Performance of the week
Jordan improves top 10 status
England’s Matthew Jordan makes a one-ranking rise to ninth on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after helping his country win the France v England International Match at Vidauban Golf Club near Nice. Jordan, who joined the top 10 last week by winning the Lytham Trophy, won two matches out of three in the 13-7 victory. Ben Jones and David Hague were England’s top points earners with three wins out of three. Jones rises 20 places to 64th, while Hague improves 10 spots to 85th.
Chothirunrungrueng wins Malaysian Amateur by five
Witchayanon Chothirunrungrueng ran out a five-shot winner of the Malaysian Amateur Open thanks to two rounds in the mid 60s. The Thai golfer opened with a 70 and then added 65 and 64 to distance himself from the field. A closing 73 gave him a 272 total. He jumps 24 rankings this week to 136th to become Thailand’s fifth ranked player.
Strong finish gives VanDerLaan victory
John VanDerLaan finished strong to win the NCAA D2 South – South East Region tournament. The Florida Southern player opened with a 1-under-par 70, but came back with scores of 65 and 68 to record a 10-under 203 for a three-shot victory. He moves to 32nd on the WAGR table from last week’s position of 46th.
Top 20 movers
Angel Hidalgo Portillo of Spain is the only player to break into the top 20. He improves three positions to 18th. There are no new top 50 players.
Biggest ranking improvement
Singapore’s Qi Wen Wong is the week’s biggest riser with a jump of 1,296 spots to world number 3,957 after placing 22nd in the Malaysian Amateur Open.
Performances of the week
Fassi joins top 15 with Austin win
Maria Fassi’s victory in the NCAA Austin Regional is the standout story from a busy week of NCAA regionals as the 2017/18 college golf season winds down. The University of Arkansas student pipped Texas A&M player Maddie Szeryk by a shot in a battle between the best amateurs from Mexico and Canada. Fassi’s closing 69 to Szeryk’s 72 proved the difference. It gave her an 8-under-par 208 total. She improves her status as the top ranked Mexican on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by one place to 15th. Szeryk rises two places to 22nd.
Kupcho improves number three status
Jenifer Kupcho of the United States strengthens her position as the world’s number three ranked amateur by winning the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The third year Wake Forest student won the individual title with 15-under 201 to tie a Wake Forest record. After a closing 5-under-par 67, she helped her team reach the NCAA finals with a birdie at the first extra hole in a playoff with Clemson.
Tavatanakit makes it three in a row in San Francisco
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit rises one place to ninth on the WAGR table after winning her third consecutive tournament. The first-year UCLA student triumphed in the NCAA San Francisco Regional when she finished on 8 under par. She also improves her status as Thailand’s top ranked amateur.
Top 20 movers
American Sophia Schubert joins the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th.
Top 50 movers
Jennifer Chang of the United States is the only new top 50 player. She climbs three places to 49th.
Biggest Ranking improvement
American Delaney Shah takes that honour with a jump of 553 places to world number 2,053.