The Men

World’s best on show in Walker Cup

  • Maverick McNealy, winner of the 2016 Mark McCormack Gold Medal as the world’s leading amateur, is the highest ranked player at number two on the WAGR table. He is one of seven players inside the top 10. Only three players in the match are ranked outside the word top 50.

Performances of the week

Wong wins Junior Players

  • Shuai Ming Wong of Hong Kong makes a significant move up this week’s ranking after winning The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Wong defeated Americans Logan McAllister and Jake Beber-Frankel in a three-hole aggregate playoff after they had tied on four-under-par 212 totals.
  • Wong jumps 196 places to 552nd. McAllister rises 216 spots to 514, while Beber-Frankel moves to 2,890th from last week’s position at 4,062nd.

Rafferty conquers Colombia

  • Caolan Rafferty climbs 117 rankings to 165th after winning the Campeonato Internacional Copa Fedegolf 70 Anos in Colombia. It continues a fine summer for the Irish golfer. In June, he topped 36-hole qualifying for the Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s.

Top 20 movers

  • Australian Travis Smyth is the only new top 20 player with a seven-ranking rise to 15th.

Top 50 movers

  • Adria Arnaus of Spain is the only player to move into the top 50. He moves 13 spots to 43rd.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Jake Beber-Frankel’s second place finish in the Junior Players makes him the week’s biggest riser.

The Women

Performances of the week

Double joy for Italian juniors

  • Alessia Nobilio and Caterina Don just couldn’t be separated in the Italian U18 Team Championship. They were declared joint individual champions and move up this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM as a result. Nobilio, who recently won the International Juniors of Belgium, climbs one ranking to 42nd, while Don rises 29 places to 129th.

Moosmann dominates in Switzerland

  • Elena Moosmann jumps 10 rankings to 88th this week after winning the Suisse Centrale Championship at Golfclub Ennetsee. The 15-year-old took the title by 13 shots after rounds of 70, 72 and 75 gave her a one-over-par 217 total. Moosmann is Switzerland’s five highest ranked player.


  • Lou Vrain ran out a three-shot winner of the Grand Prix de Saint-Germain to improve her status on this week’s WAGR table. Vrain was the only player in the field to break 70 in the 54-hole event at the Golf de St Germain club on the outskirts of Paris. She began the tournament with a 68, added a second-round 69 before closing with a 74 for a 211 total. She improves 70 places this week to 589th.

Top 20 movers

  • Sweden’s Frida Kinhult, sister of European Tour player Marcus, is the only new top 20 player this week with a one-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Hyunkyung Park of Korea also moves up one ranking to become the world’s 50thbest amateur.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Germany’s Vivienne Buehle takes that honour with a jump of 432 rankings to world number 1,203.
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