The Men

Performances of the week

Bling back in top 50 with Pacific Coast win


Devon Bling moves back into the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 50 after he survived a five-man playoff to win the Pacific Coast Amateur at Chambers Bay Golf Club. Bling defeated fellow Americans Sam Choi, Dylan Menante, Joe Highsmith and Walker Lee at the fifth extra hole of the 2015 U.S. Open venue after they finished on 12-under 272. Bling climbs 51 places to 46th. Choi rises three spots to 11th. Menante is two places higher in 16th. Highsmith moves to 27th from 36th. Lee improves 32 positions to 102nd.


Dunlap makes U.S. Junior history


Nicholas Dunlap made history in the U.S. Junior Championship by becoming the first native of Alabama to win the prestigious title when he defeated Cohen Trolio of Mississippi 3&2 in the scheduled 36-hole final at the Country Club of North Carolina. Dunlap, who earns a spot in next year’s U.S. Open Championship, climbs 288 positions to 499th. Trolio rises 65 places to 179th.


Christensen takes German title


Tiger Christensen reaches a high of 685th, a 361-ranking jump, following victory in the German International Amateur Championship. He defeated Jerry Ji of The Netherlands in a playoff after they finished on 268. Ji breaks into the top 60 with a 14-place move to 55th.


Top 20 movers


Ryan Hall of the United States and Thai player Puwit Anupansuebsai move to 17th and 20th with respective moves of four and three positions.


Top 50 movers


Three players join Bling in the top 50. Fellow Americans Andrew Kozan and Luke Potter are five and 10 places better off in 48th and 49th spots. Austrian Karl Vilips takes over the 50th ranking with a four-place move.


Biggest ranking improvement


Ireland’s T J Ford takes that honour with victory in the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch with a 5&4 victory over countryman Alan Fahy. Ford soars 1,624 positions to a high of 1,474th, while Fahy is 103 places better off in 380th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Lindblad crowned Queen of Europe


Ingrid Lindblad moves to fourth on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® with a one-ranking move following victory in the European Ladies' Amateur Championship at Royal Park Golf Club in Roveri, Italy. The Swede, who has been as high as world number two, took the title by three shots thanks to scores of 71, 69, 69 and 67 for a 12-under-par 276. It is Lindblad’s third victory of 2021, following two wins in American college golf for Louisiana State University.


Borelli upsets form book to win California Amateur


Annika Borrelli pushes 177 places up this week’s table to 534th after winning her state title, the California Women's Amateur Championship. The Alamo native entered the final at Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights 642 rankings behind Sophie Guo of Irvine, California, yet walked off with the trophy after a 3&2 victory.  Guo’s consolation is a move of seven places to 62nd.


Briem hits heights in Young Masters


Helen Briem of Germany reaches a personal best position of 369th after a 130-ranking move with victory in the European Young Masters at Vierumäki Golf Club in Finland. A closing 65 for a 54-hole 205 total gave Briem a two-shot victory


Top 20 movers


Carolina Lopez-Chacarra Coto of Spain enters the top 20 for the first time by edging up two places to 20th after a sixth-place finish in the European Ladies' Amateur Championship.


Top 50 movers


Germany’s Alexandra Forsterling and Meja Ortengren of Sweden take their first steps into the WAGR top half century thanks to strong performances in the European Ladies' Amateur Championship. Forsterling’s runner-up finish sees her make a 19-ranking jump to 38th. Ortengren advances seven spots to 44th.


Biggest ranking improvement


Sixth place in the Hungarian Amateur Open Championship sees Slovakia’s Petra Babicova attain her highest position with a jump of 918 places to 632nd.

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