The Men

Performances of the week

Aberg improves number one status with Sun Bowl win

 

Ludvig Aberg proved why he’s the highest ranked Swedish player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM when he opened the Sun Bowl All-American Classic at El Paso Country Club with a 9-under 62. It helped him to a five-shot lead, a lead he never relinquished over the next two rounds. Aberg added further scores of 66 and 72 to post a 13-under 200 and run out a four-shot winner. He reaches his highest world status with a seven-ranking move to 34th.

 

Chinn enters top 200 with Rolex win

 

Kelly Chinn of the United States advances 210 positions to 197th, his highest WAGR status, thanks to winning the American Junior Golf Association’s Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Great Falls, Virginia resident compiled scores of 65, 71, 67 and 71 for a 12-under 278 aggregate. It gave him a four-shot victory.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Scotland’s Sandy Scott reaches his highest position on the WAGR table with a two-ranking jump to 19th. The member of Nairn Golf Club represented Great Britain & Ireland in this year’s Walker Cup. A student at Texas Tech University, Scott won twice on the college circuit in 2019.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Ben Hutchinson benefits from a two-ranking rise to assume the world number 50 position, a career high for the England international.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Jose Funez of Honduras is the most improved player of the week with a 1,464-ranking jump to world number 3,558 after winning the Torneo Amateur Vl in his homeland.

The Women

Performances of the week

Zhang dominates Rolex Tournament of Champions

 

Rose Zhang was simply untouchable in the American Junior Golf Association’s Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Irvine, California player won by 11 shots after rounds of 71, 67, 69 and 68 gave her a 13-under 275 tally. It is Zhang’s third victory of 2019 along with the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational and the Toyota Junior World Cup, and sees her reach her highest World Amateur Golf RankingTM position with a seven-place jump to 12th.

 

Jacobs wins Dunes Medal by 12 shots

 

Australia’s Charley Jacobs climbs 79 spots on this week’s WAGR table to 648th after winning the Dunes Medal by 12 shots. Jacobs compiled a 288 total after posting scores of 74, 71, 73 and 70.

 

Guatemala number two Mendizabal enters top 400

 

Valeria Mendizabal strengthens her status as Guatemala’s number two player after 118th ranked Pilar Echeverria by winning her national stroke play championship, the Campeonato Nacional e Internacional Stroke Play. Mendizabal breaks into the top 400 with a jump of 28 rankings to 388th.

 

Top 100 movers

 

Russia’s Nataliya Guseva moves into 100th position with a one-ranking rise. There are no new top 20 or top 50 movers.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Catherine Park takes that accolade after a jump of 579 positions to 426th after an eighth-place finish in the Rolex Tournament of Champions. It is Park’s fifth top 10 of the year in American Junior Golf Association tournaments, a run that includes victory in the Se Ri Pak Junior Championship earlier this year.
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