The Men

Performance of the week

Thompson enters top five with record Jones Cup win

 

Davis Thompson of the United States breaks into the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top five by winning the Jones Cup Invitational in record fashion. After scores of scores of 70 and 68 at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia, the University of Georgia student played the final round in 65 shots, 7 under, to tie the course record. His 203 total bettered the previous 54-hole low by three shots and gave him a nine-stroke victory. Thompson climbs five places to a career high fourth on the WAGR® table.

 

Theegala makes it two for two in 2020

 

American Sahith Theegala has won in his first two starts of 2020 to jump six places to world number five, his highest WAGR® status. He added the Southwestern Invitational to the Australian Master of the Amateurs he won last month. Rounds of 70, 68 and 66 gave the Pepperdine student a 12-under 204 total and a one-shot victory.

 

Avondale victory moves Barbieri back into top 100

 

Australia’s Nathan Barbieri climbs back into the top 100 thanks to victory in the Avondale Medal. Barbieri held off in-form Englishman Ben Schmidt with scores of 66, 68, 68 and 66 for a 16-under 268 aggregate, three shots better than Schmidt, winner of last week’s NSW Amateur. Barbieri jumps 50 spots to 97th, while Schmidt makes an 11-ranking move to 17th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

American Austin Eckroat, Caolan Rafferty of Ireland and Germany’s Matthias Schmid join Schmidt in the top 20 with identical three-spot moves to 18th, 19th, and 20th respectively.

 

Top 50 movers

 

U.S. players Maxwell Moldovan, Trevor Werbylo and Eric Bae move into the top half century. Moldovan is 12 rankings higher at 43rd, Werbylo 17 places better at 44th, while Bae makes a three-ranking rise to 48th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Faisal Salhab of Saudi Arabia jumps 1,232 positions to 4,324.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Portuguese win takes Nobilio to world number three

 

Alessia Nobilio of Italy makes a one-place move to third on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® thanks to victory in the Portuguese Internacional Ladies Amateur Championship. Nobilio was the only player in the field to shoot four scores in the 60s at Montado Golf Resort. Rounds of 67, 69, 69 and 68 gave the Italian international a 15-under 273 total, good enough for an eight-shot victory.

 

Kim continues fine form to win Avondale Medal

 

Australia’s Grace Kim couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2020. She added the Avondale Medal to the NSW Amateur she won last week to jump 10 spots to 62nd. Kim defeated Japan’s Tsubasa Kajitani by two shots after scores of 66, 70, 71 and 70 for an 11-under total. Kajitani edges up one place to 56th.

 

Campos enters top 70 with Majors win

 

Zoe Campos of the United States jumps 12 positions to 67th after winning the Major Champions Invitational. Her 11-under 205 tally after rounds of 68, 70 and 67 gave her a two-shot victory.

 

Top 20 movers

 

U.S. player Auston Kim and Julie McCarthy of Ireland benefit from three-ranking rises to 19th and 20th respectively.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Ye Won Lee of Korea and Norway’s Dorthea Forbrigd enter the top 50. Lee is two places better off in 49th, while Forbrigd assumes 50th place by advancing three positions.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Isabel Laulhe’s 11th place finish in the Portuguese Internacional Ladies Amateur Championship sees her make the week’s biggest rise. Liechtenstein’s number one player jumps 558 places to 1,166th, her best WAGR® position.

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