The Men

Performances of the week

Xiong double moves him to world number 4

Xiong double moves him to world number 4

United States Walker Cup player Norman Xiong rises two places to fourth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to consecutive victories. The University of Oregon student began by winning the Oregon Duck by a shot after an 11-under 202. He backed up that victory by taking The Goodwin by six shots. Xiong was the only player to score under 70 in all three  rounds with 65, 65 and 69 for a 15-under 198 aggregate.

Thornberry hits 10 with Bulls win

World number two Braden Thornberry takes a step closer to top ranked Joaquin Niemann by winning the Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. The victory is Thornberry’s 10th as an Ole Miss student, the only player in Ole Miss history to hit double digits in wins.

Meyer conquers Augusta

Dylan Meyer of the United States climbs two spots to sixth on after triumphing in the 3M Augusta Invitational. The University of Illinois player defeated Italy’s Lorenzo Scalise, a University of Tennessee student, by a shot after compiling an 11-under 205.

Top 20 movers

Chandler Phillips of the United States is the only new top 20 player with a rise of six positions to 17th.

Top 50 movers

Lorenzo Scalise breaks into the world top 50 with a 10-ranking rise to 44th after his second-place finish in the 3M Augusta Invitational, and strengthens his status as Italy’s highest ranked player.

Biggest ranking improvement

Argentina’s Julian Alvarez Merialdo is the week’s most improved player. He soars 1,176 places to 4,426th on the WAGR table.

 

The Women

Performances of the week

Thitikul leads Amateur quartet in ANA

Atthaya Thitikul makes a nine-ranking move to 15th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after finishing equal 30th in the ANA Inspiration, the first women’s major of the year. The reigning Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific champion closed with a 69 to finish on 5 under and share 30th place with such notables as Michelle Wie, Cristie Kerr and 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open winner In-Kyung Kim. Thitikul was the highest amateur finisher of the four who made the cut. World number one Lilia Vu tied for 40th place. Fourth ranked Albane Valenzuela placed 59th while Rose Zhang climbs 21 spots to 45th after her 60th place finish.

Panthong cashes in at Henssler

Thailand’s Pimnipa Panthong edges closer to the top 10 after winning the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate. The Kent State student won by four shots with scores of 68, 73 and 69 for a 6-under 210 total. She improves two positions to 13th.

Masuda wins Anuenue Spring Break Classic

American Kaci Masuda jumps 218 places to 413th after winning the Anuenue Spring Break Classic. The University of Hawaii student won her first college tournament by three shots after posting a 4-under-par 212 aggregate.

Top 20 movers

Thitikul is the only new top 20 player after her impressive performance in the ANA Inspiration.

Top 50 movers

Denmark’s Malene Kroelboell Hansen and Esther Henseleit of Germany join Zhang in the top 50. Kroelboell Hansen makes a five-ranking rise to 47th, while Henseleit edges up one spot to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Sarah Debnekoff of the United States earns that honour this week with a jump of 555 rankings to world number 1,971.

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