The Men

Performances of the week

Aberg regains Swedish number one spot

 

Ludvig Aberg returns to his previous position as Sweden’s number one player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after winning the Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia. The Texas Tech student holed a seven-foot birdie putt on the final green to break out of a four-way tie for the lead. Rounds of 72, 70 and 72 gave Aberg a 2-under 214 total and a one-shot victory over England’s Alex Fitzpatrick, and Americans Cole Hammer and Davis Thompson.

 

Aberg climbs seven places to 10th to bypass 12th ranked Vincent Norrman as Sweden’s top player. Norrman took the number one spot last week after winning the Timuquana Collegiate.

 

Fitzpatrick advances six positions to a personal best 26th. Former number one Hammer moves three places to 19th, while Thompson, also a former number one, strengthens his grasp on the number two ranking behind Japan’s Keita Nakajima.

 

Puig makes it two wins out of two

 

Spain’s David Puig won his second straight tournament when he added the Amer Ari Invitational title to the Southwestern Invitational he won last week. Puig’s 13-under 203 total after scoring 67, 68 and 68 over Hapuna Golf Course in Hawaii helped him to a four-shot victory. He attains his highest status with a four-ranking jump to 15th.

 

Gabrelcik hits heights with Sea Best win

 

American Nicholas Gabrelcik breaks inside the top 250 for the first time with victory in the Sea Best Invitational at the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The University of North Florida student ran out a one-shot winner with a 3-under 207 aggregate. He climbs 120 spots to 236th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Cole Hammer is the only new top 20 player.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Australia’s Jack Thompson moves back inside the world top 50 with a five-ranking improvement to 47th. Casey Jarvis of South Africa breaks into the top 50 for the first time by moving four places to 49th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Saudi Arabia’s Faisal Salhab advances 1,270 positions to 2,528th after his appearance in the Saudi International, where he missed the cut.

The Women

Performances of the week

Fredgaard becomes Danish number two

 

Karen Fredgaard is the new Danish number two. The University of Houston student moves 56 places on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 65th, two places behind Danish number one Amalie Leth-Nissen, with victory in the UCF Challenge. Rounds of 70, 67 and 72 for a 7-under 209 tally at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida gave her a two-shot victory.

 

Ireland’s Lauren Walsh, a Wake Forest player, finished in second spot to climb 10 places to 31st. She improves her hold on the Ireland number two spot behind 17th ranked Olivia Mehaffey.

 

Karg soars with SMU victory

 

Hannah-Leonie Karg of Germany soars 493 positions on this week’s table to 495th, her highest ranking, by winning the SMU Trinity Forest Invitation at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Karg, who plays college golf for Baylor University, compiled rounds of 72, 71 and 68 to post a 5-under 211. It earned her a one-shot victory over Sweden’s Maja Stark of Oklahoma State. Stark remains the world’s eighth ranked player, and Swedish number three behind Linn Grant and Ingrid Lindblad, the respective world number two and three players.

 

Top 50 movers

 

England’s Annabell Fuller and Sae Ogura of Japan join the half century in a week with no new top 20 players. Fuller, the reigning English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play champion, rises five places to 46th. Ogura reaches the top 50 for the first time with a three-ranking rise to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Ya-An Yang of Taipei is the most improved player. She climbs 622 positions to 2,571st following victory in the Golf Series - February (S) in her homeland.

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