The Men

Performances of the week

Mueller-Baumgart Lucena joins top 10

 

Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart Lucena’s victory in the Copa Baleares moves him into the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 10. Spain’s number one player moves three places to ninth to equal his highest WAGR status. Rounds of 68, 70, 75 and 69 at Son Antem Golf Club in Mallorca gave him a 6-under 282. He won by two shots over David Puig Currius, and by three over Eduard Rousaud Sabate. It caps an outstanding five-win season for Mueller-Baumgart Lucena. Included in that quintet is the Spanish Amateur and Spanish Under-18 title. Puig Currius moves 11 positions to 22nd, while Rousaud is 13 places better off in 13th.

 

Liu rides 65 to second win of season

 

Taipei’s Yung-Hua Liu rode a third-round 65 to win the National Winter Tournament in his homeland, his second 2019 victory. Liu opened with scores of 71 and 69 before taking the tournament by the scruff of the neck. It allowed him the leeway of a closing 75 and still win by four shots with a 280 tally. Liu reaches his highest ranking with a 35-spot rise to 293rd.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Eduard Rousaud Sabate’s 13-ranking rise to 13th following his third-place finish in the Copa Baleares makes him the world’s third highest ranked Spaniard.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Spain’s Alejandro Del Rey Gonzalez assumes 50th position with a four-ranking rise.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Sjors Den Ambtman of The Netherlands makes the week’s biggest move. He climbs 1,342 rankings to 4,432nd after winning the Boavista Junior Golf Trophy in Portugal. He ran out a two-shot winner after scores of 71, 71 and 70 gave him a 212 total.

The Women

Performances of the week

Mcnab continues winning ways

 

South Africa’s Caitlyn notched up her second win in as many tournaments, and her eighth of the season, with a two-shot victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship. She returned scores of 75, 71 and 79 for a 225 tally to add the title to her win in the Mpumalanga Championship two weeks ago. The reigning South African Girls champion edges closer to the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 200 by moving five places to 201st.

 

Lopez Ramirez wins Celia Barquin Memorial

 

Julia Lopez Ramirez of Spain climbs 102 places to 507th, her highest WAGR® position, by winning the "Memorial Celia Barquin" Copa Principado de Asturias. The golf world mourned Barquin’s murder last year, and Copa Principado de Asturias organisers decided to honour her memory be renaming the tournament last year. Lopez Ramirez compiled scores of 74, 65 and 71 to post a 210 aggregate, good enough for a three-shot victory.

 

Huang in Winter wonderland

 

Yu Ping Huang of Taipei climbs 29 positions to 559th after victory in the National Winter Tournament in her homeland, her fifth win of the year. Huang won by two strokes following a 286 aggregate from scores of 68, 71, 71 and 76.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Thailand’s Jaravee Boonchant is the only new top 20 entry by edging up one spot to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Chia Yen Wu of Taipei makes an eight-ranking rise to 47th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Angel Hii of Malaysia takes that honour with a 692-ranking jump to 1,379th thanks to finishing runner-up to Yuai Ji in the China Hainan Junior Golf Classic. Ji is the week’s second biggest riser by climbing 495 positions to 1,039th.
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