The Men

Performances of the week

Lautee successfully defends Victorian Amateur

 

Australia’s Andre Lautee climbs 72 places to 131st on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® after a successful defence of the Victorian Amateur title he won last year. Playing on his home course of Kingston Heath, Lautee defeated Victoria teammate Lukas Michael 5&4 to make it back-to-back titles. The 20-year old was five up heading into lunch and only needed to hold on in the afternoon to win. Lautee reaches his highest position on the WAGR table. Michael also reaches a career high position with a jump of 52 rankings to 90th.

 

Premlall prevails for fourth win

 

Yurav Premlall of South Africa notched up his fourth win of 2019 with victory in the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy. Premlall, whose most recent victory came in the KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship in August, improved with each round he played at Maccauvlei Golf Club in Vereeniging, South Africa. He opened with a 74, and added rounds of 69, 68 and 67 for a 278 total to turn the tables on Casey Jarvis by two shots. Premlall finished second to Jarvis in last week’s Central Gauteng Open Stroke Play Championship. Premlall improves 23 places to 510th, while Jarvis is six spots better off in 338th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

William Mouw of the United States moves back into the top 20 with a one-ranking move to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Spain’s Alejandro Del Rey Gonzalez is the only new top 50 entry. He edges up one place to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Zimbabwe’s Sumburero Promise takes that honour with a 1,499-ranking move to world number 4,501 after finishing runner-up in the Zimbabwe Matchplay to countryman Morton Kombai, who advances 322 positions to 2,686th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Kim back in top 100 with Victorian victory

 

Grace Kim of Australia moves back into the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 100 thanks to an emphatic victory in the Victorian Amateur at Kingston Heath. Kim defeated fellow Avondale Golf Club member June Song 7&6. Kim was heavily favoured to win considering she began the week 983 rankings above Song. Kim reached a high of world number 59 last year when she won four times, including taking the gold medal in the Youth Olympics. The former Australian junior champion jumps 20 positions to 81st. Song climbs 219 places to 865th.

 

Macnab notches seventh win of season

 

Caitlyn Macnab of South Africa notched her seventh victory of the year by winning the Mpumalanga Championship at Middleburg Country Club. Macnab, a member of Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, returned scores of 68, 64 and 73 for an 11-under 205 total. She was four shots better than Kiera Floyd, the only other player to better par for 54 holes. Macnab advances 12 rankings to 204th, while Floyd is 11 spots better off in 339th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

China’s Lei Ye and Rose Zhang of the United States move into this week’s top 20. Ye is six places better off in 16th, while Zhang makes a four-ranking rise to 19th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

The top 50 also welcomes two new entrants. American Allyson Geer-Park rises two places to 49th, while Italy’s Anna Zanusso advances three positions to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Australia’s Keeley Marx is the week’s most improved player. She jumps 342 places to 2,091st after reaching the match play stages of the Victorian Amateur.

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