The Men

Performance of the week

Oyo wins Prestige in style

 

Japan’s Leo Oyo fired a closing 66 to win The Prestige presented by Charles Schwab, his first college victory. The San Diego State University student took a two-shot lead into the final round after consecutive 68s, and ended up with an 11-under 202. He climbs 319 positions to a high of 305th on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking®.

 

Trio share Puerto Rico spoils

 

There was nothing to separate Americans Garett Reband, Logan Sowell and Bartley Forrester in the Puerto Rico Classic. They were declared joint winners after tying on 9-under 207. University of Oklahoma student Reband climbs nine places to 23rd. Sowell, a College of Charleston player, improves 137 spots to 233rd.  Georgia Tech’s Forrester joins the WAGR® table at 4,926th.

 

Choi reaches career high with Burns win

 

American Sam Choi attains his highest WAGR® position after winning the John Burns Intercollegiate. A final-round of 66, 6 under, gave the University of New Mexico student a 10-under 206 tally and a three-shot victory. He moves 94 places to 139th.

Jarvis crowned South African king

 

South Africa’s Casey Jarvis attains his highest WAGR® status with a jump of 51 positions to 105th after defeating Scotland’s James Wilson 7&6 over Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s East Course to win the South African Amateur Championship. The victory comes just a week after Jarvis became the youngest winner of the South African Stroke Play Championship. Wilson’s consolation is a move of  121 spots to 399th.

Top 20 movers

 

American Austin Eckroat rejoins the top 20 with a six-ranking rise to 18th.

 

Top 50 Movers

 

Sweden’s Vincent Norrman and Ivan Camilo Ramirez of Colombia move into the top 50. Norrman improves six spots to 44th, while Ramirez edges up one place to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Japan’s Kotaro Murata jumps 1,025 rankings to world number 4,741 following seventh place in the John Burns Intercollegiate.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Kyriacou upstages the professionals

 

Stephanie Kyriacou jumps 64 places to 26th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after upstaging the professionals to win the Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville. The 19 year old posted four rounds in the 60s – 69, 63, 69 and 65 – for a 22-under 266 at Bonville Golf Resort. She won by eight shots.

 

Doherty on high after Mexico win

 

Amanda Doherty of the United States attains her highest status thanks to victory in the IJGA Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club. The Florida State student finished the tournament with consecutive rounds of 68 after an opening 70. Her 10-under 206 total gave her a one-shot victory. It helps her jump 27 places to 41st.

 

Srinivasan over the moon with third win

 

American Natalie Srinivasan recorded her third win of the 2019/20 college season with a four-shot victory in the Moon Golf Invitational. Srinivasan, in her final year at Furman University, recorded scores of 71, 68 and 67 at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida to post a 10-under 206. She climbs 16 positions to 25th, a career high.

 

Ruffels improves Australian number one status

 

Gabriella Ruffels’ win in the Rebel Beach Intercollegiate strengthens her status as Australia’s number one amateur. The University of Southern California student took the title by two shots with a 9-under 207 aggregate. She climbs six rankings to 11th.

 

Schofill enters top 60 with Lake Oconee win

 

American Megan Schofill joins the top 60 with a 25-ranking move to 56th by winning the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational. The Auburn player won by two shots thanks to a 7-under-par 209.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Emma Spitz makes a two-ranking rise to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Spain’s Carolina Lopez-Chacarra Coto joins Stephanie Kyriacou and Amanda Doherty in the top 50 by moving two places to 49th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Sara Mckevitt of the United States takes that honour with a 671-ranking jump to 942nd with a joint third finish in the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational.

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