The Men

Performances of the week

Kanaya regains number one spot

Japan’s Takumi Kanaya regains the World Amateur Golf RankingTM number one spot by swapping places with previous incumbent Cole Hammer. Kanaya became only the second Japanese player following Hideki Matsuyama when he took over the number one position from Hammer last month. Hammer, who helped the United States win this year’s Walker Cup, drops down to world number two.

Michel makes history in U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

Lukas Michel recorded an Australian first when he became the first golfer from Down Under to win the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The 25-year-old University of Melbourne graduate defeated 36-year-old American Joseph Deraney 2&1 at Colorado Golf Club in Denver to lift the Robert T Jones Memorial Trophy. He earns an exemption into next year’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot, and a likely Masters invitation. He also sees his World Amateur Golf RankingTM improve by 133 places to a career high of 148th. Deraney also assumes his highest ranking by climbing 114 spots to 103rd.

Dossey takes decision in OFCC Fighting Illini Invite

Cooper Dossey is 32 rankings better off in 47th after winning the OFCC Fighting Illini Invite. The Baylor student shot 68, 70 and 68 for a 4-under 206 for a one-shot victory over University of Florida player John Axelsen, who advances 13 positions to 46th.

Top 20 movers

Japan’s Keita Nakajima is the only new top 20 entry with a five-ranking move to 17th.

Top 50 movers

Austrian Gerold Folk and Albin Bergstrom of Sweden join Dossey and Axelsen and in the top 50.  Folk makes a one-ranking improvement to 50th, while Bergstrom is 15 places higher in 45th after sharing victory in the Windon Memorial.

The Women

Performances of the week

Rachel Kuehn of the Unites States moves to 414th on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM, a jump of 161 positions, with victory in the Annika Intercollegiate. Wake Forest student Kuehn took the title by five shots with score of 67, 67 and 69 for a 13-under 203 total.

Srinivasan joins top 40 with Glass City win

American Natalie Srinivasan moves into the world top 40 courtesy of a five-shot victory in the Glass City Invitational. The Furman University student returned rounds of 70, 70 and 71 for a 5-under 211 aggregates. She climbs 11 places to move back into the top 40.

Panthong and Stormo drive off with Mercedes-Benz title

Nothing could separate Thailand’s Pimnipa Panthong and Karoline Stormo of Norway at the conclusion of the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate. The Kent State University teammates were declared joint winners after they finished on 8-under 205, one shot better than the field. Panthong moves five rankings to 19th, while Stormo is also five places better off in 31st. 

Top 20 movers

Yu-Chiang Hou of Taipei joins Panthong in the top 20 after assuming 20th position with a two-ranking move.

Top 50 movers

Nanako Ueno of Japan is the only new top 50 entry. She moves four places to 49th. 

Biggest ranking improvement

American Michelle Butler takes that honour with an 880-ranking climb to 830th after a reaching the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. Compatriot Ina Kim took the title and jumps 796 positions to 832nd.

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