The Men

Performances of the week

Sisk hits career high with Maui Jim win

Cameron Sisk of the United States reaches a personal best on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to victory in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate. The Arizona State player returned scores of 64, 67 and 65 to record a 14-under 196 total for a two-shot victory. Sisk jumps 19 rankings to 56th. 

Buhl hangs tough in Gopher Invitational 

Norway’s William Buhl also reaches his highest world ranking after hanging on to win the Gopher Invitational. Buhl, a University of Arkansas student, opened with scores of 68 and 67 before returning a 1-over 72. His 6-under 207 total was good enough for a one-shot victory. He improves 38 positions to 170th.

Brightwell saves best for last to win Rod Myers

American Jonathan Brightwell saved his best golf for last to win the Rod Myers Invitational. After scoring 68 and 70, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro student closed with a 5-under 67 to post an 11-under 205 and a one-shot victory. He climbs 205 places to 456th.

Top 20 movers

American Pierceson Coody joins recent Walker Cup players Conor Purcell and fellow American Alex Smalley in the top 20. He advances four-rankings to 17th. Ireland’s Purcell moves five spots to 19th while Smalley is two places better off in 20th. 

Top 50 movers 

Five players join the top 50. Denmark’s Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, American Canon Claycomb, Jerry Ji of the Netherlands, Sweden’s David Nyfjall and Jeong-Weon Ko of France now occupy positions 46th to 50th respectively. Ji makes a 10-ranking move while the others advance five spots.

Biggest ranking improvement

Canada’s Ken Griffith, the reigning Alberta Senior Men’s champion, jumps 1,272 places to 4,830th after a ninth-place finish in the Canadian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship. 

The Women

Performances of the week

Kim joins top 40 with Cougar win

American Auston Kim moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 40 for the first time after claiming the Cougar Classic in emphatic style. The Vanderbilt University student ran out a seven-shot winner after posting three sub 70 scores – 65, 69 and 66 – for a 16-under 200 aggregate. She advances 31 places to 37th.

Garcia strengthens number one status

Sofia Garcia strengthens her status as Paraguay’s number one player after victory in the SMU Trinity Forest Invitation. The Texas Tech player ran out a four-shot winner thanks to a closing 8-under-par 64 after she’d opened with scores of 70 and 72. It gave her a 10-under 206 tally. She climbs 12 positions to 39th.

Don joins top 25 after Minnesota win

Italy’s Caterina Don joins the top 25 after a one-shot victory in the Minnesota Invitational. Rounds of 66 and 69, 9-under 135, in the weather-affected tournament was good enough for a one-shot victory. The University of Georgia player, Italian number two to seventh ranked Alessia Nobilio, is three shots better off this week at 25th.

Kobori laws down the Law

New Zealander Momoka Kobori, a Pepperdine University student, jumps 83 places to 277th thanks to winning the Branch Law Firm-Dick McGuire by two shots.

Top 20 movers

Australian Gabriela Ruffels edges up one spot this week to 20th.

Top 50 movers

Kim and Garcia are the only new top 50 players.

Biggest ranking improvement

Jocelyn Yi Min Ghee of Malaysia is the week’s highest mover with jump of 509 rankings to 1,688th after sharing victory in the Hobble Creek Fall Classic with American Cristiana Ciasca, who enters the WAGR table at world number 2,663

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