The Men

Performances of the week

Crowe reaches PB with Victorian victory

 

Australia’s Harrison Crowe climbs 84 places on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® to 222nd, a new high, thanks to victory in the Victorian Amateur. Crowe finished 11th in the Port Phillip Open Amateur before advancing to the Victorian final at Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club, where he defeated Jack Buchanan 2&1 in the final. Buchanan improves 182 positions to a new high of 439th. 

Chris Fan won the Port Phillip Open Amateur by two shots, and joins Crowe and Buchanan in reaching a personal best with a 641-ranking climb to 450th.

 

Two out of three for Hill in Abu Dhabi

 

Add Josh Hill’s name to the list of players reaching personal best WAGR status this week. The Englishman won the Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship for the second time in three years when he ran out a one-shot winner at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club with a 207 tally, 9-under, after scores of 66, 69 and 72. He is 48 places better off in 172nd as a result. 

Hill earns a second appearance in the European Tour’s 2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He missed the cut in the 2020 edition, when he made history by becoming the tournament’s youngest ever participant at age 16.

 

West wins Willow Cup

 

England’s Dillon West moves into the top 1,000 for the first time after winning The Willow Cup at Willow Point Golf & Country Club in Alexander City, Alabama. The University of Alabama student triumphed by one shot following rounds of 70 and 65 for a 9-under 135 aggregate. He climbs 533 positions to 940th.

 

Top 20 movers 

 

China’s Wenyi Ding moves back into the top 20 with a two-ranking move to 19th. There are no new top 50 players.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Australian Daniel Gill takes that honour with a 1,415-ranking rise to a high of 1,495th after seventh place in the Port Phillip Open Amateur. He then reached the semi-finals of the Victorian Open.

 

The Women

Performances of the week

Stone delights in Dixie

 

Latanna Stone returns to the World Amateur Golf Ranking® top 50 after an impressive performance in the Dixie Women's Amateur. The Florida native strung together rounds of 69, 69, 70 and 67 at Palm Aire Resort Country Club in Pompano Beach, Florida for a 9-under-par 275. Stone, a student at Louisiana State University, won by four shots to add the title to the Women's Orlando International Amateur she won in January. She moves five rankings to 48th to equal her previous best status.

 

Bennett doubles up Down Under

 

Australian Kelsey Bennett also reaches a personal-best WAGR position after doing the double in the Port Phillip Open Amateur and Victorian Amateur Championships. Bennet won the former by a shot with a 5-over 299 (76, 75, 73 and 75) at Commonwealth & Kingston Heath Golf Clubs. The New South Wales player then defeated Malaysia’s Jeneath Wong 3&2 in the Victorian final. Bennett climbs 19 spots to 104th. Wong is ranked 113th.

 

Prashanth hits All India Juniors for six

 

Avani Prashanth further marked herself out as one of India’s most promising juniors with her second victory in her last two starts. Prashanth added the All India Juniors to the IGU All India Ladies Amateur Championship she won last month. The 15 year old returned a 6-over 222 total thanks to rounds of 75, 73 and 74 for a six-shot victory. She pushes eight positions up the WAGR table to a career-high 128th.

 

Top 50 movers

 

Stone is the only new top 50 entry. No players break into this week’s top 20.

 

Biggest ranking improvement

 

Aloysa Margiela Atienza of Singapore is the most improved player with a jump of 685 rankings to 608th, a new high, after sharing victory in the HSBC Youth Challenge 1st Leg & 4th Leg National Ranking Game with compatriot Hailey Loh, who advances 80 places to 749th.

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