The Men

Performance of the week

Saiz-Wenz rules South America

 

Chile’s Benjamin Saiz-Wenz jumps 258 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 414th after winning the Abierto Sudamericano Amateur, the South American Amateur Championship, at Club de Golf Sport Francés in Santiago. Saiz-Wenz bookended the championship with scores of 66 and a tournament low 64, and shot rounds of 73 and 74 in rounds two and three. His 11-under 277 tally gave him a four-shot victory.

 

Borges birdies last to win Junior Orange Bowl

 

Brazil’s Andrey Borges arrived at Biltmore Golf Course’s par-5 final hole in the Junior Orange Bowl International in Coral Gables, Florida needing a birdie to win. He did just that, chipping to three feet and holing the putt to post a level par 71. It gave him a 4-under 280 and a one-shot victory. Borges improves 38 rankings to 246th.

 

Jones reaches career high with Danny Lee win

 

New Zealand’s Sam Jones attains his highest WAGR status thanks to a one-shot win in the Danny Lee Springfield Open in his homeland. He jumps 36 rankings to 538th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

American Sahith Theegala and Ren Yonezawa of Japan move into the top 20. Theegala climbs 15 places to 11th, while Yonezawa is five spots better off in 19th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Cooper Dossey of the United States assumes the number 50 ranking by edging up one place.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Australia’s Tom Addy takes the plaudits as the week’s most improved player with a jump of 1,027 positions to world number 2,960 after starting the year with two top-three finishes. Addy placed second in the South Australia Junior Amateur Championship, and followed up with third in the South Australian Junior Masters.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Bohorquez finishes strong to win South American Amateur

 

Maria Bohorquez saved her best golf for the final round to carry off the Abierto Sudamericano Amateur, the South American Amateur Championship, at Club de Golf Sport Francés in Santiago, Chile. The Colombian recorded scores of 70, 73 and 72 before closing with a 69 to record a 4-under 284. She won by four shots over Argentina’s Valentina Rossi. Bohorquez advances 29 positions to 136th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking®. Rossi improves 35 spots to 394th.

 

Hashimoto rides 67 to Junior Orange Bowl win

 

Japan’s Mizuki Hashimoto jumps 675 positions to 1,421st after winning the Junior Orange Bowl International at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Florida. A second round 4-under 67, the tournament’s low round, paved the way to victory. It followed a level par 71. Hashimoto closed with rounds of 72 and 73 for 1-under 283. She won by two shots over France’s Lucie Malchirand, who strengthens her status as the world’s 16th best player.

 

Malixi makes history in Philippines Stroke Play

 

Rianne Mikhaela Malixi of the Philippines is 215 places better off in 1,268th after making history in her National Stroke Play Championship. The 12 year old defeated Abby Arevalo in a playoff to become the tournament’s youngest winner.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Argentina’s Agustina Zeballos is the only new player in the top 20. In fact, she moves into the top 10 with a jump of 27 places to 10th after placing sixth in the South American Amateur.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Malaysia’s Alyaa Abdulghany jumps 18 positions to 45th to be the sole new top 50 entrant.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Mizuki Hashimoto of Japan makes the biggest move thanks to her victory in the Junior Orange Bowl International.

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