The Men

Performances of the week

Cummins cruises to Pacific Coast win

 

Quade Cummins came close to perfection over the final 54-holes of the Pacific Coast Amateur in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The U.S. player opened with a 67 and added rounds of 66, 65 and 66. He only dropped one shot in the final three rounds, posting a 20-under 264. The University of Oklahoma player won by four shots. He joins the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 35 with a 28-ranking rise to 31st.

 

Neergaard-Petersen doubles up in Germany

 

Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen of Denmark advances into the top 30 after winning the German International Amateur Championship for the second straight year. Neergaard-Petersen opened with a 64, and added further scores of 68, 69 and 68 to win by one shot. He improves 12 positions to 27th.

 

Desmond upsets form book in South of Ireland

 

Sean Desmond wasn’t among the favourites when he turned up for the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch. That didn’t stop him from walking off with the trophy. He began the tournament ranked 2,165. He’s now 990 positions higher at 1,175 after a one-hole victory over Keith Egan, who rises 1,406 places to 671st.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Three players move into this week’s top 20. Austria’s Maximilian Steinlechner is eight positions higher in 17th. Keita Nakajima of Japan rises four spots to 19th, while U.S. player William Mouw edges up one place to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

England’s Conor Gough joins Cummins in the top 50 with a jump of 27 places to 46th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Sweden’s Rasmus Rosin takes that honour by soaring 2,385 positions to world number 3,567 after winning the JSM Match Play, Teen Tour Elite #4 in his homeland.

 

The Women

Performances of the week

Hewson earns Women’s British spot with Euro win

 

Alice Hewson tees it up in this week’s AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn thanks to victory in the European Ladies' Amateur Championship at Parkstone Golf Club. After scores of 72, 70 and 73, she returned a closing 6-under 66 for a 7-under 281 total. That was good enough to get her into a playoff with Finland’s Krista Junkkari. The pair were still level after a three-hole aggregate playoff. Hewson won at the second hole of sudden death. She moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM  top 20 by rising 14 spots to 16th. Junkkari is 128 spots better off in 227th.

 

Navarossa wins Canadian Women’s Amateur

 

Brianna Navarossa climbs 110 rankings to 123rd after winning the Canadian Women’s Amateur. The San Diego resident wrapped 68s around scores of 72 and 70 at Red Deer G&CC in Alberta for a 278 tally to run out a one-shot winner.

 

Ye holds on to win U.S. Junior

 

Lei Ye moves into the top 40 by winning the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in a tense battle with U.S. player U.S. player Jillian Bourdage. Ye triumphed by one hole to move 31 places to 38th. Bourdage climbs 360 spots to 478th.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Yuka Saso of the Philippines joins Hewson in the top 20 with a 5-ranking jump to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

American Stephanie Lau takes her place in the top 50 alongside Lei Ye by moving six places to 49th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Jordan Cornelius of the United States makes the biggest move after finishing runner up in the Maryland Women’s Amateur to compatriot Aneka Seumanutafa. Cornelius jumps 822 positions to world number 1,988, while Seumanutafa advances 14 places to 56th.

 

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