The Men

Performances of the week

Highsmith rides record win into top 20


Joe Highsmith of the United States moves into the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 20 for the first time with a record-breaking victory in the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Rounds of 63, 65 and 69 for a 19-under-par total at the Golf Club of Georgia set a new tournament record for most under par, breaking the old 54-hole record by four shots. That was also the margin of victory over world number four Alex Fitzpatrick. The Pepperdine University student climbs 12 positions to 14th, while Englishman Fitzpatrick strengthens his number four ranking


Hunt hits heights with maiden win


Canada’s Piercen Hunt reaches his highest position on the WAGR table after claiming his first victory in college golf. Hunt, who attends the University of Illinois, ran out a one-shot winner of the Isleworth Collegiate at Isleworth Country Club in Windermere, Florida. He sandwiched a second-round 73 between a pair of 68s to record a 7-under 209 tally. Hunt pushes 211 places up the world order to 248th.


Jackson, Fernandez de Oliveira share Stephens Cup


Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira of Argentina and American Palmer Jackson proved inseparable in the Jackson T. Stephens Cup at The Alotian Club in Roland, Arkansas. They matched 2-under-par 70s for all three rounds to share the title with 6-under 210 aggregates. University of Arkansas student Fernandez de Oliveira reaches a new high with a nine-ranking jump to 32nd, while Notre Dame player Jackson is 20 spots better off in 86th.


Top 20 movers


Highsmith is the only new top 20 player.


Top 50 movers


American David Ford advances three rankings to 49th.


Biggest ranking improvement


Ireland’s Steven Graham takes that honour by climbing 1,741 rankings to a career-best 4,244th with a fourth-place finish in the Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Donegal Golf Club.


The Women

Performances of the week

Lindblad becomes world number two


Ingrid Lindblad of Sweden is the new World Amateur Golf Ranking® number two after she and Spaniard Carla Tejedo led Louisiana State University to victory in the Jackson T. Stephens Cup at The Alotian Club in Roland, Arkansas. The LSU teammates spearheaded their team to an eight-shot victory with matching 1-over-par 217 totals, two shots better than teammate Latanna Stone. Lindblad rises one spot to take her place behind Rose Zhang, with Rachel Heck dropping to third. Tejedo moves back inside the top 80 with a 33-ranking rise to 80th, while Stone is six positions higher in 54th.


McGinty doubles up in Jim West


Caley McGinty moves into the top 30 for the first time after recording her second straight victory for Oklahoma State University. The leading English player on the WAGR table added the Jim West Challenge to her recent Schooner Fall Classic win. McGinty returned three sub-70 scores (65, 67 and 69) in her 15-under-par aggregate at Kissing Tree Golf Club in San Marcos, Texas. It gave her a two shot victory and moves her 11 places to 24th.


Baete hits the jackpot at the Sands


Kirsten Baete of the United States reaches a personal best position of 776th with a 187-ranking move after winning the White Sands Invitational at the Ocean Club Golf Course in the Bahamas. A closing level-par 72 followed opening rounds of 67 to give Baete a 10-under 206 tally and a one-shot victory.


Top 20 movers


Ireland’s Lauren Walsh is back in the top 20. The Curtis Cup player rises two spots to 19th.


Top 50 movers


Isabella Fierro of Mexico and Megan Schofill of the United States join the top half century. Fierro climbs six positions to 47th, while Schofill edges up one place to 50th.


Biggest ranking improvement


Victory in the Elite Series #1 in the United States helps Japan’s Sakurako Tanaka jump 798 places to 935th.

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