The Men

Performance of the week

Jackson’s five wins him Patriot All-America

 

Isaiah Jackson of the United States starts 2019 with a significant improvement in his World Amateur Golf RankingTM status by winning the Patriot All-America Invitational at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Jackson took the title thanks to a 5-under-par 205 total.

 

The University of Memphis student led wire to wire after returning scores of 67, 68 and 70 for a three-shot victory. He jumps to a career high of 565th by moving 319 places.

 

Consistency gives Romano Orange Bowl title

 

Andrea Romano was a model of consistency in winning the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl International tournament at Biltmore Golf Club in Coral Gables, Florida. The Italian was the only player to shoot 70 or better in all four rounds over the 7,064 yard, par 71 course. Scores of 70, 67, 66 and 69 gave him a 12-under 272 aggregate and a four-shot victory. He is 35 spots better off this week at world number 129.

 

Olkowski narrowly wins Saguaro Amateur

 

Only one shot separated Trevor Olkowski and Sean Carlon in the Saguaro Amateur, with Las Vegas native Olkowski eking out a one-shot win over his Albuquerque, New Mexico opponent. Rounds of 71, 67 and 70 gave Olkowski an 8-under-par 208 tally and helps him rise 213 positions to 406th, while Carlon moves 52 places to 521st.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Brandon Mancheno of the United States is the only new entry into top 50 with a two-ranking move to 49th. There are no new top 20 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Jarrod Johnson is the biggest riser with a jump of 2,102 positions to world number 3,677 following second place in the North American Junior Amateur AZ.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Go saves best for last in Philippine Amateur

 

Lois Kaye Go saved her best golf for the final round of Philippine Amateur Open Championship. After rounds of 71 and 74, Go returned a 1-under-par 70 to win her national title. It gave her a one-shot victory over compatriot Bianca Pagdanganan.

 

Go rises 20 positions on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 93rd. Pagdanganan moves 21 places to 64th.

 

Lang cruises to Junior Orange Bowl win

 

Nina Lang didn’t have to exert much energy in the final round to win the Junior Orange Bowl International at Biltmore Golf Club in Cora Gables, Florida. The German amateur built up a four-shot lead after scores of 72, 67 and 67. She had the luxury of returning a 1-over 72 in the final round to maintain her four-shot advantage. Lang leaps 104 positions to 1,125th as a result.

 

Guo rallies to win Orlando title

 

Sophie Guo rallied from a two-shot overnight deficit to win the Orlando International Amateur Championship. The Chinese player returned a final round 3-under 69 for a 4-under 212 total to overhaul Malaysia’s Ashley Lau Jen Wen by a shot. Guo jumps 93 places to 327th, while Lau Jen Wen moves 53 spots to 339th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

American Dylan Kim is the only new top 20 entry with a one-place move to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Yu-Chiang Hou of Taipei and Australian Robyn Choi join the top 50. Hou rises seven places to 44th, while Choi is two places better off in 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Jasmine Dae Ryeong Youn of Guatemala is the week’s most improved player with a jump of 572 positions to world number 1,873 after winning the Central American Junior Championship in Panama.

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