The Women

Performances of the week

Yasuda makes Masters history

Yuka Yasuda took a big step in her golf career by winning her first title outside Japan. The 17-year-old reigning Japanese Amateur champion made history by winning the inaugural Women's Australian Master of the Amateurs at Royal Melbourne. Yasuda set a new course record with a third round 65 to take a six-shot lead into the final round. A closing 73 helped her win by five shots. She jumps 222 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 245th.

Migliaccio hangs on to win The Sally

Emilia Migliaccio did enough in the first round to win the Women’s South Atlantic Amateur Golf Championship, better known as The Sally. The Wake Forest student opened with a seven-under-par 65. A level par 72 and a closing 74 was good enough for a five-under 211 to give her a one-shot win over Anna Redding, who closed with a 68. Migliaccio rises nine places to 27th, while Redding advances 27 positions to 93rd.

Emilia Migliaccio
Emilia Migliaccio

Saso claims Philippine Ladies Open

Yuka Saso rises six spots to 44th after winning the Philippine Ladies Open Championship. Saso sandwiched a 69 between two 70s for a 209 total and a two-shot victory.

Top 20 movers

Lucy Li of the United States is the only player to break into the top 20. Li, who made history in 2014 by becoming the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open at age 11, makes a two-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 50 movers

U.S. Curtis Cup player Baily Tardy is the only player to join the top 50 by advancing two positions to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Norwegian amateur Tina Mazarino makes the biggest move with a 461-rankings rise to 734th.

The Men

Performances of the week

Micheluzzi Masters Royal Melbourne

Australia’s David Micheluzzi rises 19 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 26th after an impressive victory in the Australian Master of the Amateurs at Royal Melbourne. Micheluzzi posted a closing 7-under-par 64 to win. His 14-under 270 total gave him a five-shot victory. It’s Micheluzzi’s second recent win following victory in the Victoria Amateur Championship at the end of last year. He becomes the third highest ranked Australian on the WAGR table after 18th ranked Min Woo Lee and 2017 Amateur Championship runner-up Dylan Perry in 24th place. Lee finish fourth at Royal Melbourne and rises five spots to 14th.

Hidalgo enters top 50 with Andalucia win

Spain’s Angel Hidalgo breaks into the world top 50 by winning the Copa de Andalucia at Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina in Malaga, Southern Spain. Hidalgo won by five shots after posting scores of 69, 70, 71 and 68 for a 10-under-par 278. He makes a six-ranking rise to 48th to enhance his status as the highest ranked Spanish player.

Top 20 movers

American Dawson Armstrong is the only new face in the top 20 with a two-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 50 movers

Kosuke Hamamoto of Thailand joins Hidalgo in the top 50 jumping five-ranking places to 46th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Australia’s Corey Lamb takes that honour with a jump of 1,043 rankings to world number 4,501.

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