The Men

Performance of the week

Meissner saves best for last in Southern Amateur

 

Mcclure Meissner saved his best golf for the final round of the Southern Amateur Championship at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. After rounds of 70, 73 and 72, the San Antonio resident was seven shots off the lead. However, he returned a closing 66 to finish on 7-under 281. The Southern Methodist University student then defeated Illinois native David Perkins with a par at the first extra hole.

 

Meissner attains his highest World Amateur Golf Ranking® status with a jump of 12 places to 23rd. Perkins is 22 spots better off at a career high 42nd.

 

Lamb joins Els on Tillman Trophy

 

England’s Matty Lamb climbs inside the top 100 for the first time with a 45-place move to 90th after a two-shot victory in the Tillman Trophy at Foxhills Golf Club. Lamb recorded 69, 69, 70 and 67 for a 276 aggregate to join four-time major champion Ernie Els, 1988, as a Tillman winner.

 

Manzoni on high after Monticello win

 

Italy’s Giovanni Manzoni climbs 37 positions to 119th, his highest WAGR® status, after a relatively easy victory in the Gran Premio di Monticello. Manzoni was the only player to record four sub 70 scores. Rounds of 67, 67, 69 and 65 gave him a 268 total and five-shot victory.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Two players join Perkins in the top half century in a week with no new top 20 entrants. Martin Vorster of South Africa makes a four-ranking rise to 49th. Chilean Gabriel Morgan Birke assumes 50th spot with a move of two spots.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American J.T. Pittman jumps 1,066 positions to 4,824th thanks to winning the West Texas Amateur Championship by two shots.

The Women

Performances of the week

Kuehn finally brings home North & South trophy

 

Brenda Corrie Kuehn waited a long time to get her hands on the Putter Boy Trophy that goes to the winner of the North & South Women's Amateur Championship. Daughter Rachel delivered it into her hands 25 years after she had come so close to winning it.

 

Rachel Kuehn defeated fellow American Allisen Corpuz at the first sudden death hole over the Pinehurst Number 2 course. Brenda Corrie Kuehn, a Wake Forest hall of famer, lost in the final to future Solheim Cup player Laura Diaz (nee Philo) in 1995.

 

Rachel, who also attends Wake Forest, moves to a career high of 93rd on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® with a jump of 93 places. Corpuz makes a 25-ranking move to 24th.

 

Nobilio edges closer to top spot

 

Italy’s Alessio Nobilio took a step closer to world number one by winning the Gran Premio di Monticello in her homeland. Italy’s best player ran out a one-shot winner over Virginia Bossi by sandwiching a 72 between two 69s for a 210 total. She edges up one spot to fourth, while Bossi remains in 58th place.

 

Kouskova continues winning ways

 

Sara Kouskova of the Czech Republic advances three positions to 61st after winning the Czech International Junior U18 and 21 Championship, her second victory in three weeks.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Korea’s Ye Won Lee moves three spots to 19th, while Auston Kim of the United States edges up one place to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Japan’s Sara Ota becomes the 50th ranked player with a three-ranking rise.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Victory in the Utah Women's State Amateur makes American Grace Summerhays the week’s most improved player. She climbs 631 positions to 1,030th.

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