The Men

Performance of the week

Valspar victory strengthens Wolff’s number 3 status

Matthew Wolff strengthens his grasp on the number three spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The Oklahoma State student was the only player to break 200 for 54 holes after scores of 65, 66 and 68 at the Floridian in Palm City, Florida gave him a 14-under 199. He was a one-shot winner over Florida State’s John Pak, who improves 12 places to 24th.

Del Ray pips Suh in National Invitational

Spain’s Alex del Ray returned a final-round 6-under 66 to deny world number one Justin Suh the National Invitational Tournament. Del Ray, an Arizona State player, came from three shots off Southern California student Suh’s 36-hole lead to win by a shot. Del Ray climbs 11 places to 32nd, his highest WAGR position.

Dumont De Chassart wins Tar Heel

Tournaments aren’t usually won by players with names that might come from an Alexander Dumas novel. Step forward Adrien Dumont De Chassart of the University of Illinois. Belgium’s number one player won the Tar Heel Intercollegiate to advance 25 positions to 65th.

Top 20 movers

Steven Fisk is the only new top 20 player. The U.S. player makes a four-ranking move to a career high of 19th following last week’s victory in the Schenkel Invitational.

Top 50 movers

Kevin O'Connell of the United States and Spain’s Eduard Rousaud Sabate are the only two top 50 newcomers. O'Connell rises 29 positions to 44th following consecutive top six finishes in his last two tournaments. Rousaud Sabate makes an eight-ranking move to 46th following third, ninth and second place performances.

Biggest ranking improvement

A jump of 1,260 rankings to 2,401st after third in the Italian International Amateur makes England’s James Cass the week’s biggest mover.

The Women

Performances of the week

Roussin-Bouchard scores hat trick to enter top 30 

Pauline-Roussin-Bouchard rightly leads this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM news after earning her third win of the year. The French player added the Italian International Ladies Amateur Championship to recent wins in the Grand Prix de ligue Paca Dames and the Portuguese Internacional Ladies Amateur Championship to climb 11 places to 28th, her highest ranking. Roussin-Bouchard returned rounds of 75, 71, 72 and 69 at Is Molas Golf Club. Her 287total pipped home favourite Alessia Nobilio by a shot. Nobilio strengthens her grasp of 12th.

Consistency gives Geer-Park Briar’s Creek title

American Allyson Geer-Park was a model of consistency in winning the Briar’s Creek Invitational. The Michigan State player sandwiched a second round 69 between 67s to post a 13-under 203 and run out a three-shot winner. She climbs 23 places to 35th. 

Pagdanganan joins top 50 after Hawkeye win

Bianca Pagdanganan is now a top 50 player thanks to victory in the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational. The Thai golfer, who attends the University of Arizona, eased to a six-shot victory with a 9-under 207 tally. It is Pagdanganan’s fifth top four finish from six events this year. She is 22 rankings better off at world number 50. 

Top 50 movers

Yu-Sang Hou of Taipei makes it a trio of new top 50 movers along with Geer-Park and Pagdanganan with a 12-ranking move to 49th. Hou earned her second runner-up spot of the season in the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational. There are no new top 20 players.

Biggest ranking improvement


Australia’s Sarah Lee is the week’s most improved player after climbing 463 positions to 2,095th following a nine-stroke victory in the HSBC Youth Challenge 3rd Leg in Singapore.

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