The Men

Performances of the week

Puig makes top 20 return with Southwestern win

 

Spain’s David Puig Currius moves back into World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 20 after an emphatic victory in the Southwestern Invitational at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, California. The Arizona State student sandwiched a second round 66 between two 70s to post a 10-under-par 206. He won by nine shots to set a new tournament record for margin of victory.

 

Puig climbs 12 places to 19th to become Spanish number two behind third ranked Eduard Rousaud Sabate.

 

Norman becomes Swedish number one

 

Vincent Norman is the new Swedish number one thanks to winning the Timuquana Collegiate. Norman, a Florida State student, put together three sub-70 rounds – 68, 66 and 69 – at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida for a 13-under 203 total. The one-shot victory sees Norman jump seven spots to 12th, his highest position. He leapfrogs world number 17 Ludvig Aberg to become Sweden’s top ranked player.

 

Reeves hits high in Arizona

 

American Brad Reeves turned up for the Arizona Intercollegiate as the world’s 496th ranked player. A two-shot victory after 4-under 209 takes the University of Arizona player into the top 300 for the first time with a rise of 200 spots to 296th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

McClure Meissner of the United States joins Puig in the top 20 with a three-ranking move to 18th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Americans Noah Goodwin and Luke Potter move into the top half century. Goodwin advances 15 positions to 43rd after sharing third place in the Southwestern Invitational. Potter is four places better off in 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Youssef Guezzale takes that honour. The American jumps 1,446 rankings to 1,127th after finishing equal third on the Southwestern Invitational

The Women

Performances of the week

Kim doubles up in NSW Amateur

 

Australian Grace Kim moves up one spot on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after winning the NSW Amateur for the second consecutive year. In the testing weather conditions that plagued Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club near of Sydney, the member of Avondale Golf Club defeated compatriot Belinda Ji 7&6. Kim, who also won the Avondale Medal last year, is now the world’s 56th best player. She remains the Australian number three behind world number six Gabriela Ruffels, and 54th ranked Cassie Porter.

 

Cabanillas reaches personal best with Copa de Oro win

 

Victory in the Copa de Oro for the second year in a row takes Maria Cabanillas of Argentina into the top 1,100 for the first time. Cabanillas opened with a 66 at Club Mar del Plata in Los Acantilados, added a 70, and then hung to win by a shot despite a closing 78 for a 214 total. The native of San Martin de Los Andes climbs 219 positions to 1,096th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Hsin-Yu Lu of Taipei moves back into the top 50 by edging up one place to occupy 50th spot in a week with no new top 20 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Australian Claire Shin makes the biggest move with a jump of 375 positions to a career high 1,669 thanks to reaching the semi-finals of the NSW Amateur. Chin lost to 2&1 to eventual winner Grace Kim.

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