The Men

Performance of the week

Dutch delight in Spain

 

Koen Kouwenaar of The Netherlands soars up the World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the Spanish Amateur Copa S M El Rey at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club. The Dutch player raced to a five-hole lead after six holes against England’s Callum Farr, and went on to win 2&1 in the scheduled 36-hole final. Kouwenaar jumps of 170 places to 84th, his highest position. Farr climbs 344 spots to 322nd.

 

Suh strolls to Southwestern title

 

Justin Suh proved why he’s the world’s number one amateur with a peerless performance in the Southwestern Invitational at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, California. The University of Southern California student ran out a four-shot winner thanks to three 68s for a 12-under 204 total. He was the only player to break 70 in all three rounds.

 

Schaper matches course record to win South African Stroke Play

 

Jayden Schaper’s South African Stroke Play Championship triumph at De Zalze Golf Club helps him advance 48 rankings to 215th. The 17 year old matched the course record in the second round with a 9-under 63. He posted a 19-under 269 aggregate for a one-shot victory.

 

Top 50 movers

 

There are no new top 20 players while three players join the top 50. Spain’s Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart climbs 108 places to 26th after reaching the semi-finals of the Spanish Amateur. American Brandon Mancheno advances 11 spots to 45th by sharing victory in the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner. Compatriot Blake Elliott makes a 17-ranking rise to 49th with victory in the Annual Louisiana Classics.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Spaniard Luis Masaveu Roncal takes that honour after jumping 1,448 rankings to 1,326th after a quarterfinal appearance in the Spanish Amateur.

The Women

Performances of the week

Mehaffey shows grit with California win 

 

Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup player Olivia Mehaffey handled the tough San Luis Obispo Country Club in California best to win the Bruin Wave Invitational. The Arizona State player opened with a 76 but added 71 and 73 to eke out a one-shot victory with 4-over 220 tally. The Northern Ireland native moves into the World Amateur Golf RankingTM top 20 with a three-ranking improvement to 19th.

 

Hewson strengthens English number one status

 

Alice Hewson strengthens her position as English number one by winning the Icon Invitational at the Woodlands Country Club in Woodlands, Texas. The Clemson University student returned scores of 70, 68 and 69. Her 9-under 207 aggregate gave her a three-shot win and her fourth college victory. The two-time Curtis Cup player improves 10 positions to reach a personal best of 26th.

 

Mahe defies rankings to win Spanish Amateur

 

France’s Candice Mahe defied the WAGR table to win the Spanish International Ladies' Amateur Championship at Club Zaudin in Seville. She started the final 283 places behind Italian Alessia Nobilio but won at the 21st hole. She jumps 185 positions to 110th, while Nobilio strengthens her status as the world’s 12th best player.

 

Top 20 movers

 

Mehaffey is the only new top 20 player.

 

Top 50 movers

 

There are three new names in the top 50. Slovenia’s Pia Babnik rises 22 rankings to 39th after reaching the Spanish Amateur quarterfinals. England’s Isobel Wardle was also a quarterfinalist and improves 26 places to 43rd. American Haylee Harford makes a three-place move to 48th.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Hannah Berman of the United States is the most improved player by advancing 435 positions to 995th after finishing fifth in the Kiawah Island Spring Classic.
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