The Men

Performance of the week

Wu moves inside top 15 with Goodwin victory


Brandon Wu of the United States takes a step inside the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15  after winning The Goodwin in a playoff with countryman and Stanford teammate David Snyder. Wu closed with a 5-under 67 to match Snyder’s 4-under 206 total, and won in the ensuing playoff. Wu advances six positions to 14th while Snyder jumps 410 places to 949th. 


Hootie win gives Hillier his century


American Charlie Hiller celebrates a rise of 100 places  thanks to a three-shot victory in the Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate tournament. The University of Kansas player returned scores of 67, 67 and 69 for a 13-under 203 winning total. He moves to 288th. 


Home win helps Mueller-Baumgart joins top 20 


Spain’s Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart is now a top 20 player thanks to victory in the Campeonato de Espana U18 in his homeland. Mueller-Baumgart  ran out a three-shot winner after posting a 290 total. It’s his second victory of the year after taking the Open. He improves his status as Spanish number two to 15th ranked Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto by climbing 11 spots to 20th.


Top 20 movers



William Gordon of the United States joins Mueller-Baumgart in the top 20 by edging up two places to 19th.


Top 50 movers


American Garrett Barber is the only player to move into the top 50 with one-ranking rise to 50th.


Biggest ranking improvement


Ben Van Wyk is the week’s most improved player.  Victory in the South African Boys U19 Championship Match Play sees him soar 2,519 positions to world number 1,518.

The Women

Performances of the week

Kupcho prepares for Augusta with second straight win


Much is expected of Jennifer Kupcho in this week’s inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur. She’s ready to deliver after winning her second straight tournament. The number one player on World Amateur Golf RankingTM  prepared for the historic staging of the first women’s tournament over the Masters course by adding the Bryan National Collegiate to the Tar Heel Classic Casa de Campo she won two weeks ago. Kupcho shared the title with fellow American and Wake Forest teammate Emilia Migliaccio after the pair tied on 12 -under 204, seven shots better than the rest of the field. Kupcho further strengthens her hold on the number one position, while Migliaccio makes a four-ranking rise to 14th.


Lee rises to number two after three-way win


Andrea Lee makes a one ranking rise to world number two after 54 holes couldn’t separate her from Bethany Wu and Stephanie Lau in the Ping ASU invitational. They were declared joint winners when they finished on 7-under 209. Lau climbs seven places to 33rd, while Wu is 28 places better off at 145th.


Stormo strengthens Norwegian number one status


Karoline Stormo was already Norway’s number one woman amateur when she turned up for the Evans Derby Experience. She improved that status when she walked off with the title. The Kent State student won by a shot after scores of 74, 69 and 70 gave her a 213 total. She rises 24 places to 42nd. 


Top 20 movers


Emma Spitz of Austria is the only new top 20 player with a three-ranking move to 18th.


Top 50 movers


Taipei’s Yu-Chiang Hou joins Stormo in the top 50 by climbing 12 rankings to 42nd.


Biggest ranking improvement


Scotland’s Mirren Fraser takes that award after winning the Scottish Student Golf Women's Matchplay Championship to jump 938 rankings to world number 1,614.

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