The Men

Performance of the week

Wolff leads pack to claim NCAA title

 

Matthew Wolff becomes the second highest ranked player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the NCAA Division I individual title. The Oklahoma State student returned scores of 73, 66, 70 and 69 over the 7,550 yard, par 72 Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville Arkansas for a 10-under 278 total. It gave him a five shot-victory over fellow American Steven Fisk. Wolff makes a two-ranking move to edge closer to teammate Viktor Hovland. Fisk joins the top 10 by climbing 15 places to 10th.

 

Schmidt makes Brabazon Trophy history

 

England’s Benjamin Schmidt became the youngest Brabazon Trophy winner with a five-shot victory at Alwoodley Golf Club in Leeds. The 16-year-old replaces Sandy Lyle as youngest winner of the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. Lyle was 17 when he won in 1977. Schmidt fashioned four sub 70 rounds (69, 64, 69 and 69) over the Dr Alister MacKenzie designed layout for a 13-under 271. Fellow Englishman Harry Hall placed second. Schmidt soars 1,416 places to 142nd, while Hall is 25 positions better off in 83rd.

 

Mouw enters top 50 with Thunderbird win

 

William Mouw climbs 33 rankings to 47th with a four-shot victory in the Thunderbird International Junior at Greyhawk Golf Club in Arizona. The Chino, California resident built his victory on an opening 5-under-par 65, he added further rounds of 71 and 73 for a 1-under 209 aggregate.

 

 

Top 20 movers

 

Spain’s Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto makes a three-ranking move to 19th, while Maximilian Steinlechner of Austrian is 10 rankings higher at 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen of Denmark and Sweden’s Albin Bergstrom climb three places to 49th and 50th respectively to join Mouw in the top 50.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Korea’s Taehoon Song takes that honour, with a jump of 1,455 positions to 3,280th after third place in the Corey Pavin Invitational and fifth in the Thunderbird International.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Lee takes over as world number one

 

Andrea Lee is the new number one player on the move on World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The U.S. player assumes the position with a move of three places after Jennifer Kupcho, Maria Fassi and Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, previously the respective number one, two and three players, turned professional. Lee is a student at Stanford University and a two time U.S. Curtis Cup team player (2016 and 2018). Sweden’s Frida Kinhult becomes world number two, with Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela moving into third spot.

  

Paltrinieri joins top 35 with German victory

 

Emilie Paltrinieri makes a 17-ranking move to 34th by winning the German Girls Open Championship. Paltrinieri won by a shot after posting an 11-under 209 total after scores of 68, 71 and 70.

 

MacGarvie rules St Rule

 

Scotland’s Hazel MacGarvie jumps to 237th from last week’s position at 298th courtesy of winning the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews. The Royal Troon member scored 68, 70 and 70 over the New and Old Courses to post an 18-under 208 aggregate. It gave the former Scottish Girl’s Champion a four-shot victory.

 

Melton stays level to win Thunderbird

 

Alexa Melton was the only player to finish on level par in the Thunderbird International Junior. She returned rounds of 72, 71 and 73 to finish on 216 to run out a two-shot winner. She climbs 18 places to 109th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Three players move into the top 20. American Jennifer Chang is five places higher at 16th. Thai players Jaravee Boonchant and Pimnipa Panthong make three and four place moves to 19th and 20th respectively.

 

Top 50 movers

 

France’s Candice Mahe and Maja Stark of Sweden assume the 49th and 50th rankings after advancing three spots.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Norwegian Mia Sandtorv Lussand jumps 791 positions to 617th after winning the Srixon Tour 3 Match in her homeland.

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