The Men

Performance of the week

Salinda rules the Pacific

 

American Isaiah Salinda breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 75 after holding on to win the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The hometown player reached the top of the leaderboard with a course record nine-under-par 62 in round three. He took a three-shot lead into the deciding round and returned a 1-over 72 for a 12-under-par 272 and a one-shot victory over Austin Eckroat. Salinda climbs 74 places to 74th while Eckroat breaks into the top 50 with a move of 21 spots to 47th.

 

Neergaard-Petersen cracks top 90 with German win

 

Denmark’s Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen breaks into the world top 90 after winning the German International Amateur Championship. Neergaard-Petersen becomes Denmark’s fourth best player as a result with a jump of 78 positions to 88th.

 

Rafferty conquers Southern Ireland

 

Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty makes a significant move up the WAGR table by winning the South of Ireland Amateur Open. Rafferty, leading qualifier in the 2017 Amateur Championship, defeated Rowan Lester at the 20th hole. The 25th year old is 82 places better off this week at world number 78, while Lester climbs 81 spots to 129th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Finland’s Sami Valimaki is the only player to breaks into this week’s top 20 by edging up one spot to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Two players join Eckroat in the top 50. Frederic Lacroix of France is seven places better off at 44th, while Denmark’s John Axelsen moves back into the top 50 with a two-ranking move to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

 American Chris Curb makes the most emphatic move this week. He is 2,136 places better off at world number 3,266.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Vu regains top spot

 

Lilia Vu regains the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top spot by swapping places with Jennifer Kupcho, who drops to world number two. Vu, who represented the United States in the Curtis and Palmer Cups this year, has four victories in 2018.

 

No stopping Noh

 

Yealimi Noh takes another significant stride up the WAGR table after winning her fifth tournament in her last six events. The Concord, California native added the Canadian Women’s Amateur to the U.S. Junior Open and Girls’ Junior PGA Championships she won in her last two starts to jump 11 places to 23rd.

 

Noh started her Canadian crusade with a 5-under 66 at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia before adding scores of 69 and 67. However, she trailed compatriot Dylan Kim by one shot heading into the final round. Noh turned the tables on the Texan by closing with a level-par 71 to Kim’ 73 for an 11 under 273 total. Kim’s consolation is a move of four positions to 33rd.

 

Barquin crowned European Queen

 

Celia Barquin is the new European Ladies' Amateur Champion after taking the title at Penati Golf Resort

in Slovakia. The Spaniard overcame an elite field by returning scores of 69, 71, 63 and 69 for a 16-under 272. She won by one shot over Germany’s Esther Henseleit. Barquin moves 38 places to 40th, while Henseleit breaks into the top 20 with a 20-ranking improvement to 16th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Henseleit is the only new top 20 player this week

 

Top 50 movers

 

Barquin is the sole player to enter this week’s top 50.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Germany’s Paula Schulz-Hanssen is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 860 rankings to world number 1,793.

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