The Men

Performance of the week

Lin and Coody peak at the Highlands


Reigning Asia-Pacific Amateur champion Yuxin Lin of China and U.S. player Parker Coody make significant moves on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® thanks to sharing victory in the Southern Highland Collegiate in Las Vegas. University of Southern California student Lin took the lead into the final round but returned a closing 74, 2-over, for an 8-under 208 aggregate. Coody, who attends the University of Texas, closed with a 5-under 67 to catch him at the top of the leaderboard. Lin rises 30 positions to 44th. Coody makes a 74-ranking rise to 87th.


Lee finishes in style to win Cabo


American Walker Lee entered the final round of the Cabo Collegiate by CFO4Life in Mexico six shots off the lead but finished in style to take the title. The Texas A&M student returned a final-round 64, 7-under, around the Cabo del Sol Ocean course to post an eight under 205 and win by a stroke. Lee jumps 38 places to 64th.


Curtis belies rankings to win Riversdale Cup


Not many would have picked Lawrence Curtis to win the Riversdale Cup, one of Australia’s most prestigious amateur events. The 23 year old from Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club on the outskirts of Melbourne entered the tournament ranked 1,846th on the WAGR® table. He is now 1,298th after defeating Queenslander Lewis Hoath at the third extra hole after they’d tied on 10 under with Haydn Barron, who exited the playoff at the first extra hole. Hoath jumps 125 spots to 662nd, while Barron makes a 20-ranking jump to 223rd.


Top 50 movers


American Devon Bling joins Lin in the top 50 with an improvement of 17 places to 50th. There are no new top 20 players this week.


Biggest ranking improvement


Alberto Dominguez Avila of Spain jumps 877 positions to world number 1,695 after sharing victory in the Southern Tide tournament with South Africa’s Reece Coleman, who enters the WAGR® table at 6,239th.

The Women

Performances of the week


Migliaccio strengthens number five status


Emilia Migliaccio of the United States strengthens her status as the number five player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after she was the only player to break par in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The Wake Forest student returned scores of 72, 70 and 70 at the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina to post a 1-under 213 total. She defeated compatriot Natalie Srinivasan by a shot. Furman student Srinivasan advances 10 positions to 15th.


Stark and Kim survive the Hurricane


Sweden’s Maja Stark and Ashley Kim of the United States survived the conditions better than the rest of the field in the Hurricane Invitational over the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Florida. They were declared joint winners after tying on 1-under-par 215 tallies. Oklahoma State player Stark climbs into the top 10 with a seven-ranking rise to sixth, while Kim, who attends the University of Michigan, is 218 positions better off in 291st.


Perez Sanmartin and Piddon capture Florida Gator


Spain’s Marta Perez Sanmartin and Tunrada Piddon of Thailand make important rises after sharing the spoils in the Florida Gator Invitational. Their 2-over 215 totals over the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville gave them a one-shot victory. Perez Sanmartin, a University of Florida student, makes a 26-ranking move to 96th, while University of Central Florida player Piddon jumps 149 places to 369th.


Top 20 movers


Srinivasan is the only new top 20 player after her runner-up finish in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.


Top 50 movers


American Megan Schofill and Sweden’s Beatrice Wallin join the top 50. Schofill rises 16 spots to 36th, while Wallin moves to 49th after a seven-ranking move.


Biggest ranking improvement


U.S. player Caroline Craig takes the most improved accolade with a leap of 634 places to 711th. The University of Georgia player finished 10th in the Darius Rucker.

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