The Men

Performance of the week

Currius breaks into top 50 with Madrid win

 

David Puig Currius of Spain racked up his third victory of 2019 by winning the Campeonato Abierto de Madrid. He defeated compatriot Sergio Parriego Cornejo in a playoff after the pair tied on 288. Currius, who warmed up for his Madrid win by finishing ninth in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, climbs 13 places on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM to 49th. Cornejo improves 104 spots to 585th.

 

Manzoni edges Broadhurst in Southeast Regional

 

Italy’s Giovanni Manzoni was declared winner over England’s Sam Broadhurst courtesy of a better scorecard after the pair finished deadlocked in the NCAA D2 South - South East Region Championship. They tied on 3-under 213 totals, one shot ahead of the field, but Manzoni was awarded the title in a scorecard playoff. Manzoni, a student at Lynn University, advances 28 places to 244th. Lincoln Memorial student Broadhurst, son of European Ryder Cup player Paul Broadhurst, is 68 spots better off in 595th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

David Puig Currius of Spain is the only new top 50 player in a week with no entries into the top 20.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Colombia’s Mateo Suarez is this week’s most improved player. He jumps 1,581 positions to world number 3,773 after finishing runner up in the Torneo Amateur II in Honduras. Suarez lost in the final to Honduran Juan Carlos Milla, who climbs 1,362 places to 3,818th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Tavatanakit defends East Lansing title

 

Paphangkorn Tavatanakit’s successful defence of the NCAA East Lansing Regional strengthens the Thai player’s status as World Amateur Golf RankingTM number two. The UCLA player sandwiched a second-round, 6-under-par 66 between two 71s to post an 8-under-par 208 total. She won by four shots.

 

Chang wins Cle Elum to reach career high

 

American Jennifer Chang reaches a career high of 23rd after a one-shot victory in the NCAA Cle Elum Regional. Chang’s 205 total after rounds of 70, 67 and 68 gave her an 11-under 205 aggregate. The University of South California student moves four rankings.

 

Kim continues fine form to win Auburn Regional

 

Auston Kim’s victory in the NCAA Auburn Regional came as no surprise after a start to 2019 that had produced two seconds and a third-place finish. The Vanderbilt student was a model of consistency, returning three rounds of 70, 2-under, for a 6-under 210 total. She advances 61 positions to 43rd, her highest WAGR status.

 

Mehaffey and Milligan share Norman conquest

 

Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey and American Kaitlin Milligan won the NCAA Norman Regional after posting 8-under par 208 totals, three shots better than the field. Arizona State student Mehaffey solidifies her grip on the 17th ranking, while Milligan is 65 places better off in 152nd.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Thailand’s Pimnipa Panthong is the only new top 20 player with a three-ranking rise to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Belgian Clarisse Louis and Ayaka Furue of Japan join Auston Kim in the top 50. Louis improves 12 places to 46th, while Furue advances five spots to 47th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Italy’s Matilde Innocenti Angelini jumps 517 rankings to 938th after a fourth-place finish in the Italian U18 Trofeo Silvio Marazza.

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