The Men

Performances of the week

Pinto peaks early to win SEC Championship

 

Argentina’s Segundo Pinto becomes the 102nd ranked player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® with a jump of 74 positions after peaking early to win the SEC Championship at Sea Island Golf Club on St Simons Island, Georgia. The University of Arkansas student opened with a 6-under 64, the low round of the tournament. Further rounds of 72 and 68 gave him a 6-under 204 aggregate and a two-shot victory. Pinto achieves his best WAGR® position.

 

Fountain overflows in ACC Championship

 

Peter Fountain of the United States also attains his highest ranking following a one-shot win in the ACC Men's Golf Championship at Capital City Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Fountain, who attends the University of North Carolina, returned scores of 71, a tournament low 63 and 66 for a 10-under 200 total. He jumps 72 places to 60th.

 

Surratt upsets form book to win Terra Cotta

 

American Caleb Surratt entered the Terra Cotta Invitational at Naples National Golf Club in Florida as the 1,066th ranked player. He left headed for an improvement of 612 rankings to 454th, a personal best, after he was the only player to break par for 54 holes. Surratt ran out a three-shot winner with rounds of 69, 72 and 72 for a 3-under 213 aggregate.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Two-time U.S. Walker Cup player Stewart Hagestad is 10 places better off in 14th thanks to fifth place in the Terra Cotta Invitational. Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty, who played against Hagestad in the 2019 Walker Cup, edges up one spot to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Joint first place in the Ping Cougar Classic helps Sweden’s Tim Widing rise 20 places to 44th, while U.S. player Ryan Hall makes a one-place move to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Kosei Takeyama’s 16th place finish among the professionals in the Kansai Open Golf Championship on the Japan Golf Tour sees him soar 1,957 rankings to a high of 3,883rd.

The Women

Performances of the week

Heck moves into world top 10

 

Victory in the Pac-12 Women's Championship sees Rachel Heck of the United States move into the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 10 for the first time. The Stanford student won by two shots thanks to a 7-under par 206 total after rounds of 68, 69 and 69, the only player to break 70 all three rounds. Her second consecutive victory following last week’s triumph in the Fresno State Classic, her third 2021 win, moves her 10 places to ninth.

 

Dumez makes Texas Tech history

 

It didn’t take France’s Gala Dumez long to break into Texas Tech University record books. The first-year student won the Big 12 Women's Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas to become the first Texas Tech woman golfer to win the individual title in the Big 12. Rounds of 69, 66 and 67 for a 14-under 202 saw her hold off world number six Maja Stark of Oklahoma State by two shots. Dumez achieves her highest WAGR® status with a climb of 138 places to 266th.

 

Smith shifts into high gear to win Big Ten

 

Kate Smith of the United States was cruising along after two rounds of the Big Ten Championship at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio when she shifted into high gear. Opening scores of 72 and 71 saw her tied for eighth place heading into the final round. She then ran away with the title with an 8-under-par 64, the low round of the tournament. Her 9-under 207 gave her a three-shot victory. It also sees her reach a personal best on the WAGR® table 28-position advance to 103rd.

 

Top 50 movers

 

There are no new top 20 movers, while Korea’s Jeong Hyun Lee makes an eight-ranking movement to 43rd.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Shiho Kuwaki of Japan breaks into the top 350 for the first time with jump of 768 places to 342nd with a 46th place finish in the 39th Fujisankei Ladies Classic on the Japan LPGA Tour.

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