The Men

Performances of the week

Kanaya makes WAGR® history


Takumi Kanaya has been awarded the Mark H McCormack Medal for 2020 as the world’s number one player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking®. He makes amateur history by becoming the first Japanese winner.


Kanaya ensured he finished the 2020 season as world number one with fifth-place in the Fujisankei Classic on the Japan Golf Tour. It isn’t the first time he’s impressed in a professional field. He won the 2019 Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters.


The 2018 Asia Pacific Amateur Championship winner first became world number one in August last year. He became the first Japanese player since Hideki Matsuyama to assume the world number one position. However, Matsuyama never won the Mark H McCormack Medal.


Ford finishes with a flourish


American David Ford is 94 places better off this week in 244th spot after winning The Junior PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Ford opened with rounds of 72 and 73, then closed with a 66 to post a 211 total and run out a two-shot winner.


O’Keefe masters Munster field


Ireland’s Peter O’Keefe put on a putting performance over the final two rounds of the Munster Stroke Play Championship at Cork Golf Club to win by seven shots. After recording consecutive rounds of 70, the member of Douglas Golf Club closed with 66 and 68 for a 14-under 274. He jumps 38 spots to 104th.


Top 20 movers


Germany’s Matthias Schmid moves into the top 20 for the first time with a two-ranking move to 19th. There are no new top 50 players this week.


Biggest ranking improvement


Jaime Ravina Fernandez of Spain is the most improved player. He climbs 951 positions to 5,350th after finishing runner-up in the Copa Club de Campo Sojuela.

The Women

Performances of the week

Consistency pays off for Frydlova


After two third places finishes in recent weeks, consistency paid off for Kristyna Frydlova of the Czech Republic when she won the Czech Amateur Tour 3 tournament. The University of Miami player warmed up for her first win of 2020 by finishing third in the Czech Amateur Tour 1 and Czech International Amateur Championship. However, there was no stopping her this time around. Consistent scores of 70, 71 and 70 gave her a 54-hole total of 211 and a four-shot win. She jumps 12 spots on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 183rd.


Win takes Hsu to new heights


Huai-Chien Hsu of Taipei achieves a personal best with a move of 41 places to 630th by winning the National Fall Tournament in her homeland. Hsu picked up her second victory of the year after the Golf Series-May(S) when she bettered the field by four shots. Rounds of 73, 74, 74 and 73 gave her a 294 aggregate.


Cattaneo doubles up in Mattone d'Oro


Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo won her second tournament in four weeks when she added victory in the Mattone d'Oro to the Italian National Championship Cadette she won last month. The difference this time around was that Cattaneo came out tops in a stroke play event as opposed to match play. She compiled rounds of 75, 69 and 73 for a 217 tally to outpace the field by eight shots. She makes a 12-ranking improvement to 622nd.


Top 20 movers


Thailand’s Jaravee Boonchant makes a one-ranking move to 20th in a week with no new top 50 players.


Biggest ranking improvement


Spain’s Maria Castillo soars 1,155 positions to 1,522nd to take the honour as the week’s biggest mover.


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