The Men

Performance of the week

Clemson win takes Nimmer into top 25

 

Bryson Nimmer of the United States joins the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 25 with victory in the Clemson Invitational. Nimmer took advantage of local knowledge as a Clemson student. He was the only player to break 200 around the Cliffs at Keowee Falls course in Salem, South Carolina. His 17-under 199 total after rounds of 66, 69 and 64 gave him a one-shot win. He rises 13 spots to 24th.

 

Rafferty conquers West to increase Walker Cup hopes

 

Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty increased his chances of place in this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker team by winning the West of Ireland Amateur Open at Rosses Point. He ran out a four-shot winner after rounds of 71, 66, 67 and 72 gave him an 8-under 276 total. Rafferty, leading qualifier in the 2017 Amateur Championship, joins the top 40 with a one-ranking rise to 40th.

 

Hendrix hits right notes at Irish Creek

 

Bryson Hendrix of the United States climbs 77 places to 174th after an 11-shot victory in the Irish Creek Intercollegiate. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro player compiled a 20-under 193 total after rounds of 66, 65 and 62.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Cameron Young of the United States is the only new top 50 player in week where no players enter the top 20. Young makes a 12-ranking rise to 42nd thanks to a dominant victory in the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational. The Wake Forest player took the title by seven shots with a 19-under 197 total.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Harry Gillivan is the most improved player after seventh place in the West of Ireland Amateur Open. He climbs 1,565 positions to world number 3,628th, his highest status.

The Women

Performances of the week

Kupcho justifies number 1 status with Augusta win

 

Jennifer Kupcho’s victory in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship proved yet again why she dominates the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Kupcho arrived with the pressure of the world’s number one tag on her shoulders and duly delivered. The Colorado native won with rounds of 68 and 71 at Champions Retreat Golf Club, before playing Augusta National’s last six holes in 5 under with an eagle and three birdies to return a 67 over the Masters course. Her 10-under 206 total gave her a four-shot victory over Mexico’s Maria Fassi, who climbs two spots to seventh.

 

No separating Cooper and Kaur in Bruzzy

 

Americans Hailee Cooper and Gurleen Kaur reach their highest WAGR table positions after sharing victory in the Bruzzy Challenge at Lantana Golf Club in Argyle, Texas. They posted 9-under 207s to win by three shots. University of Texas player Cooper jumps 34 places to 116th, while Baylor student Kaur is 24 rankings better off in 124th.

 

Fletcher back to winning ways in Memphis

 

South African Michaela Fletcher earned her first college win since 2017 with a one-shot victory in the Memphis Women's Intercollegiate. The University of Memphis student posted rounds of 71, 68 and 66 at Ridgeway Country Club in German Town, Tennessee for an 8-under 205 total. She moves 48 positions to 129th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Bianca Pagdanganan of the Philippines makes a five-ranking rise to 47th, while Italy’s Clara Manzalini assumes 49th after moving four positions. There are no new top 20 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Sweden’s Olivia Landberg takes that honour with a jump of 583 rankings to world number 2,011 after fourth place in the Murray State Jan Weaver Invite.

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