The Men

Performances of the week

Kuest on high after third win in five

 

Peter Kuest of the United States attains his highest World Amateur Golf RankingTM with victory in the Saint Mary's Invitational, his third win in his last five starts. The Brigham Young University student was the only player in the field to break 70 in all three rounds at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, California. Scores of 67, 68 and 67 gave Kuest an 11-under 202 total and a four-shot victory. He jumps 21 places to 62nd.

 

Rebula cruises to Kiawah Classic win

 

South Africa’s Jovan Rebula did all the hard work early in the Kiawah Classic at Turtle Point tournament. The 2018 Amateur Championship winner opened with an 8-under 64, added a 66 and then was able to cruise to victory with a third round 73. His 13-under 203 gave him a three-shot winning margin. The Auburn University student climbs seven spots to 20th.

 

Ravetto makes French history in Argentina

 

David Ravetto recorded a first for his country when he became the first French winner of the Campeonato Nacional por Golpes in Argentina since the event began in 1957. He ran out a three-shot winner after scores of 69, 69, 70 and 66 gave him a 13-under 274 aggregate. He joins the top 100 with a 23-ranking move to 84th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Jovan Rebula is the only new top 20 player. There are no new top 50 entries.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Russia’s Sergey Mironov is the most improved player with a jump of 1,163 positions to 4,793rd. The Russian Under-16 champion attains his highest status after a third-place finish in the GolfTech Tour 3 event in Spain.

The Women

Performances of the week

Consistency pays off for Sasaki

 

Rino Sasaki was a model of consistency in winning the Nanea PAC 12 Preview. The University of Washington player returned three consecutive 3-under-par scores of 70 at Nanea Golf Club in Kailua Kona, Hawaii for a 9-under 212 aggregate. Her two-shot win helps her attain her highest World Amateur Golf RankingTM position with a 38-place jump to 116th.

 

Guseva shines in Spanish sun

 

Natilaya Guseva’s second round 68, 4-under, at Barceló Montecastillo Golf Club helped her win the Spanish International Stroke Play Championship. She sandwiched that score between a pair of 74s for a level par 216 to win by four shots. She climbs 20 spots to a career high of 102nd.

 

Finne-Ipsen and Ofstedahl share Idle Hour

 

Cecilie Finne-Ipsen of Denmark and England’s Ella Ofstedahl shared the Idle Hour Collegiate. Finne-Ipsen opened with scores of 69 and 67 and added a 1-over 73 for a 7-under 209 only for Ofstedahl to return a final round 6-under 66 to tie her. Both attain their highest WAGR positions. Finne-Ipsen rises 31 places to 248th, while Woburn member Ofstedahl advances 127 rankings to 525th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Gabriella Ruffels of Australia, Italy’s Caterina Don and French player Lucie Malchirand join the top 20. Ruffels rises seven spots to 16th. Don is four places better off in 18th. Malchirand makes a two-ranking rise to 19th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

There are four new top 50 entries. Sweden’s Maja Stark climbs eight spots to 47th. Nanako Ueno of Japan and Germany’s Paula Kirner advances four positions to 48th and 49th respectively. American Amanda Sambach edges up one spot to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Argentinean Agustina Zeballos advances 676 positions to 449th courtesy of winning the ANNIKA Invitational Latin America Championship.
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