The Men

Performances of the week

Schniederjans joins top 100 with Carpet Capital win

Luke Schniederjans still has a long way to go to match his brother’s exploits on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM. Victory in the Carpet Capital Collegiate is a start. Ollie Schniederjans spent 41 weeks at world number one, and won the 2014 Mark H McCormack Medal as a result. Younger brother Luke has been as high as 79th. He jumps 23 spots to 100th this week with a five-shot victory in the Carpet Capital after rounds of 68, 67 and 72 gave the Georgia Tech player a 9-under 212 total.

Mueller-Baumgart Lucena reaches quartet of wins

Spain’s Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart Lucena won his fourth title of 2019 when he posted a final round 66 to win the Campeonato Internacional de Espana U18. His 284 total gave him a three-shot victory and sees him enter the top 20 by moving three rankings to 20th. 

Bling joins top 70 after California win

Devon Bling moves into the world top 70 by winning the California State Fair Amateur. The Ridgecrest, California native returned three sub 70 scores (68, 66 and 68) to post a 14 under 202 to join Michael Cliff at the top of the leaderboard. Bling prevailed in the ensuing playoff. He climbs nine positions to 68th. Cliff attains his first WAGR position at world number 5,392.

Top 20 movers

Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart Lucena is the only new top 20 player. 

Top 50 movers

Ireland’s James Sugrue and Jake Burnage of England are the only two new top 50 movers. Sugrue, who played in the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team at Royal Liverpool, improves four places to 49th. Burnage assumes 50th spot with a one-ranking rise.

Biggest ranking improvement

Ireland’s Rocco-Paolo Repetto Taylor is the week’s most improved player. Repetto Taylor, winner of the recent Campeonato Internacional de Andalucia Sub-18, jumps of 1,160 rankings to world number 4,923.

The Women

Performances of the week

Sambach wins AJGA Girls to join top 40


Amanda Sambach of the United States moves 24 places to 38th on this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM, her highest position on the WAGR table, with victory in the AJGA Girls Championship. Rounds of 70, 72 and 68 at the Furman Golf Club in South Carolina gave her a 6-under 210 aggregate. It was good enough for a one-shot victory over fellow American Michaela Morard, who makes a jump of 34 places to 104th


Moresco crowned Italian under-18 champion


Benedetta Moresco finally got her hands on a trophy this year after an outstanding season in which she’d earned seven top 10s including two second place finishes. Moresco opened with scores of 67 and 71 before finishing strongly with consecutive 66s. Her 270 total bettered Italian number one Alessio Nobilio by six shots. Moresco advances nine positions to 36th, her highest WAGR status, while Nobilio strengthens her hold on the world number six position.


Top 50 movers


China’s Lei Ye joins Amanda Sambach in the top 50 with a five-ranking move to 46th. Ye is the reigning U.S. Girl’s Junior Champion. There are no new top 20 players.


Biggest ranking improvement


Argentina’s Agustina Zeballos takes the plaudits for most improved player this week. She moves 840 places to world number 1,977 thanks to victory in the Abierto Argentina de Damas. It’s her second victory of 2019 following the Torneo Final Del Ranking Argentino.

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