The Men

Performance of the week

John Axelsen and twin brothers Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard take significant steps up the World Amateur Golf RankingTM  by helping Denmark win the World Amateur Team Championships for the first time. Nicolai improves his position as Denmark’s top player with a two-ranking improvement to fifth. Rasmus breaks into the top 40 by advancing 18 positions to 36th, while Axelsen moves four places to 54th.

 

Alejandro Del Rey shoots up the WAGR table after finishing low individual. The Spaniard finished on 23-under-par 267, one shot better than Japan’s Takumi Kanaya. Del Ray helped Spain finish third, three shots behind Denmark. Del Ray jumps 61 places to 75th to become Spain’s third best player. Kanaya breaks into the world top 30 with a 23-ranking rise to 27th to strengthen his status as Japan’s top amateur.

 

Nimmer nips field in Carpet Capital

 

American Bryson Nimmer climbs into the world top 65 after eking out a one-shot victory in the Carpet Capital Collegiate. The Clemson University player posted a third-round 7-under 65 after scores of 72 and 69 to record a 10-under 206 aggregate.

 

Pak cruises in Rod Myers

 

Florida State’s John Pak joins the top 50 with an empathic victory in the Rod Myers Invitational. The second-year student ran out a seven-shot winner with a 13-under 203 total. He’s 16 rankings better off this week at 44th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Italy’s Lorenzo Filippo Scalise is the only new top 20 player with a three-ranking rise to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Matias Honkala of Finland joins Rasmus Hojgaard and John Pak in the top 50 by advancing five places to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Daniel Kim is the most improved player with a jump of 1,607 rankings to 2,963rd.

 

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Henseleit laps German Amateur field

 

Esther Henseleit strengthens her status as the world’s top ranked German player by lapping the field to win the German National Amateur championship. The 19 year old ran away with the title, recording an 18-shot victory after scores of 65, 65, 72 and 64 gave her a 266 total. It extends a successful 2018 campaign that has seen her finish sixth in the World Amateur Team Championships, second in the European Ladies Amateur, third in the Internationaux de France U21 and fifth in the Spanish Ladies Amateur.

 

Henseleit improves her position as Germany’s top ranked player by moving into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15 with a two-ranking rise to 14th.

 

Morard hits AJGA for six

 

Michaela Morard earned her sixth American Junior Golf Association title in the AJGA Girls Championship. The Huntsville, Alabama resident broke the previous AJGA Girls Championship scoring record by three strokes with a 10-under 206 aggregate. She finished a stroke ahead of Floridian Megan Schofill.

 

Morard moves 38 positions to 126th, while Schofill improves 88 rankings to 264th.

 

Zanusso claims Italian under 18 title

 

Italy’s Anna Zanusso is 35 rankings better off this week after winning the Internazionali d'Italia Femminili U18. Zanusso is now the world’s 153rd best amateur.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Alessia Nobilio of Italy is the only new top 20 player this week. Nobilio, who recently finished eighth in the World Amateur Team Championships, makes a two-ranking move to 20th. There are no new top 50 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Carolina Melgrati of Italy is the week’s most improved player after finishing runner up in the Internazionali d'Italia Femminili U18. She jumps 627 rankings to 320th.

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