The Men

Performances of the week

Phillips outlasts Cummins in Hawaiian marathon

 

Trent Phillips climbs into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 50 after outlasting fellow American Quade Cummins to win the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic in Hawaii. The pair tore away from the field with 20-under-par 193 totals and found themselves in a sudden death playoff. Except there was nothing sudden about it. University of Georgia student Phillips needed seven holes to see off University of Oklahoma player Cummings. Phillips rises 14 places to 43rd. Cummins achieves his highest WAGR status with a 4-ranking move to 16th.

 

Gillam flirts with 59 to win White Sands

 

Parker Gillam signalled early that the White Sands Intercollegiate in the Bahamas was his when he opened with a 12-under 60. He was 13 shots worse in the second round before a closing 66 sealed victory. His 17-under 199 gave him a three-shot win. Gillam reaches a career high of 213th with a move of 83 places.

 

All Go in Hoakalei CC Invitational

 

Japan’s Shiso Go reaches his highest position on the WAGR table after an emphatic victory in the Hoakalei CC Invitational. Go, a student at East Tennessee State University, opened and finished with 6-under 66s and threw in a 70 in the middle for good measure. It added up to 202, 14 under, and a five-shot win. Go climbs 104 rankings to 224th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Spain’s Jose Luis Ballester Barrio joins Trent Phillips in the top 50 with a 27-ranking rise to 39th after a second-place finish in the Copa Nacional Puerta de Hierro. There are no new top 20 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Joshua Leitch’s run to the quarterfinals of the New Zealand Amateur Championship makes him the week’s highest riser. The New Zealander jumps 2,105 positions to 3,944th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Guo goes low to win White Sands

 

Sophie Guo of China reaches her highest position on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after dominating the White Sands Invitational. The University of Texas player folded a 67 between rounds of 66 over the Ocean Club Golf Club in the Bahamas to post a 17-under 199 total. It gave her a comfortable six-shot victory over an A-list field. Guo jumps 55 positions to 104th.

 

Wahren and Lauritzen inseparable in Rollins Legends

 

Sweden’s Matilda Wahren and Synne Lauritzen of Norway were inseparable when the last putt was holed in the Rollins Legends Invitational. They were declared joint winners after tying on 2-over 218, two shots better than the field. Lynn University student Wahren makes a 39-ranking rise to a career high of 555th, while Saint Leo University’s Lauritzen is 110 places better off in 710th.

 

Choi breaks 19-year Australian drought

 

Doey Choi broke a 19-year drought in the New Zealand Amateur Championship when she defeated home player Caryn Khoo at the second extra hole after the pair had finished all-square after 36 holes. Choi is the first Australian to win New Zealand’s national amateur since 2000. She climbs 16 spots to 68th, her highest WAGR position. Khoo moves 167 rankings to 778th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey is the only new top 20 player. The Curtis Cup player rises 1 position to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Karen Fredgaard of Denmark and France’s Candice Mahe join the top 50. Fredgaard climbs 14 spots to 47th, while Mahe edges up one place to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

New Zealand’s Maddie May is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 773 rankings to 2,197th after winning the Canterbury Matchplay in her homeland.
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