The Men

Performances of the week

Barrow breaks into top 200

 

England’s Callan Barrow breaks into the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 200 for the first time after winning the Scottish Men’s Open Championship. Barrow took a two-shot lead into the final round at Southerness Golf Club thanks to a third round 64. The former Manchester United youth team member played the front nine in two over par to be just one shot ahead of countryman James Wilson. That’s when Barrow’s putter took over.

 

Four birdies in his last seven holes saw Barrow close out the championship with a 2-under 67 and post a 15-under-par 261, good enough for a three shot victory. Barrow, runner-up in last year’s English Amateur, jumps 118 places to 156th. Runner-up Wilson improves 960 rankings to 527th.

 

Quintero becomes Venezuelan Match Play champion

 

Santiago Quintero enhances his status as Venezuela’s best player with victory in the Campeonato Nacional Match Play Championship at Caracas Country Club. Quintero defeated Virgilio Paz, Venezuelan number two, at the 19th hole. He climbs 24 places to a personal best of 111th. Paz also attains his highest ranking, moving six positions to 171st.

 

Sorensen prevails in Danish Match Play

 

Jonas Lykke Sorensen is the new Danish National Match Play champion after defeating Christian Gregersen in the DM Hulspil final at Langeso Golf Club. He also needed an extra hole to get his hands on the trophy. Sorensen advances 207 spots to a career best 1,264th, while Gregersen is 116 rankings better off in 1,445th, also his highest status.

 

Top 20 movers

 

China’s Yuxin Lin moves back into the top 20 by edging up one spot to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player Jake Bolton breaks into the top 50 players for the first time. The Englishman rise two places to 49th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Spain’s Oscar Sanchez Jubindo takes that honour by soaring 1,699 positions to 1,357th with his runner-up finish in the Campeonato de Canarias.

The Women

Performances of the week

Heck continues meteoric rise to world number 2

 

American Rachel Heck continues her rapid advance up the World Amateur Golf Ranking® after winning the individual title in the NCAA Womens Championship to cap one of the most memorable seasons in women’s college golf. The Stanford student’s victory was her sixth in nine starts in her first season, and her fifth straight.

 

Rounds of 69, 67, 70 and 74 gave her an 8-under 280 and a one-shot victory over Austria’s Emma Spitz of UCLA.

 

Heck, who set a college record with a 69.72 scoring average, is now the world’s second best player behind compatriot Rose Zhang with a move of four positions. She was 53rd in March. Austrian number one Spitz also reaches a career high, with a one-ranking rise to 10th.

 

Darling rules the St Rule

 

Scotland’s Hannah Darling pushes 183 places up the WAGR® table to 85th after an impressive three-shot victory in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews. The Broomieknowe Golf Club member sandwiched a 66 around scores of 71 to post a 18-under 208 to equal the record winning total.

 

Fiorellini edges closer to top 100

 

Francesca Fiorellini reaches a personal best of 101st with a six-ranking move by winning the Italian Ladies Match Play. Fiorellini defeated Alessia Mengoni 6&5 in the final. Mengoni climbs 211 places to 1,332nd.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Lei Ye of China advances six spots to 17th with third place in the NCAA Womens Championship.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Japanese players Haruka Kawasaki and Shuri Sakuma breach the top 50 for the first time. Kawasaki makes a 68-place rise to 29th after third place in the ECC Ladies Golf Tournament on the Japan LPGA Tour. Sakuma won the Kanto Women’s Amateur Championship and advances three positions to 49th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Sixty-sixth place among the professionals in the Japan LPGA’s Resort Trust Ladies event makes Japan’s Ayaka Tezuka the highest mover with a 906 ranking climb to 412th.

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