The Men

Performances of the week

Triple success for Manzoni


Italy’s Giovanni Manzoni won his third tournament in five events when he walked off with the Franco Bevione Trophy after winning the Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Terre dei Consoli Golf Club.  Manzoni scored 70, 69 and 68 for a 9-under 207 and a two-shot victory. The Lynn University student added the title to recent victories in the Gran Premio di Monticello and Gran Premio Castello di Tolcinaso. He rises 19 places on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 129th.


Consistency key to Kleu’s Swiss Amateur win


Switzerland’s Ronan Kleu proved a model of consistency in winning the Swiss International Amateur Championship. Kleu, who attends Columbus State University in the United States, returned scores of 68, 70, 69 and 70 for a 277-total and a one-shot victory. He moves 73 positions to 463rd, his best WAGR® status.


Zapletal hits heights with Czech Amateur triumph


Matyas Zapletal reaches a career high 306th with a 56-ranking move after triumphing in the Czech International Amateur Championship. The Czech Republic’s third highest ranked player finished with a 67 after scoring 69, 68 and 70. His 273 total gave him a two-shot victory.


Bosco saves best for last in Texas Amateur


Trey Bosco saved his best golf for the final two rounds to win his state amateur championship. After rounds of 72 and 71, the Austin resident shot 67 and 69 for a 279 aggregate and a one-shot win. He climbs 309 places to 1,406th.


Biggest ranking improvement


American Anthony Delisanti makes the biggest move in a week with no new top 20 or 50 entrants. Delisanti is 1,545 positions higher in 4,585th place by winning the BDGA Match Play Championship at Gowanda Country Club just south of Buffalo.

The Women

Performances of the week

Zhang outlasts Ruffels to win U.S. Women’s Amateur


Rose Zhang makes a three-ranking move to sixth on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after outlasting defending champion Gabriela Ruffels in the U.S Women’s Amateur final at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. The 17-year-old California native defeated the Australian at the second extra hole after 36 holes couldn’t separate the pair. Ruffels, who defeated Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela in last year’s final, lipped out a putt on the 38th hole that would have extended the match.


Zhang, who is yet to finish high school, attains her highest WAGR® position. University of Southern California player Ruffels rises four spots to 12th.


Swiss win takes Schulz-Hanssen into top 20


Germany’s Paula Schulz-Hanssen enters the top 20 for the first time thanks to winning the Swiss International Ladies Championship. Schulz-Hanssen rode a pair of 66s to victory (72, 66, 69 and 66). Her 273 total gave her a five-shot victory and moves her eight positions to 18th.


Vodickova breaks into top 75


Denisa Vodickova of the Czech Republic achieves her highest WAGR® position after winning the Czech International Amateur Championship by four shots. She produced a 275 total thanks to scores of 67, 70, 69 and 69. She becomes the third highest Czech Republic player with a jump of 64 rankings to 72nd.


Top 20 movers


Sweden’s Beatrice Wallin joins Schulz-Hanssen in top 20 with a 10-ranking rise to 20th after finishing joint first in the Golfhaftet Masters, a professional tournament.


Top 50 movers


Denmark’s Amalie Leth-Nissen and Annabell Fuller of England move two places to 49th and 50th respectively.


Biggest ranking improvement


Hae Seung Kim of New Zealand jumps 526 positions to 2,524th after a second-place finish in the Bitgoeuljungheung Cup in Korea.

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