The Men

Performances of the week

Goodwin only man under par in Maridoe

 

Noah Goodwin moves back up the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to victory in the Maridoe Invitational. The 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur champion was the only player under par after rounds of 68, 74 and 73 gave him a 1-under 215 and a three-shot victory. The Southern Methodist University student, who has been as high as 10th, climbs 29 places to 64th.

 

Theegala masters MacKenzie Invitational

 

Sahith Theegala of the United States moves 16 spots to 42nd after winning the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at the Meadow Club in in Fairfax California. Theegala, a Pepperdine University student, ran out a one-shot winner with rounds of 66, 64 and 67 for a 16-under 197 total. It is Theegala’s second 2019 victory following the SCGA Amateur Championship.

 

Gotterup delivers knockout punch in Fighting Irish

 

American Christopher Gotterup was declared undisputed champion of the Fighting Irish Classic when he took the title by eight shots. Gotterup, a Rutgers University student, battered his way through the field by sandwiching a 64 between two 68s for a 14-under 199 total. He reaches a career high WAGR status with a 77-ranking rise to 179th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player Caolan Rafferty moves five spots to 16th, while American Spencer Ralston edges up two places to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Germany’s Jannik De Bruyn and Jerry Ji of The Netherlands join Theegala in the top 50 with two ranking moves. De Bruyn rises to 49th, with Ji assuming the 50th position.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Portugal’s Ricardo Neves Garcia takes that honour with a jump of 2,118 places to 4,031st after placing second in the Portuguese Federation Cup to Vasco Alves, who rises 637 to 1,497th

The Women

Performances of the week

Ye kicks of Stanford career in style

 

Angelina Ye didn’t take long to adapt to college golf. The first-year Stanford University student won the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by C Rice in just her second start. She finished runner-up on her debut, The Molly Intercollegiate. Ye, the reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion, returned scores of 67, 70 and a closing 5-under 66 for a 10 under 203 total. It gave her a three-shot victory. The win sees her attain her highest status on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. She climbs 13 positions to 28th.

 

Plata peerless in Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel

 

Colombia’s Valery Plata is 137 rankings better off this week at world number 233 after a superb performance in the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational. The Michigan State student was the only player to break 70 in all three rounds, returning scores of 69, 68 and 68 for an 11-under 205 aggregate. She ran out a two-shot winner.

 

Swann on song in Illini Invitational

 

Kennedy Swann of the United States reaches a career high on the WAGR table thanks to victory in the Illini Invitational at Medinah. The Ole Miss player saved her best for last with a 5-under 67 after rounds of 68 and 72. Her 9-under 207 total helped her win by a shot. Swann advances to 180th, a jump of 210 spots.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Yu-Chiang Hou of Taipei is the only new top 20 entrant. She makes an eight-ranking rise to 17th

 

Top 50 movers

 

American Aneka Seumanutafa joins the top 50 by edging up two places to 49th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

China’s Tong An is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 479 positions to 1,362nd. She recently won the Super Lychee Amateur Golf Future Tour 5 in her homeland.

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