The Men

Performances of the week

Castillo takes over as world number one


American Ricky Castillo takes over the number one spot on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® following Takumi Kanaya’s decision to turn professional. University of Florida player Castillo moves up one place to the top of the world order, with Taipei’s Chun An Yu and American Davis Thompson also rising one spot each to assume the second and third rankings.


Castillo has two victories this season. The California native triumphed in the Florida Gators Invitational and Sea Best Invitational in consecutive weeks in February. Japanese player Kanaya embarks on his professional career after winning the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading amateur on the 2020 World Amateur Golf Ranking®.

Mcallister is the pride of Texas


Logan Mcallister of the United States jumps 201 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® courtesy of winning the Colonial Collegiate Invite. After opening with a two-over par 72 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Mcallister shot 69 and 66 to post a 3-under 207 total to win by two strokes. The University of Oklahoma student is now the world’s 172nd best player.


Kuhl withstands wind to win Golfweek event


American Tommy Kuhl withstood the wind better than the rest of the field to win the Golfweek Indiana Amateur in Bloomington, Indiana. Kuhl began the tournament with rounds of 72 and 69. In a final round when scores soared into the 80s, he posted a 77 to win by two shots with a 5-over 218. He moves 183 places to 925th as a result.


Lamb conquers North of England


Matty Lamb returns to the top 100 with a 15-spot move to 88th after winning the North of England Open Amateur Championship at Alwoodley Golf Club. The Hexham native was the only player to finish under par after rounds of 71, 68, 71 and 71 for a 3-under 281. It helped him to a three-shot victory.


Top 20 movers


Spain’s Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart Lucena and Quade Cummins of the United States take over 18th and 19th spots with respective moves of three and four rankings.


Top 50 movers


U.S. player Trevor Werbylo is the only new top 50 player with a one-place move to 50th.


Biggest ranking improvement


American David Denham’s Timuquana Cup victory helps him climb 1,273 positions to 2,650th. Denham opened with a 66 and added scores of 72 and 73 for a 211 tally and a one-shot win.

The Women

Performances of the week

Zhang wins McCormack medal


Rose Zhang celebrates her best year in golf so far by earning the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading player on the 2020 World Amateur Golf Ranking®. The 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion is just the sixth recipient of the prestigious medal. She joins an esteemed list of former winners featuring Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Leona Maguire, Jennifer Kupcho and last year’s recipient Andrea Lee.


Irvine, California resident Zhang also won this year’s Rolex Girls Junior Championship, and took low amateur honours in the ANA Inspiration with an 11th place finish.


Schulz-Hanssen joins top 10 with European win


Paula Schulz-Hanssen moves into the top 10 for the first time by winning the European Ladies' Amateur Championship in Slovenia. The Heidelberg resident, Germany’s top ranked player, defeated France’s Chloe Salort in a playoff after the pair tied on 13-under 271 scores at CUBO Golf Club. Schulz-Hanssen moves four spots to 10th, while Salort improves 44 rankings to 144th.


Kaur and Isaac share Schooner spoils


Americans Gurleen Kaur and Reid Isaac make significant moves after being declared joint winners of The Schooner Fall Classic. They finished four shots clear of the field on 5-under 205 aggregates. Baylor student Kaur climbs 23 positions to 78th, while Kansas State player Isaac achieves a career best status of 401st with a jump of 171 places.


Top 20 movers


Agathe Laisne strengthens her status as French number three by moving 13 spots to 20th, her best ranking, after third-place in the European Ladies' Amateur.


Top 50 movers


Norwegian Dorthea Forbrigd edges up one spot to 50th.


Biggest ranking improvement


Japan’s Haruka Mizuki makes the week’s biggest move with a jump of 808 places to a career best 1,109th.


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