The Men

Performances of the week

Ghim steps closer to number one

  • Doug Ghim took a step closer to the World Amateur Golf RankingTMnumber one spot after overcoming an impressive field to win the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Ghim, who recently helped the United States win the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club, squeezed out a one-shot victory over Matthew Wolff to win his second college tournament in his final year at the University of Texas.
  • Ghim made 17 birdies over three rounds in scores of 66, 67 and 70 for a 13-under-par 203 total. Ghim rises one spot to become the world’s third best player behind number one Joaquim Niemann of Chile, and Braden Thornberry. Oklahoma State player Wolff jumps 47 rankings to 115th.

Musselman keeps it straight at Crooked Stick

  • Cooper Musselman of the United States climbs 38 places to 102nd after winning the Crooked Stick Invitational. Musselman was a model of consistency over the 1991 PGA Championship course, returning three consecutive two-under-par 70s. His 210 total gave him a five-shot victory.

Fisk laps field in Classic

  • Steven Fisk makes a 50-ranking rise to 129th after an outstanding victory in the Collegiate Classic. The Georgia Southern student practically lapped the field for a 12-shot win after scores of 66, 66 and 65 for a 19-under 197 total to shatter the tournament record by six shots.

Top 20 movers

  • Spaniard Adria Arnaus is the only new top 20 player with a move of 11 positions to 14th. There are no new top 50 players.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Tyler Crawford is the week’s most improved player by climbing 1,403 rankings to world number 4,500 after winning the Stocker Cup Championship in Carmel, California.

The Women

Performances of the week

Lee and Tavatanakit in photo finish

  • Fifty four holes weren’t enough to separate U.S. Curtis Cup player Andrea Lee and Paphangkorn Tavatanakit in the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, California. They were joint winners over a stellar field with matching 207 totals, six-under-par.
  • Lee, a Stanford student, strengthens her position as the number five player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. UCLA player Tavatanakit rises seven spots to 21st. She is Thailand’s number two amateur behind world number 19 Pimnipa Panthong.

Hartage cruises to Cardinal Cup win

  • Lauren Hartage breaks into the top 100 after a record breaking win in the Cardinal Cup. Hartage, a University of Louisville student, won by 12 shots after scores of 69, 65 and 72 for 10-under-par 206, which broke the tournament record by four shots. She soars 50 places to 91st.

Chapelet capitalises in Marx Invitational

  • Elodie Chapelet was the only player to break par over 54 holes in the ULM Fred Marx Invitational. The French player, a student at Lamar University, returned scores of 77, 70 and 73 over the Bayou Desiard Country Club for a four-over 220 total. Her second round 70 made her the only player in the field to break par over three rounds. She advances 30 rankings to 101st.

Top 50 movers

  • There are no new top 20 players this week, while Americans Bethany Wu and Alana Uriell break into the top 50. Curtis Cup player Wu rises five places to 47th, while Uriell moves to 50th from last week’s position at 53rd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Lizzie Reedy of the United States is the biggest riser with a leap of 689 rankings to world number 1,757.
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