Performance of the week
Lin rides closing 67 to National Spring win
Taipei’s Chuan-Tai Lin produced a closing 67, the tournament’s low round, to win the National Spring tournament at Lily Golf & Country Club. Earlier rounds of 72, 68 and 72 gave him a 279 total and a three-shot victory. He moves 76 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 238th.
Consistency pays off for Narkprachar
Consistency paid off for Thailand’s Weerawish Narkprachar in the National Team Ranking #3 at Singha Park Golf Club in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Narkprachar’s 280 total consisted of rounds of 69, 71, 70 and 70. His two-shot victory sees him jump 41 rankings to 715th, his highest WAGR® status.
Terry ends Azalea Amateur in style
American Ryan Terry birdied the final hole to win the Florida Azalea Amateur. The 27-year-old Nashville resident arrived at Palatka Golf Club’s 18th hole tied with countryman Steve Albright. Terry rolled in a 15-foot putt to break the deadlock. Terry closed with a 69 to go with earlier scores of 69 and 66. He compiled a 6-under 204. The 2018 Tennessee Mid-Amateur champion advances 359 spots to 1,974th. Albright is 904 places better off in 5,124th.
Benson gains WAGR® status with West of Scotland win
Scotland’s Andrew Benson's joins the WAGR® table at 6,047th after a four-shot victory in the BUCS Golf Tour – West of Scotland Trophy at Western Gailes. The Strathclyde University student returned scores of 76, 75 and 78 for a 16-over-par 229 total.
Biggest ranking improvement
Japan’s Motoki Hosoya climbs 1,150 positions to 5,071st by winning the Ryo Ishikawa Cup Junior Championship at Royal Meadow Golf Club in Tochigi, Japan. Hosoya’s 220 total, courtesy of scores of 71, 74 and 75, gave him a one-shot victory. There are no new top 20 or 50 entrants this week.
Performances of the week
Slater survives scare to take West of Scotland
England’s Nicola Slater returned a closing 77 in the BUCS Golf Tour – West of Scotland Trophy at Western Gailes but still emerged as winner. The Stirling University student opened with rounds of 71 and 73 before her 6-over closing effort. Her 8-over 221 tally was good enough to eke out a one-shot win. The member of Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire jumps 32 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® 759th.
Huang shines in third round to win National Spring
Taipei’s Yu Ping Huang climbs 10 positions to a career high WAGR® status of 450th after emerging victorious in the National Spring Tournament in her homeland. Rounds of 79, 74, 69 and 74 gave her a 287 aggregate at Lily Golf & Country Club. She won by two shots.
Meesom-Us stands out for win
Phannarai Meesom-Us of Thailand stood out in the National Team Ranking #3 event at Singha Park Golf Club in Khon Kaen, Thailand. She was the only player to shoot two scores in the 60s. Meesom-Us, who won eight times last year, sandwiched a second round 68 and third round 69 between a 75 and 74 to post a 286 total to win by four shots. She reaches her highest position on the WAGR® table with a 15-ranking jump to 444th.
Top 50 movers
China’s Sophie Guo moves back into the top 50 by edging up one place to 50th.
Top 100 movers
Brooke Riley of the United States sneaks up two places to 99th.
Biggest ranking improvement
American Elisabeth Preus makes a 321-ranking improvement to 1,267th, her best WAGR® position. The Troy University student recently finished seventh in the Lady Cat Invitational.