The Men

Performance of the week

PAC-12 win takes Morikawa to world number three

 

Collin Morikawa makes a one-place move to third on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to victory in the PAC-12 Championship. The University of California student was the only player to break the par of 71 in all four rounds at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon. Rounds of 68, 70, 64 and 70 produced a 12-under 272 aggregate. The U.S. Walker Cup player won by four shots.

 

Rebula breaks into top 30 with SEC share

 

Amateur champion Jovan Rebula is 15 rankings better off this week after sharing victory in the SEC Championship with Auburn teammate Graysen Huff. They were declared joint winners after posting 8-under 202 totals. Rebula, who won the Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen last year, moves to 26th, while U.S. player Huff jumps 159 positions to 406th.

 

Springer stands tallest in Big 12

 

Hayden Springer of the United States is now the world’s 107th best amateur thanks to a 37-ranking move after winning the Big 12 Championship. The Texas Christian University student edged out world number one Viktor Hovland by a shot. Rounds of 64, 68 and 70 gave Springer an 8-under 202 total.

 

Top 20 movers

 

England’s Conor Gough, American William Gordon and Conor Purcell of Ireland all move into the top 20. Gough is 18 rankings better off at 11th. Gordon and Purcell make six-ranking improvements to 16th and 19th respectively.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli is the only new top 50 player with a seven-spot move to 45th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Thailand’s Yurin Yingpisit takes that honour with a jump of 1,537 positions to 4,205 after winning the TKG A+M Championship #3 in his homeland.

The Women

Performances of the week

Yasuda conquers Asia to edge closer to top 10

 

Yuka Yasuda is just one spot from the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 10 after an outstanding victory in the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship. The Japanese player won by eight shots at Royal Golf club in Hokota, Japan after posting a final round 7-under-par 65 for an 11-under 277 total. The 18 year old from Kobe started the day with a two-shot lead and signalled her intent early with a birdie on the opening hole. She left 2018 winner Atthaya Thitikul in her wake. Her consolation is a two-ranking jump to eighth. Yasuda is just three positions behind her after moving four places to 11th.

 

Malchirand enters top 50 with Trophée Esmond win

 

Lucie Malchirand is the proud possessor of the Trophée Esmond thanks to winning France’s Internationaux de France U21. The home player defeated French number one Pauline Roussin-Bouchard 3&1. Malchirand climbs 79 spots to 45th, while Roussin-Bouchard improves three places to 16th.

 

Thavong soars after ASUN win

 

Thailand’s Medy Thavong leaps 257 rankings to 1,148th by winning the ASUN Championship. The Kennesaw State student won by three shots with a four-over 223 around the Legends Course at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Two players join Malchirand in the top 50 in a week with no new top 20 players. Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad jumps 37 places to 43rd after finishing third in the Internationaux de France U21. Yuna Nishimura of Japan edges up one spot to 50th following third place in the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Germany’s Paula Schulz-Hanssen is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 700 positions to 371st, her highest ranking, after finishing runner-up in the German Match Play.
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