The Women

Performances of the week

Maguire on cloud nine with Tar Heel win

  • Leona Maguire proved once again why she’s the World Amateur Golf RankingTM number one by successfully defending the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invite to record her ninth college victory. Maguire was the only to break 70 in each round with scores of 69, 66 and 69 for a 12-under-par 204 total, a new tournament record.
  • Maguire, in her final year at Duke University, won her second tournament of the season by one shot over Spain’s Ainhoa Olarra, the player she defeated in this year’s Ladies British Open Amateur Championship. University of South Carolina player Olarra moves inside the world top 40 with a seven-ranking rise to 35th.

Schubert hits high notes in Texas

  • Sophia Schubert advances four rankings to 23rd after winning the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite in Austin Texas. The University of Texas player earned a four-shot victory with a six-under-par 210 total.

Li breaks into top 70 with last gasp win

  • Lucy Li of the United States needed to get up and down for birdie on the 18th hole to win the Ping Invitational to atone for finishing runner-up last year. She did just that for a one-shot victory. Her eight-under-par 208 total is the second lowest mark in the event’s history. Li jumps 61 places to 70th as a result.

Top 20 movers

  • Thailand’s Pimnipa Panthong is the only new top 20 player with a move of eight places to 18th.

Top 50 movers

  • Americans Emilia Migliaccio and Alyaa Abdulghany join the top 50. Migliaccio climbs 19 places to 44th, while Abdulghany rises five spots to 47th

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Alix Lowe of the United States is the highest riser with a jump of 547 positions to world number 1,909.

The Men

Performances of the week

Thornberry continues winning ways

  • Braden Thornberry just can’t stop winning. The Ole Miss player successfully defended the FAMC Intercollegiate @ The Grove for his ninth college victory. The 2017 NCAA Champion birdied the last hole to take the title by a shot. He returned a seven-under-par 209 after scores of 73, 66 and 70. Thornberry, who helped the United States win the Walker Cup at LA Country Club last month, solidifies his hold on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM number two spot behind Chile’s Joaquim Niemann.

Claycomb outshines Spieth

  • Canon Claycomb topped Open Champion Jordan Spieth by winning the Ping Invitational. Claycomb eagled the 18th hole at Karston Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma to record a nine-under-par 207 total, one shot better than Spieth’s 2008 winning total. The Bowling Green, Kentucky resident cruised to a 10-shot victory. He also soars 890 rankings on the WAGR table to 316th.

Buckley breaks the bank

  • University of Missouri student Hayden Buckley made a successful raid on the Bank of Tennessee @ Blackthorn tournament in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He ran out a four-shot winner after a 17-under-par 199 total. He improves 54 places this week to 164th.

Top 20 movers

  • Justin Suh is the only new top 20 player by advancing six places to 17th.

Top 50 movers

  • Andy Zhang from China and Thailand’s KK Limbhasut move into the top 50. Zhang jumps 13 rankings to 39th, while Limbhasut rises eight places to 43rd by winning the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Canada’s Daniel Racioppa takes that honour this week with jump of 1,223 rankings to world number 4,279 after a nine-shot victory in the Collegiate Challenge – Bluffs tournament. The Alcorn student closed with a 7-under 65 to win.
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