-shot victory.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 entries this week, while Korea’s Seo-yun Kwon is the only new top 50 player. She climbs 17 places to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Laila Sajjadi, the only ranked Afghanistan player, jumps 588 places to world number 1,759 after winning the All Kabul Amateur Golf Championship.
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