The Men

Performances of the week

Suh soars with peerless win

  • Justin Suh separated himself from the field to win the Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas, Texas. The University of Southern California student was the only player to break 70 in each round. Scores of 67, 69 and 67 gave Suh a 10-under-par 203 total and a three-shot victory.
  • Suh’s second college golf victory moves him into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 40 with a 14-ranking rise to 35th.

Thornberry becomes world number two

  • Victorious United States Walker Cup player Braden Thornberry becomes the world’s second highest ranked player behind Chile’s Joaquin Niemann after winning the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate. The 2017 NCAA champion won after scores of 71, 66 and 70 for a nine-under-par 207 total. Thornberry bettered Walker Cup opponent Paul McBride by a stroke. The Irishman improves three places to 39th, while Thornberry rises one place.

McDaniel captures Bearcat

  • Tyler McDaniel moves into the world top 70 with victory in the Bearcat Invitational. The University of Kentucky student eked out a one-shot win and jumps 27 rankings to 64th.

Top 20 movers

  • English Walker Cupper Matthew Jordan moves into the top 20 with a rise of six places to 17th. Americans Jimmy Stanger and Theo Humphrey improve two places to 19th and 20th respectively.

Top 50 movers

  • Five players enter the top 50 this week. England’s Todd Clements moves to 40th, a 17-ranking rise. Eugene Hong of the United States advances five places to 46th, while compatriot Brad Dalke rises two spots to 50th. China’s Andy Zhang jumps 15 positions to 47. Finally, KK Limbhasut of Thailand climbs six places to 48th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Ireland’s Hugh O'Hare is the most improved player with a jump of 1,465 rankings to world number 3,588.

The Women

Kwon conquers the world

  • Korea’s Seo-yun Kwon takes a significant step up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the World Junior Girls Championship in Ottawa, Canada. The 16-year-old defeated Italy’s Alessia Nobilio at the first playoff hole after the pair finished on nine-under-par 279 totals. Kwon jumps 61 rankings to 69th, while Nobilio makes a one-ranking rise to 40th.

Gillman edges closer to top 10 with Schooner win

  • Kristen Gillman of the United States moves two rankings to 13th by winning the Schooner Fall Classic. The University of Alabama player posted a career best seven-under-par 64 in the final round. Her 13-under-par 200 gave her a three-shot victory over teammate Lauren Stephenson, who edges up one place to seventh.

Hodgkins breaks record for first win

  • Australian Kirsty Hodgkins set a new University of Colorado record to earn the first college victory. The second-year student won the Coeur D'Alene Collegiate with a new 54-hole record on a par 71 course. Her 10-under 203 total gave her a four-shot victory. It also moves her 13 rankings to 57th.

Moore rises to Golfweek Challenge

  • Hayley Moore of the United States moves three places to 22nd after winning the Golfweek Conference Challenge. The University of Arizona player ran out a three-shot winner after posting a seven-under-par 209 total.

Top 20 movers

  • Dewi Weber of The Netherlands moves back into the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Azelia Meichtry of Switzerland is one of three new top 50 players with a five-ranking rise to 46th. Japan’s Yuna Nishimura moves to 47th after a seven-spot improvement, while England’s Alice Hewson advances three places to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • American Carly Dehlin takes that honour with a jump of 675 positions to 1,815th.
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