The Men

Performances of the week

Summerhays wins U.S. Junior

 

Preston Summerhays jumps 154 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 52nd after the biggest win of his young life. Two days short of his 17th birthday, the Utah native defeated China’s Bo Jin 2&1 at the Inverness club in Toledo, Ohio to win the win the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Summerhays, whose uncle Bruce won three times on the Champions Tour, arrived in Toledo after a second victory in the Utah State Amateur. He earns spots in the U.S. Amateur next month at Pinehurst and the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Jin’s consolation is a jump of 360 places to 417th.

 

Ott conquers South to join top 200

 

AJ Ott of the United States jumps 109 places by stealing the Southern Amateur Championship trophy. The Colorado native looked out of the running after opening with scores of 70 and 73.  However, he returned rounds of 64 and 67 to reach 10-under 274 to force a playoff with fellow American Noah Woolsey. Ott birdied the second extra hole to win the prestigious title. He moves to 189th, while Woolsey advances 126 positions to 404th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Ricky Castillo of the United States and New Zealand’s Daniel Hillier move into this week’s top 20. Castillo advances nine places to 17th, while Hillier takes over 20th spot with a one-ranking rise.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Koen Kouwenaar of The Netherlands is the only new top 50 player. He climbs 16 places to 36th after winning the Dutch International Junior Open.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

China’s Yang Tong takes that honour with jump of 1,623 positions to world number 4,396 after winning the HSBC National Junior Champions Leg 5 in his homeland.

 

The Women

Performances of the week

Ruffels goes one place better in North & South

 

Gabriela Ruffels rises 37 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to victory in the North & South Women's Amateur Championship. The Australian settled for runner-up to Stephanie Lau last year. She got her hands on the trophy this time around by defeating compatriot Doey Choi over the famed Pinehurst Number 2 course. Ruffles, who attends the University of Southern California, birdied the 14th hole when she rolled in a nine-foot putt. It was the decisive blow. Ruffles took that lead to the 18th hole to win 1up. She moves to world number 52. Choi is 39 rankings better off in 85th.

 

Bossi makes it two out of three

 

Virginia Bossi of Italy picked up her second victory in three starts by winning the Gran Premio di Monticello in her homeland. Bossi adds the title to the Italian Ladies Match Play Championship she won in April. She was eighth in her other start in that trifecta, the German Girls Open. Bossi moves eight spots to 89th.

 

Alberto joins top 40 with Texas triumph

 

Hanna Alberto moves into the world top 40 by winning the Women's Texas Amateur Championship. Alberto jumps 16 places to 34th, her highest ranking.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Jaravee Boonchant of Thailand and American Gina Kim join this week’s top 20. Boonchant edges up two places to 19th, while Kim makes a two-ranking rise to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

American Allisen Corpuz is the only new top 50 player. She jumps 14 places to 44th after reaching the quarterfinals of the North & South Women's Amateur Championship.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Aman Sangha is the highest riser after finishing runner up in the California Women's Amateur Championship to Amari Avery. Sangha soars 1,063 positions to 833rd, while Avery makes a 108-place jump to 322nd.

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