The Men

Performance of the week

Pak continues streak with ACC win


Anyone who’s watched John Pak play this year won’t be surprised to discover he’s now inside the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 15. Victory in the ACC Championship helps the United States player jump 12 places to 12th. The Florida State student was the only player to break 70 for all three rounds, returning scores of 67, 67 and 69. His 13-under 203 gave him a one-shot victory. It’s his third win of the year in a stretch of seven tournaments where he has two seconds and hasn’t finished outside the top seven.


Salinda outlasts Yu to win Western Intercollegiate


American Isaiah Salinda is three rankings better off in 30th after defeating Sean Yu in a playoff for Annual Western Intercollegiate. The Stanford student defeated his San Jose State opponent at the fifth extra hole after they’d posted 8-under 202 totals. Yu jumps 126 spots to 511th.


Schaake and Walker go halves on Hawkeye


Nothing separated United States players Alex Schaake and Matthew Walker at the conclusion of the Hawkeye Invitational. The Iowa State students were declared joint winners after they were the only players to break 200 for 54 holes with 14-under 199 aggregates. Schaake makes a 35-ranking rise to 106th, while Walker improves 79 places to 332nd


Top 20 movers


Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart of Spain joins Pak in the top 20 with a six-ranking improvement to 17th.


Top 50 movers


Thomas Walsh and Sahith Theegala of the United States become top 50 players with respective moves of eight and 15 rankings to 49th and 50th.


Biggest ranking improvement


Santiago De la Fuente del Valle of Mexico soars 1,670 positions to 2,957th after winning the Campeonato Internacional San Andres in Colombia.

The Women

Performances of the week

Fassi becomes world number three


Mexico’s Maria Fassi made up for finishing runner-up in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur by winning the SEC Championship. Fassi was the only player to better par in each round. Scores of 71, 68 and 71 gave the University of Arkansas player a 6-under 210 and a four-shot victory. She moves four places to third on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM


Migliaccio continues winning ways

Emilia Migliaccio climbs one place to 14th thanks to her third victory of the year. The American added the ACC Championship to the Bryan National Collegiate and Harder Hall Women’s Invitational. Rounds of 66, 71 and 68 gave her an 11-under-par 205 aggregate and a two-shot victory over Wake Forest teammate Siyun Liu, who advances 55 positions to 125th.


Mehaffey edges Valenzuela in Pac-12 playoff


Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey is two places better off at world number 16 after defeating Swiss amateur and world number five Albane Valenzuela in a playoff for the Pac-12 Championship. The Arizona State student defeated her Stanford rival at the first extra hole after they tied on 4-under 209.


Top 20 movers


France’s Pauline Roussin-Bouchard and American Rose Zhang join the top 20. Roussin-Bouchard makes a five-ranking rise to 19th, while Zhang edges up one spot to 20th.


Top 50 movers


Italian Clara Manzalini, Ana Belac of Slovenia, Spain’s Marta Perez Sanmartin and English player Isobel Wardle move into the top 50. Manzalini is eight rankings higher at 43rd, Belac make a nine-place improvement to 45th, Perez Sanmartin acquires 46th spot after a 12-ranking move while Wardle moves to 50th from 62nd.


Biggest ranking improvement


England’s Kirsty Beckwith, a University of Chattanooga student, jumps 910 places to 1,230th after placing seventh in the SoCon Championship.

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