Performance of the week
Veyret raises French standard in Scotland
Victor Veyret stood tall in the Carrick Neill Scottish Men's Open Championship in more ways than one. The six foot, five inch Frenchman was the only player to shoot four rounds in the 60s at Gleneagles to run out a six-shot winner. He’s the third French player to lift the Scottish crown in nine years.
The 21 year old returned scores of 69, 65, 67 and 67 around the Kings Course for a 12-under 268, six shots better than Ireland’s Conor Purcell, who reached the semi-finals of this year’s Amateur Championship.
Veyret, the 2016 Italian Open Amateur champion, jumps 89 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 161st while Purcell makes a 25-ranking rise to 139th. Scotland’s Euan Walker took third and improves 30 spots to 164th.
Dobbelaar earns special birthday treat
Louis Dobbelaar celebrated his 17th birthday in style by winning the Queensland Men’s Amateur Championship. The Brisbane Golf Club member defeated Blake Collyer 6&4 to add the men’s title to the Queensland Boys’ Amateur he won in 2015. Dobbelaar advances 206 positions to 545th, while Collyer jumps 68 places to 272nd.
Top 20 movers
Finland’s Sami Valimaki and Davis Riley move into this week’s top 50. Valimaki makes a five-ranking move to 16th, while Riley edges up two spots to 20th.
Top 50 movers
Three players join the top half century. Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner is 12 places better off in 42nd. Trent Phillips of the United States moves 13 spots to 49th, while Japan’s Takumi Kanaya is two positions higher at world number 50.
Biggest ranking advancement
American Jeff Wilson makes a jump of 2,126 rankings to world number 946 after winning the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.
Performances of the week
U.S. trio dominate World Team Championships
The American threesome of Jennifer Kupcho, Lilia Vu and Kristen Gillman proved why they’re respectively the top three players on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with an emphatic victory in the World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House Golf Club near Dublin. The trio lifted the Espirito Santo Trophy to give the United States its first victory since 1998, and 14th overall.
The U.S. women ran out 10-shot winners over defending champions Korea, with Japan taking the bronze medal in third place. Kupcho finished second leading individual on 15-under with Japan’s Yuki Yasuda, two shots behind Korea’s Ayean Cho. U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Gillman placed fourth while Vu ended up T17.
Cho rises two places to 13th, while Yasuda improves five spots to 17th.
Choi crowned Queen of Queensland
Australian Doey Choi achieves her highest ever WAGR position after winning the Queensland Stroke Play and Amateur Championship. After winning the Stroke Play, the 17 year old then defeated Rhianna Lewis 4&3 to win the Queensland Women’s Amateur Championship. She joins Australian legend Karrie Webb (1994) as a double winner, and jumps 57 positions to 151st. Lewis advances 1,235 positions to 1,050th.
Seo wins Maekyung Amateur
Korea’s Uhjin Seo also achieves her highest WAGR Status this week thanks to victory in the Maekyung Amateur in her homeland. She climbs 145 rankings to 53rd.
Top 20 movers
Germany’s Esther Henseleit joins Yasuda in the top 20 with a 10-place rise to 16th after a joint sixth place finish in the World Amateur Team Championships.
Top 50 movers
Korea’s Heejeong Lim is the only player to join the top 50. She climbs 29 spots to 47th.
Biggest ranking improvement
Runner-up in the Queensland Women’s Amateur Championship makes Rhianna Lewis the week’s biggest mover.