The Men

Performances of the week

Lin doubles up in Asia-Pacific Amateur

 

China’s Yuxin Lin moves 58 places to 56th on the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship for the second time in three years. Lin defeated world number one Takumi Kanaya at the second extra hole at Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai after the pair had tied on 10-under 278. Lin, the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur champion, earns invitations to the 2020 Masters and Open Championship.

 

Del Ray enters top 50 with Trinity win

 

Spain’s Alejandro Del Rey moves 23 spots to 45th after victory in the Trinity Forest Invitational. The Arizona State player scored 67, 64 and 66 for a 16-under 197 and a five-shot win.

 

Kuest KOs William H. Tucker field

 

American Peter Kuest delivered a knockout blow in the opening round of the William H. Tucker when he returned an opening 9-under-par 63. No one could lay a glove on him after that. Further rounds of 70 and 67 gave the Brigham Young student a nine-shot victory. He reaches a career high of 93rd after a 32-ranking move.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Joseph Pagdin strengthens his position as England’s third best player with a five-ranking move to 18th. American William Mouw advances three spots to 19th, while Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty rises four places to 20th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Four players join the De Ray in the top 50. American Cameron Sisk is 10 places better off in 44th. Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen of Denmark climbs 10 positions to 46th. Spain’s Victor Pastor Rufian rises three spots to 48th, while U.S. player Maxwell Moldovan assumes 50th with a three-ranking move.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Mikkel Mathiesen of Denmark is the highest mover with a jump of 1,570 rankings to world number 2,397. The Wright State University student placed 12th in the River Run Collegiate.

The Women

Performances of the week

Thitikul defends World Junior title

 

World number two Atthaya Thitikul drew a little closer to American Andrea Lee at the top of the World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to a successful defence of the World Junior Girls Championship. The Thai teenager, formerly world number one, scored 73, 63, 71 and 70 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Canada for an 11-under 277 and a two-shot victory.

 

Kinhult jumps to fourth with Schooner share

 

Frida Kinhult improves one position to fourth after sharing victory in the Schooner Fall Classic with Tristyn Nowlin of the United States. Florida State student Kinhult, the only Swede to top the WAGR table, took the lead into the final round but returned a 1-over 71. University of Illinois student Nowlin returned a closing 67 to tie Kinhult on 207, 3-under. She climbs 24 rankings to 66th, her highest WAGR position.

 

Srinivasan wins second straight college title

 

America Natalie Srinivasan advances six spots to 32nd after winning the Lady Paladin Invitational, her second victory in as many weeks. The Furman University student won by two shots after returning rounds of 73, 70 and 68 for a 5-under 211.

 

Carta flawless in France

 

Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta was almost flawless in winning the Internationaux de France. Carta scored 70, 70 and 69 to earn the Trophée Cecile de Rothschild by four shots. She rises 27 places to 89th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Isabella Holpfer is the only new top 50 player in a week with no top 20 entries. She edges up one place to 50th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

American Sara McKevitt takes that honour with a jump of 663 rankings to a career high of 2,198th after finishing 21st in the Lady Paladin Invitational.

 

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