The Women

Performances of the week

Vu rides Wave to number one

Lilia Vu of the United States replaces Leona Maguire as the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after consecutive college victories. The UCLA student ended Maguire’s long reign with a one-ranking rise after winning the Bruin Wave Invitational. She quickly added to her win tally in the Arizona Wildcat Invitational.

Vu won the Bruin Wave by two shots and took the Wildcat by three. She now holds the UCLA record for most wins with eight, one more than Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup player Bronte Law.

Maguire, who slips to world number two, spent a total of 134 weeks as world number one, breaking Lydia Ko’s record of 130 weeks.

Rucker win takes Fassi into top 20

Maria Fassi breaks into the world top 20 this week after winning the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The University of Arkansas student returned scores of 70, 71 and 69 to post a 3-under 210 total. She won by two shots over Lauren Stephenson of the University of Alabama. Fassi strengthens her status as the world’s top ranked Mexican by moving five spots to 19th, while Stephenson strengthens her grasp on sixth place.

Top 20 movers

Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul joins Fassi in the top 20. Thitikul, who made history last week by winning the inaugural Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship, advances 19 spots to 20th.

Top 50 movers

Americans Alice Chen and Curtis Cup player Bailey Tardy join the top 50. Chen makes an eight-ranking rise to 49th, while Tardy edges up two spots to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Kaitlin Milligan of the United States is the most improved player by climbing 591 rankings to 333rd after finishing second in the Westbrook Invitational.

The Men

Performances of the week

McKenzie continues English dominance in Spain

England’s Billy McKenzie advances 136 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 114th after recording the biggest win of his amateur career. The 23-year-old Hampshire native is the new Spanish Amateur champion after defeating countryman Alex Fitzpatrick 3&2 at La Manga. He is the seventh English winner in the last 15 years.

Fitzpatrick, younger brother of four-time European Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick, jumps 306 places to 121st.

Ban wins National Invitational

Shintaro Ban of the United States advances one place inside the world top 25 to 23rd courtesy of victory in the National Invitational Tournament. UNLV student Ban won by two shots after posting a 16-under 200 total.

Sub 70 run gives Erickson Classics win

Dan Erickson was the only player to break 70 in all three rounds of the Louisiana Classics tournaments. Scores of 69, 69 and 68 gave the Texas A&M player a 10-under par 206 and a one-shot victory. He moves 110 spots to 384th.

Top 20 movers

Spain’s Angel Hidalgo Portillo and Dylan Perry of Australia graduate to the world top 20. Hidalgo Portillo climbs 12 places to 19th after reaching the quarterfinals of the Spanish Amateur Championship. Perry, runner-up in last year’s Amateur Championship, makes a one-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 50 movers

Kyle Mueller of the United States is the only new top 50 player. He improves 16 places to 45th after back to back college victories. He won the Southwestern Intercollegiate, and then was declared joint winner of the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate with two other players.

Biggest ranking improvement

Morocco’s Amine El Kharraz makes the biggest move this week with a jump of 1,268 rankings to world number 3,832.

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