The Men

Performance of the week

Ghim moves to number one with Raleigh win

Doug Ghim takes over as the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the NCAA Raleigh Regional championship in a busy week of NCAA Regionals. The University of Texas player compiled a 17-under-par 196 around NC State’s Lonnie Poole course in Raleigh, North Carolina for a three-shot victory. Ghim, who earned four points out of four to help the United States win last year’s Walker Cup, replaces Colin Morikawa, who slips three places to fourth.

Xiong’s Pacific payoff takes him to number three

Norman Xiong makes a one-ranking rise to third after victory in the NCAA Pacific Regional in Stockton, California. The victorious Walker Cup player earned a one-shot victory after a 15-under 201 total.

Phillips joins top 10

Ghim and Xiong weren’t the only Regional winners. Chandler Phillips joins the top 10 after winning the NCAA Bryan Regional. He moves to ninth from last week’s ranking of 15th. Kyle Mueller is the new NCAA Columbus Regional winner and improves 21 places to 25th.  Travis Trace ran out a one-shot winner of the NCAA Norman Regional and advances 100 positions to 198th.

Top 20 movers

China’s Andy Zhang is the only new top 20 player after his NCAA Reunion Regional victory. He jumps eight spots to 15th.

Top 50 movers

Ireland’s Robin Dawson is the pick of the new top 50 players after winning the Irish Amateur Open Championship. He makes a 27-ranking move to 40th. England’s Alex Fitzpatrick rises 10 places to 48th. Denmark’s John Axelsen edges up two spots to 49th.

Biggest ranking improvement

England’s Reece Blair is the most improved player with a move of 1,293 positions to world number 4,201.


The Women

Performances of the week

Jeon improves top 10 status with NJCAA win

Korea’s Jiwon Jeon makes a one-ranking rise to ninth on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after sharing victory in the NJCAA National Championship with Daytona State College teammate Grace St-Germain. They set a new NJCAA record for low score during the championship with matching 8-under-par 280s. St Germain, from Ontario, Canada, finished with a 67, one shot better than Jeon’s 68. They helped Daytona State College to its 10th championship victory in 16 years. St-Germain jumps 55 places on this week’s table to 253rd.

Keilich crowned NCAA Division II champion

Germany’s Katharina Keilich climbs 106 rankings this week to world number 435 after being crowned NCAA Division II Championship champion at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. The University of Indianapolis student was the only player to break par over 72 holes, returning scores of 71, 71, 72 and 73 for a 1-under 287 aggregate. She won by two shots.

Holpfer improves top five status

Isabella Holpfer improved her status as Austria’s fifth best player by winning the Slovenian Amateur Championship. She climbs 63 places this week to 432nd.

Top 20 movers

Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey is the only new top 20 player this week. The Curtis Cup players, a student at Arizona State, moves back into the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th.

Top 50 players

American Gina Kim is the sole player to break into the top 50 after jumping six spots to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Australia’s KaYeon Park is the week’s most improved player. She climbs 884 rankings to world number 1,049.

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