The Men

Performance of the week

Strong finish takes Hammer to world number 6


Cole Hammer takes two big steps up the World Amateur Golf RankingTM to sixth after a strong finish in the Lamkin Grips SD Classic at San Diego Country Club. The University of Texas player returned a closing 6-under 66 to join Blake Heathcoat and Mason Andersen at the top of the leaderboard on 210, 6-under. Victory eluded him, however, when Andersen won the ensuing playoff with a par at the first extra hole. The Arizona State player jumps 64 positions to 482nd, while St Mary’s player Hathcoat is 85 places better off at 573rd.

Young enters top 70 with Hackler win


Cameron Young of the United States is 24 rankings higher at world number 65 after a two-shot victory in General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Rounds of 66, 68 and 70 gave the Wake Forest player a 12-under 204 total.

Ralston wins Linger Longer by three shots


American Spencer Ralston is up to 76th after a 21-ranking rise thanks to victory in the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Georgia. Ralston, a University of Georgia student, closed with a 6-under 66 to post an 11-under 205 aggregate and win by three shots.

Top 50 movers


There are no new top 20 players, while Sweden’s Albin Bergstrom is the only new top 50 player. He makes an eight-ranking rise to 48th.   

Biggest ranking improvement


Nick Robillard of the United States makes a massive jump of 1,795 rankings to 3,626th after three solid performances. The Birmingham, Alabama resident has finished fourth, 15th and 24th in his last three tournaments.

The Women

Performances of the week

Kupcho strengthens number one status with emphatic win

 

Jennifer Kupcho proved yet again why she’s the number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM with an emphatic victory in the Tar Heel Classic Casa de Campo at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. The Wake Forest player blew the field away by nine shots. Kupcho returned scores of 66, 69 and 67 over the Teeth of the Dog course for a 14-under 202 total.

 

Carpinelli stands alone to win Wildcat

 

Swiss amateur Gioia Carpinelli walked off with Arizona Wildcat Invitational when she was the only player to finish under par for 54 holes. Carpinelli, who attends San Diego State University, posted scores of 70, 75 and 70 to finish 1-under 215 and win by three shots. Carpinelli jumps 105 places to 256th.

 

Garcia joins top 50 with Valspar victory

 

Paraguay’s Sofia Garcia is now a top 50 player after winning the Valspar Augusta Invitational. The Texas Tech student rebounded from an opening 75 to shoot 66 and 68 in the final two rounds. Her 7-under 209 total gave her a two-shot victory. She climbs 39 positions to 43rd to enhance her status as Paraguay’s number one amateur.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Italy’s Alessandra Fanali and Anna Backman of Finland join Garcia in the top 50. Fanali makes a 13-ranking move to 44th, while Backman edges up one spot to 50th. There are no top 20 movers.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Aman Sangha of the United States is 666 places better off this week at 2,125th, her highest ranking, after finishing runner up in the San Francisco City Women’s Championship to Danielle Suh. Suh joins the WAGR table at 2,442nd.

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