The Women

Performances of the week

Kupcho digs in at number three

Jennifer Kupcho of the United States strengthens her status as the third best player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the Bryan National Collegiate. Kupcho posted 72, 72 and 71 scores for a 1-under 215 to be the only player under par. The Wake Forest player ran out a two-shot winner over North Carolina State’s Naomi Ko, who rises 24 places to 122nd.

Spaniard tops French class

Spaniard Marta Garcia Llorca climbs 209 rankings to 167th after her anointment as Internationaux de France U21 champion. She picked up the prestigious Trophée Esmond with a 2&1 victory over countrywoman Dimana Viudes Emilova, who becomes the world’s 136th best amateur after a move of 140 places.

Szeryk wins Bruzzy by four

Canada’s Maddie Szeryk becomes the world’s 26th best player by winning the Bruzzy at Maridoe. The Texas A&M player makes a two-ranking rise after her even par 216 total gave her a four-shot win.

Coastal Carolina pair dance to Charleston victory

The University of Coastal Carolina women’s golf programme had much to celebrate at the conclusion of the Charleston Invitational. The Coastal Carolina team ran out 15-shot winners after two team members tied for first place. Denmark’s Malene Kroelboell Hansen and Frantiska Lunackova of the Czech Republic were declared joint winners after tying on 3-under 213 tallies. Kroelboell Hansen rises three places to 44th, with Lunackova climbing 71 spots to 382nd.

Top 50 movers

Yuka Yasuda of Japan is the only new top 50 player. She advances nine positions to 45th. There are no new top 20 players.

Biggest ranking improvement

France’s Emma Rouger is the week’s most improved player with a move of 589 rankings to 1,752nd.

The Men

Performances of the week

Masterful Ghim becomes world number 4

Doug Ghim’s low amateur Masters performance moves him to fourth on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The 21 year old was the only amateur to make the cut of the six in the field. The University of Texas player finished equal 50th in the year’s first major. Rounds of 72, 76, 74 and 74 gave him an 8-over 296 total. Ghim replaces United States Walker Cup teammate Norman Xiong with a one-ranking rise.

Double celebration at Aggie Invitational

Nothing separated Texas A&M players Chandler Phillips and Walker Lee when the last putt dropped at the Aggie Invitational at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas. They were declared joint winners after tying on 211, 5-under, for 54 holes. Phillips takes a step closer to the top 10 by improving four rankings to 13th, while Lee jumps 181 spots to world number 300.

Xiong shares third consecutive victory

Norman Xiong had to share his third consecutive victory along with fellow Americans Collin Morikawa and George Cunningham after the trio tied at the top of the Annual Western Intercollegiate. Xiong has to take a back seat to Doug Ghim’s Masters performance and slips one position to fifth. Morikawa solidifies his hold on the world number three spot, while Cunningham climbs 24 places to 135th.

Top 50 movers

There are no new top players this week, while two players move into the top 50. Germany’s Allen John makes a 91-ranking rise to 38th, and Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player Paul McBride moves six positions to 45th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Italian Luca Zucchini makes the week’s biggest improvement by jumping 2,060 places to world number 3,512.

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