The Men

Performance of the week

Burnage boosts Walker Cup hopes

 

Jake Burnage took a step closer to a place in this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team by winning the St Andrews Links Trophy. The 23-year-old Englishman began the final round three shots off the lead, but played the Old Course’s back nine in three under courtesy of a birdie at the 10th and an eagle at the par-5 14th. It helped him shoot 69 to finish on 268, 20 under par, to win by one shot. Burnage, who is already a member of the Walker Cup squad, climbs 60 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 65th, his highest WAGR position.

 

Mueller-Baumgart joins top 10 with Spanish double

 

Spain’s Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart moves 12 positions to world number 10 after adding the Spanish Amateur Championship to the Spanish Under-18 Championship he won in March. Rounds of 71, 73, 71 and 71 gave Mueller-Baumgart a 286 aggregate and a one-shot victory.  He becomes Spanish number one by leapfrogging 19th ranked Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto.

 

Mancheno joins top 50 with Dogwood win

 

Brandon Mancheno of the United States rode a pair of closing 65s to win the Dogwood Invitational. After opening with rounds of 69 and 68, the Auburn student posted consecutive 65s to record a one-shot victory with a 21-under 267 aggregate. Mancheno jumps 16 places to 45th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli is the only new top 20 player with a move of one spot to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Quade Cummins joins fellow American Mancheno in the top 50 with a six-ranking jump to 48th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

William McDonald of the United States is the most improved player. He jumps 1,564 rankings to 3,461st after finishing runner up in the Oklahoma Junior Boys Championship.

 

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Lee takes over as world number one

 

Andrea Lee is the new number one player on the move on World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The U.S. player assumes the position with a move of three places after Jennifer Kupcho, Maria Fassi and Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, previously the respective number one, two and three players, turned professional. Lee is a student at Stanford University and a two time U.S. Curtis Cup team player (2016 and 2018). Sweden’s Frida Kinhult becomes world number two, with Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela moving into third spot.

  

Paltrinieri joins top 35 with German victory

 

Emilie Paltrinieri makes a 17-ranking move to 34th by winning the German Girls Open Championship. Paltrinieri won by a shot after posting an 11-under 209 total after scores of 68, 71 and 70.

 

MacGarvie rules St Rule

 

Scotland’s Hazel MacGarvie jumps to 237th from last week’s position at 298th courtesy of winning the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews. The Royal Troon member scored 68, 70 and 70 over the New and Old Courses to post an 18-under 208 aggregate. It gave the former Scottish Girl’s Champion a four-shot victory.

 

Melton stays level to win Thunderbird

 

Alexa Melton was the only player to finish on level par in the Thunderbird International Junior. She returned rounds of 72, 71 and 73 to finish on 216 to run out a two-shot winner. She climbs 18 places to 109th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Three players move into the top 20. American Jennifer Chang is five places higher at 16th. Thai players Jaravee Boonchant and Pimnipa Panthong make three and four place moves to 19th and 20th respectively.

 

Top 50 movers

 

France’s Candice Mahe and Maja Stark of Sweden assume the 49th and 50th rankings after advancing three spots.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Norwegian Mia Sandtorv Lussand jumps 791 positions to 617th after winning the Srixon Tour 3 Match in her homeland.

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