Performance of the week
Kuest continues winning ways
Peter Kuest of the United States jumps 73 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 197th with his third victory in his last five starts. The Fresno, California resident won the Saint Mary's Invitational to go with the Visit Stockton Pacific Invite he won two weeks ago, and the William H Tucker six week ago. Kuest, a Brigham Young University student, opened with a course record 10-under-par 61 and then cruised to a five-shot victory with further scores of 69 and 70 for a 13-under 200 total. He attains his highest ever position on the WAGR table.
Hammer becomes German number 2
Marc Hammer comes within six spots of his highest ever WAGR ranking after winning the Campeonato Nacional por Golpes in Argentina. Rounds of 71, 65 and 70 gave him a 206 aggregate and a one-shot victory. Hammer moves 19 places to 64th to become Germany’s second-best player after 26th ranked Allen John.
Ko takes pole position in Grand Prix
France’s Jeong-Weon Ko earned his third win in four events in the Grand Prix de PACA. Scores of 69 and 68 gave him a 137 tally, good enough for a one-shot victory. He reaches his highest ranking with a jump of 99 positions to 138th.
Top 50 movers
There are no top 20 entrants, while Australia’s Blake Windred is the only new top 50 player. He makes an 11-ranking rise to 41st, his highest WAGR status, following third place in the AV Jennings NSW Open.
Biggest ranking improvement
Colombia’s Simon Correa takes the biggest jump this week with a leap of 1,570 rankings to world number 4,518 after finishing runner-up in the Torneo Juvenil CC Pereira in his homeland.
Performances of the week
Chinese Taipei players share Nanea PAC 12
Yu-Sang Hou and Tze-Han Lin of Chinese Taipei were declared co-winners of the Nanea PAC 12 Preview after compiling 6-under-213 totals. University of Oregon player Lin tied with compatriot University of Arizona player with a closing 3-under 70. They finished two shots ahead of the field. Hou moves 13 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 68th, while Lin jumps 56 positions to 221st.
Kim enters top 100 with Federal rout
Australia’s Grace Kim takes her place in the top 100 following an eight-shot victory in the Federal Women's Amateur Open Championship. Kim, who recently took the gold medal in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aries, returned scores of 70, 67, 72 and 74 for a 283 aggregate. She makes an 8-ranking rise to 93rd as a result.
Kuvanun saves best for last
Thailand’s Pinyada Kuvanun saved her best for last to win the Idle Hour Collegiate. Her closing 67 was the only score under par from the field, and helped her to 210 aggregate and a one-shot victory. The University of Toledo student reaches her highest WAGR position with a jump of 23 places to 99th.
Top 20 movers
United States Curtis Cup Sierra Brooks continues her climb back up the world order. The former world number 12 moves one spot to 20th. There are no new top 50 players.
Biggest ranking improvement
Warissa Puangcharoen of Thailand makes the biggest move of the week with a jump of 446 places to 1,622 with her runner-up finish in the Rollins Legends Invitational.