The Men

Performances of the week

Cooper breaks through at Windon

 

American Davis Cooper soars up this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking® following victory in the Windon Memorial at Lakeshore Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois. The University of Kansas player sandwiched a second-round 70 between a pair of 67s for a 9-under-par total to take his first title in his second season of college golf by two shots. He betters his previous career best of 1,826th by climbing 1,034 positions to 807th.

 

Fitzpatrick and Brennan paint Old Town red

 

Wake Forest teammates Michael Brennan and Alex Fitzpatrick were inseparable at the conclusion of the Old Town Collegiate at the Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The pair stated their intentions early with respective rounds of 62 and 64. Their 12-under 198 aggregates gave them a two-shot advantage over the field. Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player Fitzpatrick enhances his status as world number four, while Brennan improves 11 places to a high of 55th.

 

Mid-Amateur win moves Hagestad into top 10

 

Three-time U.S. Walker Cup player Stewart Hagestad survived a late comeback from countryman Mark Costanza to win his second U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in five years. Hagestad was seven holes up at one point in the morning 18-hole session at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Siasconset, Massachusetts, and five ahead at lunch. Costanza got within one hole of the 2016 champion before eventually losing 2&1. Hagestad moves back into the top 10 with a four-ranking rise to ninth, with Costanza advancing 120 spots to a high of 221st.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Bo Jin of China makes a three-ranking rise to 18th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Japan’s Riki Kawamoto reaches a career high of 31st with a move of 20 positions after upsetting the professionals to win the TI Challenge in Tojo no Mori in his homeland.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Thomas Jenkins of the United States shoots 2,843 rankings up the table to a high of 1,669 with a 15th place finish in the Sonoma State Men’s Invite.

The Women

Performances of the week

McGinty makes Oklahoma State breakthrough

 

Caley McGinty didn’t take long to adapt to life at Oklahoma State University following two seasons at Kent State. McGinty won in just her second start for her new team, taking the Schooner Fall Classic after finishing third in her previous tournament. McGinty, who made her Curtis Cup debut and helped England win the European Ladies Team Championship this summer, returned scores of 67, 67 and 68 at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma for an 8-under 202 total and a four-shot victory. She reaches a high of 35th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® with a nine-place rise.

 

Zhang strengthens number one status

 

Rose Zhang proved yet again why she’s the world’s number one amateur with a three-shot victory in The Molly Collegiate Invitational in her debut college tournament for Stanford University. Zhang scored 73, 72 and 68 at the Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Courses in Seaside, California to post a 3-under 213 aggregate, the only score under par.

 

Moodley goes from last to first

 

Kaiyuree Moodley of South Africa continues the theme of first victories. The University of Charlotte player earned a one-shot victory in the Bryan National Collegiate. The Johannesburg native recorded a 7-under 209 with scores of 68, 71 and 70 around Bryan Park Champions Course in Browns Summit, North Carolina. The victory is notable considering Moodley recently finished last in her debut event for the Charlotte. She climbs 451 spots to a personal best of 468th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Korea’s Bang Shin Sil and Karen Fredgaard of Denmark take over the 19th and 20th positions with three-ranking rises.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Isabella Fierro of Mexico and Colombia’s Valery Plata also make three position moves to respective rankings of 48th and 49th. Switzerland’s Caroline Sturdza takes over 50th spot with a move of 14 places.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Japan’s Seri Masuda jumps 1,155 rankings to a high of 862nd by finishing 56th among the professionals in the 48th Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open on the Japan LPGA Tour.

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