The Men

Performance of the week

Schmid conquers Europe to earn Open spot

 

Germany’s Matthias Schmid will play in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush after winning the European Amateur Championship in Austria. Schmid ran out a three-shot winner after rounds of 67, 73, a course record 63 and 70 at Diamond Country Club for a 15-under 273. Scotland’s Euan Walker earned his second runner-up in an elite tournament following last month’s Amateur Championship. Schmid breaks into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 35 by advancing 30 places to 33rd. Walker rises 12 spots to 10th.

 

Dossey joins top 100 with North and South win

 

Cooper Dossey of the United States becomes a top 100 player after winning the North and South Amateur at Pinehurst. Dossey defeated Noah Norton 5&4 over Pinehurst’s Number 2 course. The Baylor University student climbs 189 positions to 91st. Norton also joins the top 100 with a 94-ranking rise to 97th.

 

Mouw continues winning ways in California

 

William Mouw of the United States attains his highest WAGR status after winning the California Amateur Championship, his third victory in his last four events. Mouw advances 31 spots to 27th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

American Ricky Castillo and Maximilian Steinlechner of Austria enter the top 20. Castillo improves 13 places to 19th, while Steinlechner is seven rankings better off in 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Three players join Schmid and Mouw in the top 50. Canadian Joey Savoie makes a 12-ranking rise to 41st. Adrien Dumont De Chassart of Belgium is nine places better off in 48th, while Englishman Joseph Pagdin edges up two spots to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Jimmy Taylor of the United States soars 1,792 positions to world number 3,043rd after reaching the semi-finals of the VSGA Amateur Championship.

The Women

Performances of the week

 

Kinhult regains world number one spot

 

Sweden’s Frida Kinhult replaces Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand as World Amateur Golf RankingTM number one with a two-ranking rise. Kinhult, who plays college golf at Florida State, held her own amongst Europe’s aspiring professionals last month when she finished equal 17th in the Skafto Open on the Ladies European Tour Access Series. Thitikul drops to number two, with American Andrea Lee moving to third.

  

Ina wins Korean Women's Amateur

 

Yoon Ina looks a likely contender to join the excellent wave of Korean women golfers after winning the Korean Women's Amateur. Ina returned scores of 72, 72, 66 and 67 for a 277 total. She jumps 84 places to 604th as a result.

 

Ericsson becomes Swedish number eight

 

Sara Ericsson becomes Sweden’s eighth highest ranked player by winning the SM Slag, Teen Tour Elite #3 event in her homeland. Ericsson climbs 91 rankings to 202nd.

 

Mitsunaga has Georgia on her mind

 

American Rinko Mitsunaga is 67 positions better off in 575th after winning the Georgia Amateur Championship. Mitsunaga took the title by two shots with a 4-over 220 total.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Stephanie Lau of the United States is the only new top 50 player in a week when there are no new top 20 entrants. Lau makes a one-ranking rise to assume 50th position on the WAGR table.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Ariel Chang of the United States takes that honour after a 682-ranking rise to 2,167th. Chang reaches her highest WAGR position after getting to the semi-finals of the Michigan Girls' Junior State Amateur at Forest Akers Golf Club at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Lilia Henkel took the title to earn status on the WAGR table at world number 2,190.

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