The Women

Performances of the week

Fassi breaks into top 20 with Derby win

Maria Fassi improves her status as Mexico’s top ranked amateur by moving into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20. Fassi improves three places to 19thfollowing victory in the Evans Derby Experience in Auburn, Alabama. The University of Arkansas student opened with an 8-under-par 64 over the Auburn University Club and never really looked back. Further rounds of 67 and 71 gave her a 14-under 202 total and a five-shot victory.

Hollis saves best for last

Jillian Hollis of the United States saved her best golf for the last round of the Ping ASU Invitational to run out a three shot winner. Hollis, a University of Georgia student, began the final round in eighth place but returned 65, 7-under, to post a 9-under 207 score. She moves into the world top 30 with a 13-ranking improvement to 27th.

Hewson improves England number one status

England number one Alice Hewson put more distance between herself and her English peers by winning the Clemson Invitational. Hewson, a Clemson student, won the title by a shot with a 10-under 206 total. She climbs nine spots to world number 35.

Top 20 movers

Fassi is the only player to break into this week’s top 20.

Top 50 movers

Kaitlyn Papp of the United States and Germany’s Leonie Harm move into the top 50. Papp makes an eight-ranking rise to 46th, while Harm moves seven places to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Jenna Phillips of the United states is the week’s biggest riser after nearly halving her ranking. She jumps 611 spots to 614th.

The Men

Performances of the week

Valspar win takes Hovland to seventh

Norway’s Viktor Hovland moves two places inside the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 to seventh after victory in the Valspar Collegiate. The Oklahoma State player took the title by four shots over Florida State’s John Pak with rounds of 67, 65 and 68 for a 13-under 200 total. Pak rises 13 spots to 40th.

Lee edges closer to top 10 with Classic win

Australia’s Min Woo Lee makes a one-ranking rise to world number 11 after winning the South Australia Amateur Classic. The 19-year-old Australian number one blitzed Royal Adelaide over the final 36 holes with successive scores of 67, 5-under, after opening with two rounds of 70. His 14-under 274 gave him a six-shot victory.

Spitz edges closer to top 50 in Italy

Austria’s Emma Spitz is just three places off a top 50 ranking after winning the Italian International Ladies Amateur Championship. Spitz defeated home favourite Alessandra Fanali in a playoff after the pair had tied on level par 288. Spitz rises 15 places to 53rd, while Fanali improves 30 places to 65th.

Hammer nails Azalea to close in on top 50

Cole Hammer of the United States moves closer to the world top 50 thanks to victory in the Azalea Invitational. Hammer held a five-shot lead after 10 holes of the final round, but found himself in a three-man playoff after regulation play. A birdie at the first extra hole gave him the victory, and moves him 41 rankings to 56th.

Top 20 movers

Two players move into this week’s top 20. Angel Hidalgo of Spain advances eight positions to 18th, while American Shintaro Ban makes a four-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 50 movers

John Pak of the United States is the only new top 50 player after his second place finish in the Valspar Collegiate.

Biggest ranking improvement

American Keller Harper takes that honour this week by climbing 1,340 rankings to world number 2,598.

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