The Men

Performances of the week

Hammer gets number one boost ahead of Walker Cup

 

Cole Hammer enters this week’s Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool by regaining the number one spot on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Hammer, winner of the 2019 Mark H McCormack Medal, swaps places with Japan’s Takumi Kanaya, moving up one place to return to the number one position.

  

Scott kicks off college season with Carmel Cup win

 

Scotland’s Sandy Scott also received a pre-Walker Cup boost after leading Texas Tech to victory in the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach in his first event of the 2019/20 season. The final-year student returned scores of 70, 67 and 65 for a 14-under 202. Scott defeated Peruvian Julian Perico by one shot and moves 11 places to 42nd.  Perico, a University of Arkansas student, climbs 31 rankings to 153rd. Great Britain & Ireland captain Craig Watson will be hoping the Nairn native carries that form to Royal Liverpool.

 

Schaper wins Junior Players

 

South Africa’s Jayden Schaper ran out a one-shot winner of the American Junior Golf Association’s Junior PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Schaper returned a 2-under 70 to post a 6-under 210 total and win by a shot over China’s Bo Jin. Schaper jumps 19 positions to 128th, while Jin is 56 places better off in 323rd.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Sandy Scott’s Carmel Cup win makes him the only player to move into the top 50. There are no new top 20 entries.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Australia’s James Conran is the most improved player by soaring 1,946 rankings to world number 3,158 after reaching the semi-finals of the Queensland Amateur Championship. Lewis Hoath won the title and advances 245 spots to 1,019th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Nobilio earns Italian triple

 

Alessia Nobilio strengthens her status as the number six player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the Italian U18 Team Championship, her third victory in Italy this year.  The world’s highest ranked Italian player lifted the Emilio Pallavacino Trophy to go with wins in the Italian Ladies Stroke Play Championship and Citta di Milano Trofeo Gianni Albertini. Nobilio won the Under-18 title by four shots over Francesca Fiorellini with scores 66, 72 and 70 for a 208 tally at Golf Club Verona. Fiorellini moves 45 places to 172nd.

 

Kyriacou doubles up Down Under

 

Stephanie Kyriacou added the Queensland Amateur Championship to the Women’s Australian Master of the Amateurs she won at the start of the year when she defeated Korea’s Hyejun Park by two holes at Gailes Golf Club just south of Brisbane. Kyriacou climbs 46 spots to 133rd, while Park makes a 133-ranking rise to 568th. Malaysia’s Mirabel Ting Ern Hui won the Queensland Stroke Play Championship by three shots after posting a 285 total. She jumps 214 positions to 236th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Maja Stark of Sweden is the only new top 50 entry in a week with no top 20 movers. Stark climbs 14 rankings to 37th following her second-place finish in the Scandic PGA Championship 2019. It is her second consecutive runner-up finish following the Anna Nordqvist Vasteras Open.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Patricia Ehrhart jumps 812 positions to world number 1,646 after reaching the semi-finals of the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship. Ehrhart lost to eventual winner Lara Tennant. The Portland, Oregon player took the title for the second straight year and advances 581 places to 1,580th.

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