The Men

Performances of the week

Crowe cruises to Victorian Amateur win

 

Australia’s Harrison Crowe attains his highest position on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® thanks to a relatively comfortable victory in the Victorian Amateur Championship at the Metropolitan Golf Club. Crowe took a three-hole lead into the afternoon round of the scheduled 36-hole final against Joshua Greer. He didn’t need to go the distance, running out a 6&5 winner. Crow jumps 88 positions to 294th, while Greer climbs 64 places to 697th.

 

Greyserman sprints to record Florida Amateur victory

 

Dean Greyserman soars 678 positions to 1,936th, his highest WAGR® position, after a record victory in the Florida Amateur Championship at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto. The 17-year-old Boca Raton resident began the final round nine shots off the lead, but returned a course record 62 over the Quarry Course to find himself in a playoff with Nicholas Gabrelcik after the pair tied on 10-under-par 278. Gabrelcik is 47 places higher in 450th position.

 

Walker wins Willow Cup

 

William Walker of the United States moves 16 spots to 280th by winning the Willow Cup. The Tuscaloosa resident was the only player to shoot two rounds under 70 at Willow Point Golf & Country Club in Alexander, Alabama. Walker returned rounds of 69 and 68 for a two-shot victory. It was the fourth top three finish for the UAB student in his last five tournaments.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

New Zealand’s Zachary May takes that honour in a week with no new top 20 or 50 players. May climbs 1,284 rankings to a career best 4,982nd after victory in the New Zealand U19 Championship. May’s 203 total after scoring 65, 72 and 66 gave him an 11-shot victory

The Women

Performances of the week

Thibault rebounds to win Dixie Amateur

 

Canada’s Brigitte Thibault climbs 16 places to 130th on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® after a remarkable victory in the Dixie Amateur at Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, Florida. The Fresno State student from Rosemère, Québec began the final round six shots off the lead, and was eight behind, a bogey and double bogey on her first two holes. However, she rebounded with seven birdies to return a closing 69. Her 6-under 282 gave her a two-shot victory.

Rudgeley bookends 2020 in style

 

Australia’s Kirsten Rudgeley neatly bookended her 2020 season by winning the Port Phillip Open Amateur and Victorian Amateur Championships. It’s a fitting end to a year that saw her triumph in the Western Australia Amateur Championship in March.

 

Rudgeley entered the Victorian Amateur as top seed after winning the Port Phillip Open Amateur. The Perth resident won by a shot over Jeneath Wong. She then defeated Wong 3&2 in the Victorian Amateur final at the Metropolitan Golf Club, Wong’s home club.

 

Rudgeley, runner up to Wong in this year’s Riversdale Cup, jumps 34 places to 328 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking®. Wong is 17 places better off in 319th.

 

Park wins third 2020 title

 

Hyejun Park of Korea earned her third 2020 victory when she ran out a four-shot winner of the Greg Norman Junior Masters in Queensland. Park remains Korea’s fifth best player by solidifying her 103rd ranking.

 

Lim breaks into top 300

 

New Zealander Carmen Lim breaks into the top 300 with a 15-ranking move to 287th by winning the New Zealand U19 Championship. Lim cruised to an eight-shot victory with scores of 73, 67 and 68 for a 208 tally.

 

Top 50 movers

 

There are no top 20 entries, while Switzerland’s Priscilla Schmid and Mayu Wakui of Japan improve three positions to 48th and 49th respectively.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Sarah Edwards jumps 493 positions to a personal best 1,857th with victory in the CTX @ RTJ Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Alabama. Edwards, a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, returned rounds of 71, 77 and 72 for a level par 220 aggregate. She took the title by nine shots. It’s her fourth top 10 finish from five events his year.

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