The Men

Performances of the week

Easley Masters Monroe Invitational


CJ Easley advances 144 positions to 217th on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® after a peerless performance in the Monroe Invitational. Easley, who plays college golf at Auburn University, won the 80th edition of the Monroe event at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, New York. The Mississippi native went round the par-70, Donald Ross-designed course with scores of 69, 66, 67 and 66, the only player to break par in every round, for a 12-under 268. It gave him a five-shot victory and takes him to a new high on the WAGR table.


Hitchner overcomes nine-stroke deficit to win Trans-Miss


Derek Hitchner didn’t let a nine-stroke deficit heading into the final round of the Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship stand between himself and trophy. The Minneapolis resident returned a closing 67, 4-under-par, to reach 7-under 277 and force a playoff with 54-hole leader Derek Busby. Hitchner won at the second extra hole to reach a personal ranking best of 141st with a move of 57 rankings. Busby is 76 spots higher in 148th.


Gough powers to Palmetto win


John Gough powered his way to victory in the Palmetto Amateur with a closing 3-under-par 67. The native of Slough, England, finished the tournament at 9-under 271 to win by five shots. He advances 58 places to 211th.


Top 50 movers


Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty and Hugo Townsend join the top 50 in a week with no entries into the top 20. Walker Cup player Rafferty, medallist in the 2017 Amateur Championship, makes a 10-ranking rise to 49th. Townsend moves to 50th place with a moves of seven spots.


Biggest ranking improvement


Claes Nikell‘s victory in the Swedish International Mid-Am Championship (25+) takes him 1,466 positions to 5,335th.

The Women

Performances of the week

McMyler takes Texas Am in playoff


Emma McMyler reaches her highest position on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after winning the Women's Texas Amateur Championship. The San Antonio native won the title at River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth by defeating Meagan Winans at the first extra hole, after 18 holes failed to separate the pair in the match play final. McMyler adds her name to a trophy that features legendary players Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Betty Jameson, Betsy Rawls, and Sandra Haynie. The Xavier University student climbs 132 positions to 433rd. Winans advances 107 spots to 496th.


Consistency pays off for Falcher


France’s Emma Falcher moves into the WAGR top 900 for the first time following a one-stroke victory over compatriot Candice Mahe in the Grand Prix De Chiberta at Golf de Chiberta just North of Biarritz. Falcher was a model of consistency with rounds of 72, 69, 70 and 70 for a 281 aggregate. She climbs 181 places to 880th, while Mahe advances nine rankings to 392nd.


Rivers impresses in North and South


Canada’s Brooke Rivers jumps 113 spots to 591st after an impressive two-shot victory in the prestigious North and South Junior Amateur in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The Brampton, Ontario native finished on 8-under 208 thanks to scores of 68, 70 and 70.


Biggest ranking improvement


Korea’s Ji Won Ko soars 1,028 positions to 351st, a personal best ranking, by finishing 37th among the professionals in the DAEBO hausD Open on the Korean LPGA Tour. There are no new top 20 or 50 players this week.

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