The Women

Maguire begins college season in style

  • Leona Maguire confirmed yet again why she’s the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by starting her final year of college golf in style. The Duke University student won the Jim West Challenge by three shots, her eighth college victory, by setting a Duke and tournament record winning total of 200, 13-under-par. Canada’s Maddie Szeryk finished second, and strengthens her grasp on the world number 28 spot.

Lee and Pagdanganan lay down the law

  • Andrea Lee and Bianca Pagdanganan improve their world status after sharing victory in the Branch Law Firm-Dick McGuire event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They were declared joint winners after compiling eight-under-par 208 totals. American Lee takes a firmer grip on the world number five spot, while Philippines native Pagdanganan jumps inside the world top 100 with a 46-ranking rise to 95th.

Fassi and Stephenson inseparable in Mason Rudolph

  • Mexico’s Maria Fassi and Lauren Stephenson of the United States take significant steps on this week’s WAGR table after sharing victory in the Mason Rudolph Championship. They tied on 16-under 200 totals, four shots clear of the field. Stephenson moves into the top 10 with a four-ranking rise to ninth, while Fassi climbs 11 places to 31st.

Top 20 movers

  • Sweden’s Amanda Linner and Dewi Weber of The Netherlands move into this week’s top 20. Linner rises five places to 18th, while Weber edges back into the top 20 with a one-ranking improvement to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • American Dylan Kim is the only player to move into this week’s top 50 by rising 13 spots to 47th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Korea’s Eun Kyung Lee is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 480 rankings to world number 2,024.

The Men

Gregory and Syme leave amateur ranks in style

  • Scott Gregory and Connor Syme say goodbye to the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after deciding to turn professional following the Walker Cup. Gregory, the 2016 Amateur Champion, turns professional after ending his amateur career as the world’s sixth best player. Syme, recently voted Scottish Amateur Golfer of the Year for 2017, ended his amateur days ranked ninth on the WAGR table. Both make their professional debuts in this week’s Portugal Masters.

Performances of the week

Xiong and Zalatoris enjoy victorious double

  • Norman Xiong and Will Zalatoris had barely stopped celebrating helping the United States win the Walker Cup when they were tasting success again. They were declared joint winners of the Rod Myers Invitational after tying on 12-under-par 204 to separate themselves from the rest of the field by three shots. Both players move into the top 10 as a result. Xiong rises five rankings to sixth while Zalatoris moves three spots to 10th.

Riley rules Fighting Illini

  • Davis Riley of the United States climbs 21 places this week to 50th after a three-stroke victory in the OFCC Fighting Illini Invite at Olympia Fields Country Club. The University of Alabama player recorded scores of 66, 67 and 67 for a 10-under-par 200 total.

Holt wins Gopher Invitational

  • American Ian Holt moves 45 rankings to 102nd after a three-shot victory in the Gopher Individual.

Top 20 movers

  • Three players join this week’s top 20 with identical four-ranking rises. Sean Crocker of the United States moves to 17th, Australian Harrison Endycott becomes the world’s 19th best player while John Axelsen of Denmark rises to 20th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Australian Andrew Richards makes the biggest move of the week with a rise of 1,236 rankings to world number 3,562.
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