The Men

Performance of the week

Murphy makes his mark in St Andrews

John Murphy emerged as a surprise winner of the St Andrew Links Trophy over the Old and Jubilee courses at St Andrews. The 19-year-old arrived in St Andrews ranked 986th on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, but left 251 rankings higher at 735th after becoming the third Irish winner of the prestigious tournament. Murphy, a member of Kinsale Golf Club, defeated Germany’s Jannik de Bruyn at the first playoff hole after the pair had tied on 9-under 278. Left hander de Bruyn, who was bidding to become the first German winner, jumps 93 places to 123rd.

Hendrix holds on to win Palmetto Amateur

American Bryce Hendrix improves 136 places to 231st after claiming the Palmetto Amateur. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro student began the final round with a two-shot lead but dropped four shots over the front nine to fall into a tie for first. Two birdies over the first three holes of the back nine helped him to a one-shot victory.

Top 20 movers

NCAA Division II champion John VanDerLaan is one of two players to move into the top 20. The American makes a four-ranking move to 18th. Compatriot Zachary Bauchou is the other new top 20 player after edging up one place to 20th.

Top 50 movers

Luis Fernando Barco is the pick of the two top 50 movers. The world’s highest ranked Peruvian advances 26 places to 50th after winning the Mexican Amateur Championship, the Campeonato Internacional de Aficionados – Mexico. Australian Zach Murray joins Fernando in the top 50 with a jump of three spots to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Ireland’s Peter McKeever makes the week’s biggest move by climbing 2,200 positions to world number 3,320

The Women

Performances of the week

Paltrinieri closes in on top 100

Italy’s Emilie Paltrinieri takes a step closer to the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 100 after becoming the new Italian Ladies Stroke Play Champion. Paltrinieri, the 2016 Girls’ British Open Amateur champion, lifted the Isa Goldschmid Trophy and improved her status by 22 places to 101st.

Delavallade delivers Coupe Gaveau

Mathilde Delavallade of France also moves closer to the top 100 by winning the Championnat de France. Delavallade topped the field to earn the Coupe Gaveau, and take her world ranking to 115th, a rise of 182 positions.

Batty claims Scottish crown

Gemma Batty is the new Scottish Women’s Amateur champion after winning the title at Elie. The 24-year-old defeated Gabrielle Macdonald one up. All square going down the final hole, Batty was practically gifted the hole when Macdonald’s approach shot took a bad bounce and ended up out of bounds. Batty jumps 97 places to 337th, while Macdonald makes a 251-ranking improvement to 931st.

Top 50 movers

There are no new top 20 players this week, while Tilda Larsson of Sweden is the only new top 50 player. She rises five positions to 48th.

Top 100 movers

Three players enter this week’s top 100. Letizia Bagnoli of Italy improves 26 rankings to 82nd. Korea’s Heejeong Lim climbs 46 spots to 95th, while Anna Redding of the United States is six places better off in 96th.

Biggest ranking improvement

American Calynne Rosholt is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 919 rankings to world number 153rd after winning the Women's Southern GA Amateur.

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