The Women

Performances of the week

Wardle joins top 100 with Portuguese win

Isobel Wardle moves inside the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 100 after defeating fellow England player Annabell Fuller in a playoff to win the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship. The 18 year old began the final round five shots off Fuller’s lead. However, she returned a closing 5-over 77 in blustery conditions to tie Fuller at the top of the leaderboard on 18-over. Wardle took the title at the first extra hole to add the Portuguese title to the English Women’s and English Girls’ Championships she won last year. She jumps 53 places to 96th on the WAGR table, while Fuller advances 36 positions to 134th.

Yamaguchi continues winning ways Down Under

Suzuka Yamaguchi continued her winning ways Down Under by claiming the prestigious Avondale Medal by six shots. The win comes just a week after she won the Australian Amateur Championship. She rises 51 places to 110th.

Saso enters top 40 with Victoria win

Yuka Saso of the Philippines makes a four-ranking rise to 40th thanks to victory in the Victorian Junior Masters. The win is her second of the year in consecutive starts, following victory in the Philippines Ladies Open two weeks ago.

Top 20 movers

China’s Wenbo Liu is the only new top 20 player by edging up one spot to 20th.

Top 50 movers

Three players make identical four-ranking rises into the top 50. Americans Haylee Harford and Alyaa Abdulghany move to 47th and 48th respectively, while Korea’s Hyunkyung Park is now the world’s 49th best player

Biggest ranking improvement

Australia’s Sheradyn Johnson takes the honour as the week’s biggest riser with a jump of 525 rankings to world number 1,889.

The Men

Performances of the week

Barber joins top 80 after unique double

Garrett Barber moves into the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ top 80 after achieving a unique double in amateur golf. The 17 year old defeated fellow American Theo Humphrey in a playoff to win the Jones Cup in Sea Island, Georgia. He is the first player to win the Jones Cup and Jones Cup Junior Championship, which he won in 2016.

Barber returned a closing 66 to make the playoff. He won with a birdie at the first extra hole. He climbs 61 places to 71st, while Humphrey rises five spots to 11th.

Windred makes clutch par to win Avondale Medal

Australian Blake Windred joins the world top 70 after a clutch win in the Avondale Medal. The 20 year old looked to have thrown away his chances of outright victory when he found a greenside bunker on the final green. However, he saved par to defeat England’s David Hague by one shot. Windred jumps 29 places to 70th, while Hague advances 20 rankings to 54th.

Top 20 movers

India’s Rayhan Thomas and Chandler Phillips of the United States join the top 20. Thomas, the world’s highest ranked Indian, makes a four-ranking rise to 17th. Phillips moves two places to 20th.

Top 50 movers

Three players join this week’s top 50. Chile’s Toto Gana moves 11 spots to 43rd after finishing seventh in the Latin America Championship, which he won in 2017. Zach Murray of Australia makes a two-ranking rise to 49th. England’s Benjamin Jones jumps 16 places to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

South African Otto Van Buynder is the most improved player by soaring 1,223 places to world number 3,477 after a fifth-place finish in the Guateng North Open.

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