The Men

Performances of the week

Ghim enjoys moment in the sun

  • Doug Ghim solidifies his status as the number three player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM behind world number one Joaquin Niemann and Braden Thornberry by winning the Andeavor Sun Bowl Classic at El Paso Country Club. The U.S. Walker cup player closed with consecutive 64s after opening with a 67. His 18-under-par 195 total gave him a two-shot victory.

Higgo makes it two out of three

  • South African Garrick Higgo jumps 15 places to 160th after winning his second tournament in his last three starts. The 17 year old added the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy to the Bobby Locke Open Championship he won two weeks ago.
  • Higgo’s 202 total after 54 holes gave him a three-shot lead. However, lightening forced cancellation of the final round.

Close shave for Barber in Rolex tournament

  • Garrett Barber advances 46 spots to 165th thanks to victory in the Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Barber returned a final round of 75, four over, but it was good enough to earn him his first American Junior Golf Association title.

Top 20 movers

  • Australian Min Woo Lee joins the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th after finishing equal 32nd in the Australian Open.

Top 50 movers

  • Canon Claycomb of the United States jumps 271 rankings to 40th after finishing runner up in the Rolex Tournament of Champions. Australians Shae Wools-Cobb and David Micheluzzi rise six and nine places respectively to 46th and 49th, while Matias Honkala of Norway moves four spots to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Alejandro Gutierrez Ramirez of Mexico is the week’s biggest riser with a jump of 1,318 positions to world number 3,949.

The Women

Performances of the week

Li joins top 25 with Rolex win

  • Lucy Li showed her class with a dominant performance in the Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Li entered the final round with a five-shot lead after scores of 71, 62 and 73, and returned a three-under-par 69 to win by that margin. Li, who made history in 2014 when she became the youngest competitor in the U.S. Women’s Open at age 10, moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 25 as a result. She climbs 47 rankings to 25th.

Russell rises over the Dunes

  • DeeDee Russell of Australia advances 89 spots this week to 652nd after winning the Dunes Medal in her homeland. Russell struggled to a final round of 77, but still ran out a three-shot winner of the prestigious title thanks to earlier scores of 74, 70 and 67 for a 288 total.

Gujia joins WAGR table in style

  • Add Xiangxiang Gujia’s name to the growing list of good Chinese amateurs. She joins the WAGR table in style at world number 2,420 after winning the China Amateur Golf Championship.

Top 20 movers

  • American Sophia Schubert is the only new top 20 player. She improves her status by two positions to 19th.

Top 50 movers

  • Alice Hewson of England and U.S. Curtis Cup player Bailey Tardy join Li in the top 50 with two-ranking rises to 49th and 50th respectively.

Biggest ranking improvement

Briana Chacon of the United states is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 533 rankings to world number 1,596 after a sixth place finish in the Rolex Tournament of Champions.

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