The Men

Performances of the week

Schaper reaches career high with Bobby Locke win

 

Jayden Schaper reaches his highest position on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by winning the Bobby Locke Open at Parkview Golf Club in Johannesburg. He bookended the tournament with a pair of 66s, and returned a second round 76. His 208 total gave him a four-shot win. It is the South African’s fourth victory in his last five events. He achieves his highest ranking with a three-place rise to 85th.

 

Jarvis caps strong year with Gauteng win

 

South Africa’s Casey Jarvis punctuated a fantastic 2019 with a four-shot victory in the Central Gauteng Open Stroke Play Championship at Royal JHB & Kensington Golf Club. Jarvis returned scores of 69, 71, 69 and 65 for a 274 aggregate. It’s his second victory of the year to go with four runner-up finishes. Jarvis, who won a professional event on the IGT Tour in January, climbs 43 places to 344th.

 

Strong finish helps Edwards-Hill win Faldo Series Grand Final

 

England’s Arron Edwards-Hill finished strongly to win the Faldo Series Grand Final at Al Ain Equestrian Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. Edwards-Hill opened with consecutive 68s before closing with a 64. His 200 tally was good enough for a two-shot victory. He is eight rankings better off in 331st.

 

Top 50 movers

 

American Cooper Dossey is the only new top 50 player in a week with no new top 20 entries. Dossey edges up one spot to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

New Zealander James Gill takes most improved player award of the week. Victory in the JCKSC International Amateur Open Championship in Hong Kong helps him reach a career high of 1,618th with a 1,327-ranking rise.

The Women

Performances of the week

Chang wins second Faldo Series Grand Final

 

Hsin Chiai Chang of Taipei achieves her highest position on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to victory in the Faldo Series Grand Final in the United Arab Emirates. It was her second Faldo Series Grand Final win of the year following the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in March. She opened with a 6-under-par 65 at Al Ain Equestrian Shooting & Golf Club and was never pushed off the top of the leaderboard. Further scores of 74 and 69 gave her a 5-under 208 and a one-shot victory over compatriot Ling-Jie Chen. Chang climbs 64 positions to world number 400, her highest WAGR status. Chen is 23 spots better off in 649th.

 

Putrino caps fine Florida form with victory

 

Jacqueline Putrino of the United States makes a jump of 359 places to a career high 847th after winning the Florida Junior Tour - Tour Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbour, Florida. Putrino returned scores of 74, 73 and 69 for a 216 tally and a five-shot win. The victory came after a run of good form that had seen Putrino record four straight top 10s in Florida events.

 

Top 50 movers

 

New Zealand’s Amelia Garvey and Lauren Hartlage of the United States make identical two-ranking rises to 49th and 50th respectively. There are no new top 20 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Choi Ka-Ban of Korea takes that honour with a jump of 430 rankings to 925th, her best WAGR position, after winning the Zebra - Chiangmai Junior International Golf Championship in Thailand.
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