The Men

Performance of the week

Larcelet holds off Dutch challenge for home win

 

Charles Larcelet jumps 225 rankings on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 521st after taking possession of the Coupe Murat, the prestigious trophy awarded to the winner of the French International Men’s Amateur Championship. The Foret D'Orient Golf Club member ran out a three-shot winner at Golf de  Chantilly thanks to a closing 66 for a 280 total.

 

Dutch players occupied three of the next four places. Ji Jerry took second and improves 45 places to 73rd. Stan Kraai finished third to jump 121 positions to 384th, while Koen Kouwenaar shared fourth with England’s Benjamin Jones. Kouwenaar climbs 17 places to 85th, while jones makes a five-ranking rise to 77th.

 

VanDerLaan ends college career as NCAA Division II champion

 

American Michael VanDerLaan signed off his college golf career by winning the NCAA DII Championship individual title. A closing 6-under-par 66 at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia gave the Florida Southern player a 9-under 207 aggregate. That was two shots better than Barry University’s Jorge Garcia. VanDerLaan breaks into the top 1,000 with a jump of 151 positions to 975th. Venezuelan Garcia joins the top 70 with a two-ranking rise to 68th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Stefano Mazzoli of Italy is the only new top 20 player. He advances 12 places to 18th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Gerold Folk of Austria is 17 places better off this week in 47th, while French player Jeong-Weon Ko improves four places to 48th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Venezuela’s Mario Maya Benatuil makes the week’s biggest move with a jump of 1,747 spots to 3,933 after third place in the Abierto Copa Toyota Guataparo Country Club.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Fassi joins Kupcho, Tavatanakit in pro ranks after NCAA win

 

Mexico’s Maria Fassi couldn’t have picked a better way to end her amateur career. She put a full stop on four years at the University of Arkansas by winning the NCAA Championship. Rounds of 72, 71 and 68 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas gave her an 8-under-par 211 and a four-shot victory over U.S. Curtis Cup and University of Florida player Sierra Brooks, who improves six places to 18th.

 

Fassi swopped places with Paphangkorn Tavatanakit on her final day as an amateur, ending her unpaid days as world number two behind Jennifer Kupcho, with Tavatanakit dropping to third. All three players begin their professional careers in this week’s U.S. Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston.

 

Nobilio joins top 10 with Milan win

 

Alessia Nobilio strengthens her status as Italy’s number one player by moving into the top 10. She achieves her highest WAGR position with a two-ranking improvement to 10th by winning the Citta di Milano Trofeo Gianni Albertini.

 

Hume upsets Humphreys in English

 

Ellen Hume defeated favourite Lily May Humphreys at the 19th hole to win the English Women's Amateur Championship at Saunton Golf Club. The Hertfordshire player advances 228 rankings to 232nd. Humphreys, recent winner of the Irish and Welsh Stroke Play championships, moves two places to 29th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Brooks is the only new top 20 player.

 

Top 50 moves

 

Three players join Pagdanganan in the top 50. France’s Lucie Malchirand is eight places better off in 43rd. Slovenia’s Ana Belac jumps 20 positions to 46th. American Gina Kim is 50th after a four-ranking rise.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Poland’s Anastazja Piechula jumps 737 rankings to world number 1,816th after finishing runner-up in the Polish Match Play Championship to Nicole Polivchak, who climbs 111 spots to 1,032nd.

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