The Men

Performances of the week

Thompson becomes world number one


Davis Thompson swaps places with fellow American Ricky Castillo to become the number one player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking®. The Saint Simon’s Island, Georgia resident makes a one-ranking move thanks to consistent performances this year. The University of Georgia student began 2020 with victory in the Jones Cup. He has racked up five top 10s in nine events since then, including fifth in his last tournament, the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate.


McCarthy makes it two wins from three


American Joshua McCarthy makes a 26-ranking jump to 129th after winning for the second time in the space of three tournaments. The Pepperdine University student added the Rustic Collegiate to the Pasadera Collegiate Invite he won last month. On this occasion, McCarthy ran out a three-shot winner after a 7-under 206 total thanks to rounds of 75, 64 and 67 at Rustic Canyon Golf Club in Moorpark, California.


Ege on high after Moorpark win


Norway’s Mats Ege moves to his highest WAGR® position after winning the Golfweek Moorpark Amateur at Moorpark Country Club in California. Ege compiled scores of 66, 69 and 68 for a 13-under 203 total. He then defeated American Jonathan Kang at the first playoff hole. Ege advances 34 positions to 402nd. Kang is 192 spots better off at 1,832nd.


Biggest ranking improvement


There are no new top 20 or 50 players this week, while Chinese player Wang Zi makes the biggest ranking improvement. He jumps 1,707 places to 1,365th after consecutive second place finishes in his homeland. Zi finished runner up in the National Amateur Tour Leg 4 and then repeated the feat in the Super Lychee National Amateur Golf Future Leg 5.

The Women

Performances of the week

Three share Liz Murphey spoils


Americans Megan Schofill, Mikayla Bardwell and Hannah Levi enhance their status on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after sharing victory in the Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate. They proved inseparable after posting 3-under 213 aggregates, two shots better than the rest of the field, on the University of Georgia Golf course in Athens, Georgia. Auburn student Schofill makes a six-ranking move to 22nd, one place better than her previous best WAGR® position. Bardwell, who attends the University of Tennessee, advances 76 spots to 326th. Mississippi State player Levi joins Schofill by attaining her highest position in the world order with a jump of 205 rankings to 290th


Bailey bags first college win


England’s Lianna Bailey bagged her first win in college golf with victory in the Kissing Tree Invitational in San Marcos, Texas. The third-year Oklahoma State student took the title thanks to a 7-under-par final round of 65 to go with earlier scores of 69 and 68. Her 14-under 202 total gave her a one-shot victory. The Leicester native climbs 47 places to 146th.


Muzi makes major move


Katherine Muzi of the United States achieves her highest WAGR® status thanks to a one-shot victory in the Golfweek Moorpark Amateur in Moorpark California. The Tustin, California resident is now ranked 258th, a jump of 133 places, thanks to her 2-under 214 winning score.


Biggest ranking improvement


Yahui Zhang of China earns the accolade of highest mover in a week with no new top 20 or 50 players. Zhang soars 1,048 positions to 628th, her highest ranking, with victory in the National Amateur Tour Leg 4 in her homeland. Zhang’s 217 total following rounds of 69, 73 and 75 gave her a three-shot winning margin.

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