The Men

Performance of the week

Thornberry becomes number 1

Braden Thornberry takes over the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top spot following Doug Ghim’s decision to turn professional. Thornberry, who played on the same victorious 2017 U.S. Walker Cup team as Ghim, won the 2017 NCAA Championship


Performances of the week

Rebula upstages Uncle Ernie

Jovan Rebula makes a significant move up the WAGR tableafter accomplishing something his famous Uncle Ernie Els never achieved. Rebula became the second South African to win the Amateur Championship after Bobby Cole in 1966 when he defeated Ireland’s Robin Dawson 3&2 at Royal Aberdeen.


Rebula began the championship ranked 182nd, but moves to 59th after upstaging The Big Easy. Els reached the fourth round in 1988.


Dawson jumps 22 spots to 13th to strengthen his status as the top Irish player. Beaten semi-finalists Mitch Waite of England and Ireland’s Conor Purcell also make big moves. Waite, who lost to Rebula, climbs 181 places to 253rd, while Purcell make a 164-ranking rise to 230th. Leading qualifier Wilco Nienaber, who posted a 36-hole total of 8-under 133, jumps 68 positions to 147th.


Suh becomes world number two

American Justin Suh moves two rankings to second on the WAGR table after an emphatic six-shot victory in the Northeast Amateur. The San Jose, California resident returned rounds of 63, 65, 67 and 66 for a 15-under 261 to tie the 72-hole record.


Top 20 movers

Three players join Robin Dawson in the top 20. Americans Stewart Hagestad and Matthew Wolf assume the 18th and 19thpositions after three and four rankings moves respectively. Australian Dylan Perry makes a two-ranking rise to 20th.


Biggest ranking improvement

American Bobby Bucey is the most improved player by jumping 1,924 positions to world 3,367 after winning the California Amateur Championship. 


The Women

Performances of the week


Zanusso storms to Annika win


Anna Zanusso saved her best golf for the final four holes of the Annika Invitational Europe at Royal Drottningholm Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden. The 18-year-old Italian birdied all four of the final holes to return a closing 6-under-par 66 to win by three shots over Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad. Previous rounds of 69 and 74 gave her a 7-under 209 total. Zanusso and Lindblad began the tournament ranked outside the top 300, with Lindblad one ranking higher at 301st. Unsurprisingly, they both move into the top 300. Zanusso improves 55 rankings to 247th, while Lindblad becomes the world’s 241st ranked player with a jump of 60 positions.


Yoshida cracks top 75 with Japanese Amateur win

Yuri Yoshida moves into the world top 75 after winning the Japan Women's Amateur Championship. She climbs 30 places to 73rd to become the world’s third highest Japanese player after 27th ranked Yuka Yasuda and Yuna Nishimura at world number 42.


Top 20 movers


Denmark’s Puk Lyng Thomsen and U.S. Curtis Cup player Mariel Galdiano graduate to the world top 20 with identical two-ranking rises. Thomsen becomes the world’s 19th ranked player, while Galdiano advances to 20th. There are no new top 50 players this week.


Top 100 movers


France’s Emma Broze joins Yoshida in the top 100 with a jump of 23 rankings to 92nd.

Biggest ranking improvement


Ireland’s Aine Donegan makes the week’s biggest move. She advances 650 places to world number 1,700 after reaching the quarterfinals of the Irish Women’s Close Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club
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