The Men

Performances of the week

Hammer collects McCormack Medal while Ogletree wins US Amateur


Andy Ogletree and Cole Hammer were both in celebratory mood after the U.S. Amateur Championship. Ogletree won the title, while Hammer collected the Mark H McCormack medal as the leading player on the 2019 World Amateur Golf Ranking™.


Little Rock, Mississippi resident Ogletree defeated fellow American John Augenstein 2&1 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club to earn spots in the 2020 U.S. Open and Open Championships, and a likely Masters invitation. The Georgia Tech student was down for most of the match, but won four of the last seven holes. He jumps 79 places to 41st. Augenstein enters the top 20 with a 26-ranking rise to 12th.


Brandon Wu led the 36-hole qualifying and advances three spots to eighth.


Houston native Hammer takes one of golf’s most prestigious awards after spending eight weeks at the top of the WAGR table this summer. He also receives spots in the 2020 U.S. Open and Open Championships


Gueant soars with Boys win


France’s Tom Gueant soars 1,003 positions to 139th by winning the R&A Boys Amateur Championship at Saunton. Gueant defeated Sweden’s Wilmer Ederö at the 37th hole. Ederö makes a massive 2,836-ranking jump to 1,031st.


Top 20 movers


Three players join Augenstein in the top 20. Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner is four places better off in 17th. Americans John Pak and Pierceson Coody makes respective moves of seven and 11 rankings to 18th and 20th.


Top 50 movers


Ogletree is also joined by three players. Spain’s Eduard Rousaud Sabate makes an 11-ranking rise to 42nd. Albin Bergstrom of Sweden advances eight places to 44th. Austrian Karl Vilips moves to 50th with a 29-place jump.


Biggest ranking improvement


Wilmer Ederö’s runner-up finish in the R&A Boys Amateur Championship makes him the week’s most improved player.

The Women

Performances of the week


Babnik makes history in Girls Amateur


Pia Babnik moves into the top 20 after making history in the R&A Girls Amateur Championship at Panmure Golf Club. The 15 year old became the first Slovenian winner when she defeated Austria’s Isabella Holpfer 4&3. Babnik added the title to the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship she won in April. She climbs 14 places to 14th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™. Holpfer, who finished runner-up for the second consecutive year, jumps 43 ranking to 51st to improve her status as second highest ranked Austrian behind world number 15 Emma Spitz, whom Holpfer lost to in last year’s final.


England’s Euphemie Rhodes and Mia Sandtorv Lussand of Norway reached the semi-finals and make significant moves this week. Rhodes assumes 100th position by moving 65 spots, while Lussand improves 196 places to 136th.


Zhang swings into top 30


Rose Zhang of the United States makes a three-ranking rise to 29th with victory in the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational. The Irvine, California resident returned scores of 66, 72 and 67 at Stanford Golf Course in California for a 5-under 205 total and a three-shot victory over Ho Yu An of Taipei, who advances 12 positions to 312th.


Top 20 movers


Babnik is the only new top 20 player.


Top 50 movers


There are three new top 50 entrants. Italy’s Benedetta Moresco makes an eight-ranking improvement to 45th. Candice Mahe of France is six spots better off in 46th. Paraguay’s Sofia Garcia edges up two places to 49th


Biggest ranking improvement


Sweden’s Ebba Hellman is the most improved player with a 1,047-ranking jump to world number 1,114 thanks to victory in the JMI Taby Svea Leasing Junior Open in her homeland.


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