The Men

Performance of the week

Suh stands on top of the world

 

Justin Suh is the new World Amateur Golf RankingTM number one with a one-ranking move. He swaps places with fellow American Braden Thornberry, the 2018 Mark H McCormack Medal winner. University of Southern California student Suh finished 10th in the Nike Collegiate Invite to move to the top of the world order.

  

Fisk makes it six of the best in Fighting Irish

 

Steven Fisk earned his third consecutive victory and sixth of his career by winning the Fighting Irish Classic. The Georgia Southern University student ran out a one-shot winner after recording scores of 64, 69 and 65 for a 198 aggregate. He jumps 16 places to 53rd, his highest WAGR position.

 

Perico improves number two status with Pate win

 

Julian Perico improves his status as the world’s second highest ranked Peruvian after a four-shot victory in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The University of Arkansas player led from wire to wire. Scores of 64, 65 and 68 gave him a 13-under 197 total.  He breaks into the world top 100 with a jump of 36 spots to 96th, 56 places behind Peruvian number one Luis Fernando Barco.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Swede Oliver Gillberg breaks into the top 20 by edging up one spot to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Australia’s Karl Vilips is the only new top 50 player courtesy of taking the gold medal in the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. Vilips sandwiched a 68 between a pair of 69s to finish on 4-under 206 to win by two shots. He rises 10 places to 46th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Zack Taylor of the United States jumps 1,654 rankings to world number 2,729 after finishing fifth in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Migliaccio joins top 30 with Tar Heel win

 

Emilia Migliaccio of the United States moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 30 thanks to victory in the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invite. The Wake forest student won by four shots thanks to a 205 total comprised of rounds of 67, 68 and 70. She is seven positions better off at 27th.

 

Zhang doubles up in Ping Invitational

 

Rose Zhang also moves into the top 30 after winning the American Junior Golf Association’s Ping Invitational. Zhang, who recently helped the United States win the Junior Ryder Cup, returned scores of 74, 72 and 75 for a 221 aggregate. It’s Zhang’s second consecutive victory following the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational.

 

Kim takes gold in Youth Olympics

 

Grace Kim made it double gold for Australia in the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. Kim joined Karl Vilips as gold medal winner with a three-shot victory over a quality field after scores of 71, 69 and 71 gave her a 2-under 211 tally. She’s four places higher this week in 104th position.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Germany’s Leonie Harm is back in the world top 20 after advancing five spots to 19th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Ana Belac of Slovenia becomes the world’s 50th best player with a 17-ranking move following first place in the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invite. It is her highest WAGR position.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Lara Tennant takes that honour with a leap of 1,032 positions to world number 1,336 thanks to victory in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship. The 51-year old from Portland, Oregon defeated Australian Sue Wooster 3&2 in the final. Wooster climbs 303 places to 576th.

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