The Men

Performances of the week

Hogan hits the heights

 

Kyle Hogan of the United States reaches his highest position on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after running out a one-shot winner of the Maridoe Invitational tournament at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. The Texas Tech student was the only player in the field to return a sub-par total thanks to rounds of 74, 68 and 73 for a 1-under 215. Hogan jumps 194 positions to 126th.

 

Fitzpatrick has Georgia on his mind

 

Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player Alex Fitzpatrick moves back inside the world top 40 with victory in the Golf Club of Georgia Amateur Championship. Fitzpatrick, younger brother of European Ryder Cup player Matthew, returned opening and closing 64s combined with a second round 68 at the Golf Club of Georgia to post a 196 total, five shots better than the rest of the field. The Sheffield native jumps 20 places to 40th.

 

Maas takes gold in Silver Salver

 

South Africa’s Christiaan Maas attains his highest WAGR® position thanks to a 12-shot victory in the Silver Salver at Irene Country Club in his homeland. Maas moves 113 spots to 552nd.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Austin Eckroat of the United States moves back into the top 20 with a five-ranking rise to 20th thanks to second place in the Maridoe Invitational – Extract 2.

 

Top 50 movers

 

American Parker Coody joins England’s Alex Fitzpatrick in the top 50 with a two-ranking rise to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

El Salvador’s Rodrigo Sol jumps 1,175 rankings to 5,079th to take the plaudits as the week’s biggest mover. Sol soars after victory in the National Ranking Tournament in his homeland, his second straight win following his country’s National Matchplay Tournament.

The Women

Performances of the week

Roussin-Bouchard signals number one return

 

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard of France signalled an intention to retake the number one spot from Rose Zhang on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® by winning The Ally tournament. The University of South Carolina student was in a class of her own over Old Waverly Golf Club in Westpoint, Mississippi. Rounds of 71, 66 and 65 helped her to a 14-under 202 total and a seven-shot victory.

 

Roussin-Bouchard edges back towards the top of the WAGR® table with a two-ranking improvement to second behind Zhang. Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad drops down to third as a result.

 

Chapelet rides Cowgirl Classic to break into top 100

 

Elodie Chapelet made it a double celebration for French golf when she won the Cowgirl Classic to break into the top 100 for the first time. Chapelet, who attends Baylor University, ran out a three-shot winner after scoring 72, 70 and 73 over Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her 1-under 215 aggregate was the only score under par. Chapelet climbs 51 positions to 91st to become French number four after Roussin-Bouchard, 12-ranked Agathe Laisne and world number 14 Lucie Malchirand.

 

Top 20 movers

Agathe Laisne breaks into the top 15 for the first time following a victory in the Santander Golf Tour Lauro, a Spanish professional tournament. Laisne becomes France’s second highest ranked player after Roussin-Bouchard with a nine-ranking rise to 12th. There are no new top 50 players this week.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Chen Yi-Ju of Taipei makes the week’s biggest move. She jumps 563 positions to 1,737th, her highest ranking, after finishing 30th among the professionals in the Wistron Ladies Open.

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