The Men

Performance of the week

Suh backs up number 1 status with Georgia win

 

Justin Suh didn’t take long to justify his number one status on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Suh replaced Braden Thornberry as world number one last week, and then reeled off a four-shot victory in the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. The University of Southern California player opened with a pair of 67s and closed with a 4-under 68 to post a 14-under 202 tally. It is Suh’s first win of the season and seventh for USC in his final year of college golf.

 

Fisk makes it four in a row

 

American Steven Fisk notched up his fourth consecutive win and seventh college victory by winning the AutoTrader Collegiate Classic. Fisk, who is in his senior year at Georgia Southern University, produced consecutive 7-under 65s before adding a 69 for a 17-under aggregate to cruise to five-shot victory. He breaks into the top 50 with an 11-ranking move to 42nd, his highest position on the WAGR table.

 

No Hollow victory for Trace

 

Travis Trace of the United States is 59 positions better off at 230th courtesy of victory in the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational. The University of North Florida student began the final round in fifth place, but fired a final round 6-under 66. His 3-under 213 total gave him a three-shot victory.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Sweden’s Fredrik Nilehn is the only new face in this week’s top 20.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Fisk’s triumph in the AutoTrader Collegiate makes him the sole player to enter the top 50.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Adam Van Raden is the week’s highest mover by climbing 1,896 positions to 3,847th thanks to two fourth place finishes in his last three tournaments.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Galdiano joins top 15 after equalling UCLA record

 

American Curtis Cup player Mariel Galdiano moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15 after equalling a UCLA women’s golf record. A second round 9-under-par 62 in the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice sees her join world number two Lilia Vu and sixth-ranked Patty Tavatanakit as sharers of the lowest round in relation to par in UCLA history. Galdiano sandwiched scores of 71 and 72 around the 62 for an 8-under 205 to share victory with Australia’s Hira Naveed of Pepperdine University. Galdiano rises three places to 15th. Naveed climbs 27 positions to 100th with her second victory of the college season.

 

Cooper makes fast start to college career

 

American Hailee Cooper climbs 140 places to 161st after her first college win in her third start for the University of Texas. Cooper won the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite by four shots with a 9-under 207 total after scores of 72, 67 and 68.

 

Nowlin & Selin enter top 100

 

American Tristyn Nowlin and Korean Hyun Selin join the top 100 with victories. Nowlin rises 25 spots to 84th by winning college golf’s Cardinal Cup, while Selin won the National Sports Festival in her homeland to move 13 places to 87th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Yealimi Noh is back in the top 20 by edging up two places to 20th with 59th place in the LPGA’s KEB Hana Bank Championship.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Yuka Saso of the Philippines and American Anna Redding make two-ranking rises to 49th and 50th respectively.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Thailand’s Saranlak Tumfong is the most improved player with a jump of 591 rankings to 1,772nd after placing 27th in the Cardinal Cup.
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