The Women

Performances of the week

Maguire breaks Ko’s number one record

Leona Maguire earns another huge achievement by breaking Lydia Ko’s record for weeks as the number one player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™. Maguire, who recently received the Mark H McCormack Medal as leading amateur during the 2017 season, has topped the WAGR table for 131 weeks, breaking Ko’s 130-week tally. (Maguire and Ko are the only two players to win the McCormack Medal three times.) The native of County Cavan, Ireland is in her final year at Duke University. She hopes to end her college career by helping the Blue Devils win the NCAA Championship before she considers a professional career.

Yoon halves her WAGR status with NSW win

Ina Yoon’s victory in the NSW Amateur Championship practically halves her amateur status. The Korean began the championship ranked 1,012th but left it as the world’s 503rd best player after defeating Australia’s Doey Choi 2&1 in the final. Yoon was seven up on 2014 winner Choi at one point. However, the Australian put up a fight to take Yoon to the penultimate hole. Choi’s consolation is a jump of 106 places to 442nd.

Myeki conquers Eastern Province

South Africa’s Zethu Myeki advances 44 rankings to 331st this week after winning the Eastern Province Championship in her homeland.

Top 50 movers

There are no new top 20 players this week while Isabella Fierro of Mexico is the only new top 50 entry. She rises seven places to 47th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Ina Yoon’s 509-ranking jump to 503rd for winning the NSW Amateur Championship makes her the week’s most improved player.

The Men

Performances of the week

Suh joins top 10 with third win

Justin Suh moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 with his third win of the 2017/18 college season. The second-year USC student won the Amer Ari Invitational after rounds of 69, 66 and 68. His 13-under-par 203 total gave him a one-shot victory over Norwegian Viktor Hovland and fellow American Matthew Wolff. Suh is now the world’s seventh best amateur after a six-ranking rise. Hovland moves two places to 16th, while Wolff joins the top 100 after jumping 32 spots to 92nd.

Petrozzi continues English tradition Down Under

Gian-Marco Petrozzi holed a 50-foot eagle putt at the first extra hole to become the third Englishman in four years to win the NSW Amateur Championship. The 20-year-old was six up against Australian Jed Morgan early in the second 18 holes of the scheduled 36-hole final, but found himself all square after 36 holes. Petrozzi reached the green of the par-5 first extra hole with a 3-iron, and then drained the putt to seal the victory. He climbs 38 places to 61st. Morgan jumps 101 rankings to 382nd.

Bailey cruises to Arizona win

Braden Bailey improves 21 positions to 74th after a comfortable four-stroke victory in the Arizona Intercollegiate. The Baylor University student was the only player to break par, posting a 3-under 210 total.

Braden Bailey

Top 20 movers

Australian Dylan Perry is the only new top 20 player. Perry, runner up in last year’s Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s, edges up one spot to 20th. There are no new top 50 players.

Biggest ranking improvement

Spain’s Pedro Marin Santander is the week’s highest climber with a jump of 1,092 rankings to world number 4,223.

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