The Men

Performance of the week

Gordon cracks top 50 with Tavistock victory

 

William Gordon of the United States breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 50 after victory in the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Florida. Vanderbilt University student Gordon returned scores of 64, 70 and 66 for a 16-under 200. He finished four shots ahead of countryman Brandon Mancheno of Auburn University. Gordon climbs 30 places to 42nd, while Mancheno joins him in the top 50 with a 19-ranking rise to 49th.

 

Feagler finds rarefied air in Royal Oaks

 

Clay Feagler found himself in rarefied territory when he finished joint leader of the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. The Pepperdine University player returned a tournament low 4-under-66 in the final round to post a 4-under 206 total. He tied Oklahoma State pair and world top five players Victor Hovland and Matthew Wolff.  Feagler jumps 57 rankings to 140th, while Hovland and Wolff strengthen their status as the world’s fourth and fifth players respectively.

 

Rousaud reigns outside Spain

 

Spaniard Eduard Rousaud climbs 45 positions to 112th after finishing low individual in the European Men’s Club Trophy at the Golf du Medoc Resort in France. Rousaud ran out a one-shot winner with an 8-under 205 aggregate.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Australia’s Zach Murray joins the top 20 with a 13-ranking rise to 19th, his highest WAGR status.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Gordon and Mancheno are the only players to breach the top 50 following their Tavistock Collegiate Invitational performances.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Grant Sutliff takes that honour with a jump of 1,142 positions to 2,523rd following 14th place in the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Vu regains number one spot

 

Lilia Vu goes back to the top of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM by replacing Jennifer Kupcho in their seesaw battel at the top of the world order. Vu has won four times in 2018, and recorded six other top finishes. Kupcho replaces Vu as the world’s number two player.

 

Performances of the week

 

Consistent Carta earns second win

 

Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta was a model of consistency as she captured her second college title. The Duke University player posted three level par 72s to share the Landfall Tradition with teammate Gina Kim. It is Carta’s second career college victory following the 2016 NCAA Championship. First year student Kim earns her debut college win. Carta moves 28 places to world number 65, while Kim is 13 places higher at 52nd following an 18-ranking rise.

 

Three shares spoils in Palmetto

 

Nothing separated Austria’s Clarissa von Stosch and Americans Emily Hawkins and Victoria Huskey at the conclusion of the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island. They shared the title after finishing on  4-under 212. Campbell University student Hawkins returned a closing 5-under 67. College of Charleston players Von Stosch and Huskey helped Charleston take the team title. Huskey jumps 116 places to 413th. Hawkins moves to 559th, a 125-ranking rise, while teammate Von Stosch climbs 318 spots to 1,174.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Germany’s Leonie Harm is the only new top 20 player with a move of four positions to 18th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Stephanie Lau assumes her highest position on the WAGR table with a one-ranking improvement to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Minami Takaku of Japan is the most improved player following eighth in the Mitsubishi Electric/Hisako Higuchi Ladies Golf tournament. She is 690 rankings better off this week in 725th spot.

 

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