The Men

Performance of the week

Elliott rides 63 to Hawaii win

A second round 63 paved the way for American Blake Elliott to win the Warrior Princeville Makai Invite in Hawaii. The McNeese State student opened with a 68 at Makai Golf Club before posting a 9-under 63 to take command of the tournament. He closed with a 67 to record an 18-under 198 total and win his first college golf tournament by three shots. He breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 90 by jumping 35 places to 87th.

Crampton saves best for last to tie record

Sebastian Crampton of the United States is 31 rankings better off at 90th on the WAGR table after winning the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic by two shots. Crampton, a University of California student, posted a 17-under-par 196 after scores of 66, 67 and 63 to tie the 54-hole under par record set by teammate Collin Morikawa earlier this year. Walker Cup player Morikawa finished third, and rises one place to world number two as a result.

Top 20 movers

Sweden’s Oliver Gillberg is the only new face in this week’s top 20. He makes a four-ranking rise to 18th.

Top 50 movers

Spain’s Alejandro Del Rey Gonzalez achieves his highest position on the WAGR table with an improvement of five places to 46th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Guillermo Estivill of Argentina is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,946 positions to a career high of 3,757th after winning the Torneo Internacional Copa Juan Carlos Tailhade in his homeland. Estivill ran out a three-shot winner after rounds of 70, 68, 69 and 70. It is Estivill’s second straight win following victory in the Campeonato de la Provincia de Cordoba.

The Women

Performances of the week


Kinhult cruises to Jim West victory

Sweden’s Frida Kinhult climbs two places to seventh on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after a fairly easy Jim West Challenge victory. The Florida State player opened with a 1-under 71 before adding 65 and 66 to win by five shots with a 14-under 202 aggregate. Kinhult, sister of European Tour player Marcus Kinhult, also won this year’s Spanish Ladies Amateur Championship.

Telfer reaches WAGR high after Beach Battle

South Africa’s Kaleigh Telfer and Ana Paula Valdes of Mexico could not be separated at the conclusion of the Battle of the Beach tournament at Club Campestre in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. They were declared joint winners after tying on 5-under 208. Auburn student Telfer posted three rounds under par – 69, 69 and 70 – while Valdes, who plays college golf at Clemson, began with a 74 before adding rounds of 65 and 69. Telfer achieves her highest WAGR position with a jump of 56 places to 125th. Valdes improves 86 spots to 184th.

Top 20 movers

American Yealimi Noh moves into the top 20 with a two-ranking rise to 19th. Canada’s Jaclyn Lee also moves two places, taking the 20th spot, her highest position on the WAGR table.

Top 50 movers

Four players join the top 50. Italy’s Alessandra Fanali is seven places better off at 46th. Allisen Corpuz and Gina Kim of the United States make identical two-ranking rises to 48th and 49th respectively. Finally, Slovenia’s Ana Belac moves four positions to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

Grace Do of the United States is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 897 rankings to 540th after a ninth place finish in the Battle of the Beach tournament.

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