The Men

Performance of the week

Jordan breaks into top 10 with Lytham win

Matthew Jordan breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after a dominant victory in the Lytham Trophy. The 2017 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player was the only competitor to shoot par or better in four trips around the Open Championship venue. Scores of 67, 69, 70 and 66 gave him an 8-under-par 272. The 22-year-old Englishman won the prestigious title by nine shots over countryman Mitch Waite of Filton Golf Club in Bristol. Royal Liverpool member Jordan climbs nine places this week to ninth to become the highest ranked British player on the WAGR table. He is four places higher than compatriot Todd Clements. Waite jumps 158 spots to 474th

Ho tops field in Malaysia

Joshua Ho of Singapore improves his world status by 136 places to 463rd with victory in the MPI Generali Saujana Amateur Championship in Malaysia. Ho’s 9-under-par 207 total gave him a two-shot victory over Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana, the highest ranked player in the field.

Top 20 movers

Kaewkanjana’s runner up finish in the MPI Generali Saujana Amateur Championship gives him a three-ranking rise to 20th. He is the only player to join this week’s top 20.

Top 50 movers

John VanDerLaan of the United States joins the top 50 by climbing five positions to 46th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Englishman Michael Hay is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,314 rankings to world number 4,333 after a ninth-place finish in the Fairhaven Trophy. Hay finished seven shots behind countryman Conor Gough, who climbs 1,046 positions to 3,017th.

 

The Women

Performances of the week

McCook shears Lamb in Wales

Scotland’s Hannah McCook rises 59 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 211th after defeating England’s Sophie Lamb in a playoff to win the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship at Aberdovey. Both players finished at 7 under par, and McCook took the title at the first playoff hole. The Granton-on-Spey player strengthens her status as Scotland’s number three ranked amateur behind world number 93 Connie Jaffrey and 202nd ranked Shannon McWilliam, who placed 14th at Aberdovey. Lamb, who has been selected to the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team, breaks into the top 75 by moving 10 places to 73rd.

No match for Paltrinieri in Italian Match Play

Emilie Paltrinieri improves five places to 126th after winning the Italian Ladies Match Play Championship. Paltrinieri added the Giuseppe Silva Trophy to the trophies she already holds as winner of the 2016 British Girls’ Golf Championship and English Girls under 13 Championship.

Duncan gives Scotland double joy

Louise Duncan emulated Hannah McCook’s Welsh victory by finding a winning formula in the Fairhaven Trophy. Duncan gave Scottish women’s golf a double boost when she ran out a two-shot winner. Duncan advances 407 rankings to 1,023rd.

Top 50 movers

There are no new top 20 players, while Bianca Fabrizio of Italy breaks into the top 50 with a seven-ranking rise to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Germany’s Katja Mueller makes the most dramatic improvement of the week. She jumps 425 places to world number 2,067 courtesy of winning the HES/RPS-Ranglistenturnier Madchen 1 in her homeland.

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