The Men

Performance of the week

Burnage boosts Walker Cup hopes

 

Jake Burnage took a step closer to a place in this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team by winning the St Andrews Links Trophy. The 23-year-old Englishman began the final round three shots off the lead, but played the Old Course’s back nine in three under courtesy of a birdie at the 10th and an eagle at the par-5 14th. It helped him shoot 69 to finish on 268, 20 under par, to win by one shot. Burnage, who is already a member of the Walker Cup squad, climbs 60 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM

to 65th, his highest WAGR position.

 

Mueller-Baumgart joins top 10 with Spanish double

 

Spain’s Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart moves 12 positions to world number 10 after adding the Spanish Amateur Championship to the Spanish Under-18 Championship he won in March. Rounds of 71, 73, 71 and 71 gave Mueller-Baumgart a 286 aggregate and a one-shot victory.  He becomes Spanish number one by leapfrogging 19th ranked Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto.

 

Mancheno joins top 50 with Dogwood win

 

Brandon Mancheno of the United States rode a pair of closing 65s to win the Dogwood Invitational. After opening with rounds of 69 and 68, the Auburn student posted consecutive 65s to record a one-shot victory with a 21-under 267 aggregate. Mancheno jumps 16 places to 45th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli is the only new top 20 player with a move of one spot to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Quade Cummins joins fellow American Mancheno in the top 50 with a six-ranking jump to 48th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

William McDonald of the United States is the most improved player. He jumps 1,564 rankings to 3,461st after finishing runner up in the Oklahoma Junior Boys Championship.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Kinhult becomes first Swedish number one

 

Sweden’s Frida Kinhult is the new number one player on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Kinhult moves one spot to swap places with Andrea Lee of the United States. She is the first Swedish player, male or female, to become world number one. The Florida State player is worthy of the title. The former Junior Solheim and Ryder Cup player has just finished her first year of college golf with two wins, the Jim West Challenge last October and the Darius Rucker in March.

  

Nobilio cruises to Italian Stroke Play win

 

Alessia Nobilio strengthens her status as world number seven with a relatively easy victory in the Italian Ladies Stroke Play Championship. Nobilio opened with a 3-under-par 68 at the Circolo Del Golf di Roma Acquasanta club and was never in any danger of not lifting the Isa Goldschmid Trophy. Further rounds of 72, 69 and 73 gave her a 2-under 282 and a five-shot win.

 

Macnab earns fourth 2019 victory

 

South Africa’s Caitlyn Macnab can’t stop winning. She was at it again in the WGSA 72 Hole Individual Championship at Maccauvlei Golf Club near Vereeniging, South Africa. Macnab won by two shots to record her fourth victory in her last nine events. She hasn’t placed worse than fifth in that stretch, a run that includes three seconds and a third.

 

Top 20 movers

 

U.S. Curtis Cup player Mariel Galdiano is the only top player this week. She moves back into the top 20 with a two-ranking move to 20th. There are no new top 50 movers.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Samantha Whateley’s Limpopo Championship victory makes her the week’s biggest riser. The South African climbs 670 positions to 885th.

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