The Men

Performances of the week

Fernandez de Oliveira becomes Argentinean number one

 

Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira becomes Argentina’s number one player after victory in the Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston. The TCU student won at the first playoff hole after he and England’s James Wilson finished tied on 7-under 277. Fernandez de Oliveira, who was runner-up in this year’s South America Amateur Championship, climbs 108 positions on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® to replace 116th ranked Agustin Segundo Oliva Pinto at the top of the Argentinean pecking order. University of South Carolina player Wilson is six places better off in 687th.

 

Perico joins the Legends

 

Julian Perico proved why he’s Peru’s number one player with a one-shot victory in the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate. The University of Arkansas student outlasted United States Walker Cup player John Augenstein to win. Perico’s 14-under 199 total after rounds of 64, 66 and 69 was the only score under 200. He moves 59 places to 82nd, while Augenstein makes a six-ranking jump to 12th.

 

Shipp survives stormy waters for Raleigh win

 

American Benjamin Shipp advances eight places to 63rd by winning the GCAA Amateur Series – Raleigh at Lonnie Poole Golf Club. The NC State student took a five-shot lead into the final round with scores of 69 and 66, but nearly ran aground with a closing 75. His 3-under 210 was good enough for a one-shot victory.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Japan’s Taisei Shimizu is the only player to move into the top 50 in a week with no new top 20 entrants. He edges up one spot to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Stephen Behr is the most improved player. He jumps 1,202 positions to 515th, his highest status, after finishing third in the Azalea Invitational.

The Women

Performances of the week

Yin reaches new heights with professional win

 

Xiaowen Yin of China reaches a career best of 52nd on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after she upset the professionals to win the Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Challenge. She returned scores of 68, 69 and 71 for a 208 total. It is her second consecutive victory and fourth in six events this year. She climbs 27 places as a result.

 

Double joy in Terrier Intercollegiate

 

There was nothing to separate Poland’s Dorota Zalewska and Warda Amira Abd Rawof of Malaysia at the conclusion of the Terrier Intercollegiate in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They were declared joint winners after tying on 3-over 219 totals. East Tennessee State student Amira Abd Rawof advances 56 positions to 587th, her highest ranking, while Zaleska of the University of Chattanooga is 126 places better off in 1,218th.

 

Cernousek goes one place better

 

Adela Cernousek of France made up for the disappointment of finishing second in the Grand Prix Jean Louis Jurion tournament two weeks ago by winning the Championnat de France Cadets at Grand Saint Emilionais Golf Club. The Antibes resident scored 72 and 71 to win by two shots. She moves within six places of her highest position on the WAGR® table with a five-ranking move to 231st.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Rocio Tejedo of Spain makes the biggest move on this week’s table by winning the Campeonato de Castellon in her homeland. Tejedo ran out a five-shot winner after rounds of 72, 69 and 71 at Panoramica Golf Club for a 212 aggregate. It is her third consecutive victory, and helps her attains her highest WAGR® status with a jump of 608 places to 1,335th. There are no new top 20 or 50 players.

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