The Men

Performance of the week

 

Good defence takes Axelsen back into top 50

 

John Axelsen moves back into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 50 after successfully defending his Danish International Amateur Championship title. Axelsen won by three shots after posting scores of 68, 72, 72 and 71 for a 283 total. Axelsen improves 10 places to 49th. The University of Florida player is Denmark’s third highest ranked player, and has been as high as 15th on the WAGR table.

 

Madey steals Sahalee at the last

American Cole Madey climbs 62 rankings this week to 126th by winning the Sahalee Players Championship with his last stroke of the championship. The native of West Linn, Oregon birdied the final hole to break out of a deadlock with Australia’s Nathan Barbieri. His closing 72 after rounds of 68, 68 and 73 gave him a 7-under 281 aggregate. Barbieri advances 88 positions to 275th.

 

Auboin takes chequered flag in Grand Prix

 

Frenchman Antoine Auboin improves his world status after winning the Grand Prix De Chiberta. Auboin, who had two runner-up finishes in French tournaments earlier this year, makes a 29-ranking rise to 233rd

 

Top 50 movers

 

Denmark’s John Axelsen is the only player to break into the top 50 with his Danish International Amateur win.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Scotland’s Connor Wilson makes the most dramatic move of the week with victory in the Scottish Boys' Amateur Championship. Wilson took the title at Moray Golf club after a 2&1 win over Liam Waldron. It is Wilson’s second victory of the season after the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy last month. He soars 2,559 rankings to world number 3,107. Waldron enters the WAGR table at 3,796th.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Kupcho regains number one spot

 

American Jennifer Kupcho regains the number one spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after swapping places with Lilia Vu. Kupcho, who attends Wake Forest University, is the reigning NCAA Individual champion. She also won the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, the Bryan National Collegiate and the Ocean Course Invitational during the 2017/18 college golf season.

 

 

Slater sprints to English win

 

Nicola Slater wasted no time stating her intentions in the English Women's Open Match Play final at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club, Leicestershire. The Yorkshire teenager sprinted out of the blocks against Sammy Fuller. Slater was three under par and six up after 12 holes, enough of a cushion to withstand a Fuller rally. Fuller won the next three holes but Slater ran out a 3&2 winner to jump 414 positions world number 410. Fuller moves 109 rankings to 357th.

 

Hansen makes bid for top Danish spot

 

Malene Kroelboell Hansen improved her chances of overtaking Puk Lyng Thomsen as Denmark’s top player by winning the Danish International Ladies Amateur Championship. Hansen make a one-ranking rise to 33rd and is now just one place behind Thomsen.

 

 

Top 50 movers

 

There are no new top 20 players this week, while Sierra Brooks is the only new face in the top 50. The U.S. Curtis Cup player, who has been as high as fifth on the WAGR table, edges up two spots to 49th spot.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

England’s Amy Taylor is the most improved player after reaching the semi-finals of the English Women's Open Match Play Championship. She climbs 824 places to world number 1,756.

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