The Men

Performances of the week

Schmid reaches new heights after European defence


Germany’s Matthias Schmid successfully defended his European Amateur Championship title when he ran out a three-shot winner at Zurich Golf & Country Club in Switzerland. Schmid, who will play in the 2021 Open Championship courtesy of his 2019 victory, scored 66, 71, 64 and 72 to post an 11-under 273 aggregate and deny countryman Nick Bachem the title. Schmid advances four positions to a personal best of 14th on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking®. Bachem is 116 places better off in 326th.  


Werbylo holds off teammate to take Tucker title


Trevor Werbylo climbs 12 spots to 51st after holding off University of Arizona teammate Bradley Reeves to win the Tucker Amateur in Arizona. Tucson resident Werbylo shot 66, 68 and 67 for a 15-under 201 and a one-shot victory over Reeves, who advances 99 positions to 646th.


Beechler saves best for last to win GCAA event


American AJ Beechler jumps 109 places to 690th thanks to a closing 65 in the GCAA Amateur Series - North Carolina. Previous rounds of 72 and 68 meant Beechler’s 205 total over Pinehurst’s Number 6 course was good enough for a three-shot victory.


Top 20 movers


Ludvig Aberg of Sweden moves back into the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th.


Top 50 movers


American Noah Norton is the only new top 50 player. Norton, winner of this year’s Patriot All-America Invitational, climbs eight places to 46th, one spot outside his best status.  


Biggest ranking improvement


Garrett Boe takes that honour this week. The U.S. player soars 1,066 positions to a personal best of 5,197th by finishing third in the Northern California Open Championship.

The Women

Performances of the week

Echeverria underlines status with Hoover win


Pilar Echeverria proved why she’s Guatemala’s highest ranked player with a two-shot victory in the Hoover Invitational. The University of Indianapolis student returned scores of 71, 72 and 70 around Hoover Country Club in Hoover, Alabama for a 3-under 213 total. She jumps 15 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 127th.


Smith and Vavrova inseparable in Colorado


Katherine Smith of the United States and Slovakia’s Michaela Vavrova proved inseparable at the conclusion of the GCAA Amateur Series – Colorado at Fort Collins Country Club. They were declared joint winners after tying on 54-hole 215 totals. Smith is the world’s 139th best player, while Vavrova rises 116 places to 1,374th.


Park dominates Katherine Kirk


Australia’s Hyejun Park was simply unstoppable in winning the Katherine Kirk Classic at Maroochy River Golf Club in Bli Bli, Queensland. Park opened with a 65 to be tied for the lead, but a second round 62 meant she would have no challengers in the final round. She successfully defended her title with a final round 71 for an eight-shot win. Her 198 total was the only score under 200. Park is the world’s 97th ranked player.


Top 50 movers


France’s Agathe Laisne and Amalie Leth-Nissen of Denmark are the only two new top 50 players in a week with no new top 20 entries. Laisne climbs 20 positions to 33rd after defeating a professional field to win the Lavaux Ladies Open in Switzerland, her third victory in her last four individual tournaments. Leth-Nissen makes a four-ranking move to 48th.


Biggest ranking improvement


Sweden’s Mathilda Orring attains her highest WAGR® position with a jump of 662 rankings to 1,268th following victory in the Teen Tour Final in her homeland.

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