The Men

Performances of the week

Anand makes history in All-India Amateur

 

Aryan Roopa Anand enters India’s amateur record books with victory in the All-India Amateur. He is the first player in the tournament’s 119-year history to lead 36-hole qualifying and go on to win the prestigious trophy. Anand led the qualifiers with a score of 135 after rounds of 67 and 68. The 17-year-old then edged Prakhar Asawa by one hole in the 36-hole final at Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru. Anand, who won the Gujarat Amateur last month, jumps 271 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 872nd. Asawa improves 338 places to 1,647th. Both players attain their highest positions on the WAGR® table.

 

Nduva wins Nyali Open by seven shots

 

Kenya’s Daniel Nduva also attains a career best ranking after a seven-shot victory in the Nyali Open at Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa. Nduva posted a 2-under 211 aggregate for 54 holes after rounds of 70, 66 and 75. He improves his status as Kenya’s highest ranked player with a jump of 69 places to 473rd, just three spots behind Kenyan number one Samuel Njoroge.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Michael Thorbjornsen of the United States moves five places to 18th to join the top 20 for the first time.

 

Top 50 movers

 

American Maxwell Moldovan moves back into the world top 50 with a nine-ranking rise to 48th after helping his country win the Junior Presidents Cup in Australia.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Lirunze Xu of China takes that accolade with a jump of 999 positions to 5,009th thanks to his fourth-place finish in the China Junior Masters.

The Women

Performances of the week

Porter wins Greg Norman Junior Masters

 

Australia’s Cassie Porter ends 2019 on a high by picking up her fifth win of the season. Porter is the new Greg Norman Junior Masters champion after taking the title at Palmer Colonial and Palmer Gold Coast Golf Clubs in Robina, Queensland. She was the only player to match par for 72 holes after scores of 69, 76, 70 and 73 gave her a 288 aggregate. She ran out a five-shot winner over reigning Australian Girls champion Hyejun Park. Porter advances 16 positions to a career high of 144th on World Amateur Golf Ranking®. Park is three places better off in 119th.

 

Yin on cloud 9 with Masters win

 

RuoNing Yin’s win in the China Junior Masters sees her finish the season with nine victories. It is Yin’s third win in her last four events. Yin went one better earlier this season with four straight wins. She rises three rankings to 110th, her highest WAGR® position.

 

Xu cruises to 15-shot win

 

New Zealand’s Fiona Xu climbs 39 places to a career high 262nd after cruising to victory in the Grant Clements Memorial Tournament in her homeland. Xu practically lapped the field with a 15-shot win after rounds of 69, 71, 68 and 66 gave her a 14-under 274. It’s her fourth win of 2019.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Norway’s Karoline Stormo moves into the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th, her highest WAGR® status.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Tristyn Nowlin of the United States also achieves her highest WAGR® position by edging up one spot to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

New Zealander Angela Ju jumps 525 positions to 1,118th by finishing second in the Grant Clements Memorial Tournament.

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