The Men

Performances of the week

Double delight at The Goodwin

 

Americans Sam Harned and Blake Hathcoat couldn’t be separated at the start and end of The Goodwin at Stanford Golf Course in California. Both opened with 7-under 63s, and both ended up posting 10-under 200s to be declared joint winners. It was good enough for a one-shot victory.

 

University of Nevada player Harned advances 122 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 156th. Hathcoat, a St Mary’s University student in California, moves into the top 300 for the first time with a 139-spot jump to 283rd

 

Bennett makes it two from three

 

Sam Bennett of the United States won his second tournament in his last three starts when he added the Old Waverly Collegiate to the Cabo Collegiate at TPC San Antonio he won at the beginning of March. This victory came from rounds of 69, 66 and 70. His 11-under 205 tally gave him a two-shot win. It also sees him reach a WAGR® high of 30th with a 28-ranking move.

 

Townsend states the case for Swedish men

 

Hugo Townsend proves there’s more to Swedish golf than four women currently in the top 10. He climbs to a personal best of 106th with a 61-place improvement by winning the Oregon Duck Invitational. The Boise State player put together scores of 71, 66 and 70 to post a 6-under 207 aggregate to win by two strokes.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Germany’s Matthias Schmid moves back into the top 20 with a one-ranking move to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Three players join Bennett in the top 50. Jackson Suber moves 12 places to 41st. Fellow American Kelly Chinn and South Africa’s Casey Jarvis are two spots better off in 50th and 49th respectively.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Michael Shears takes his first step into the top 900 with a jump of 1,454 positions to 862nd courtesy of fourth place in the Old Waverly Collegiate.

The Women

Performances of the week

Sim goes one better in PING/ASU Invitational

 

Scores in the 60s were hard to come by at the PING/ASU Invitational at Papago Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona, but Korea’s Kelly Sim managed one to help her win her second tournament as a Northwestern University student. Sim opened with a 3-under-par 69, added a 70 and closed with a 72 to post a 5-under 212 to go one shot better than a quartet of players that included world number two Linn Grant.

 

Sim climbs 75 places to a high of 110th on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking®. Grant continues her quest to replace Rose Zhang at the top of the WAGR® table.

 

Mcginty signals Curtis Cup intentions

 

England’s Caley Mcginty sent a message to the Curtis Cup selectors ahead of the match at Conwy Golf Club, Wales 26-28 August with an impressive victory in the Clemson Invitational. The Kent State student opened with a 6-under 66 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, South Carolina. She added a 73 before closing strongly with a 67. Her 10-under 206 gave her a four-shot win.

 

The Knowle Golf Club member is already in the Curtis Cup squad. A jump of 36 rankings to a personal-best of 75th enhances her hopes of a berth on the team.

 

Wallin warms up for ANWA with win

 

World number 10 Beatrice Wallin warmed up for this week’s Augusta National Women’s Amateur by winning the Pinetree Women's Collegiate. The Swede, who attends Florida State university, took the title by three shots thanks to a second round 65 to go with an opening 74 and closing 73 for a 4-under 215 aggregate.

 

Top 50 movers

 

American Rachel Heck moves 20 spots to 33rd with a second-place finish in the PING/ASU Invitational. There are no new top 20 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Haruka Kawasaki of Japan breaks into the top 2,000 for the first time with a jump of 503 positions to 1,792 after winning the JHGA Spring Championship 15-17 in her homeland.

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