The Men

Performances of the week

Thompson regains number one spot


Davis Thompson returns to the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking®, graduating from the number two position in a straight swap with Japan’s Keita Nakajima. The University of Georgia student spent two weeks as number one in November last year. Thompson recently put up a stout defence of his 2020 Jones Cup Invitational victory, finishing runner up to Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg.


Aberg moves into top five


Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg joins the top five for the first time after sharing victory in The Prestige with Jacob Skov Olesen of Denmark, and American Trevor Werbylo. The trio returned matching 4-under 209 totals over the Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California.


Texas Tech student Aberg, who won the Jones Cup Invitational in his previous start, enhances his status as the top Swedish player with a five-ranking move to fourth. Skov Olesen, who attends Texas Christian University, soars 308 places to 302nd, his highest WAGR® position. University of Arizona player Werbylo also reaches new heights by advancing 13 spots to 32nd.


Fuchs hangs on for Seminole win


France’s Alexandre Fuchs looked a different player in the final round of the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee. The Liberty University student seemed to be cruising to victory with consecutive 7-under-par 65s at Golden Eagle Country Club. He was 10 shots worse in the final round, posting a 3-over 75. Thankfully his 11-under 205 was good enough for a one-shot victory. He climbs 154 places to a personal best of 174th.


Brennan kicks into high gear at Kiawah


American Michael Brennan kicked away from the field to win the Kiawah Invitational. The Wake Forest student opened with scores of 67 and 68 at Oak Point Golf Club on Kiawah Island, before adding a 7-under 65. His 16-under 200 saw him triumph by five shots. He moves into the top 100 for the first time with a 55-place jump to 96th.


Top 50 movers


There are no new top 20 players this week, while Tim Widing of Sweden and American Noah Norton make 12-ranking moves to 42nd and 50th respectively.


Biggest ranking improvement


A 26th place finish in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate helps American Canon Olkowski advance 1,616 rankings to 4,395th.

The Women

Performances of the week

Roussin-Bouchard edges back towards number one


France’s Pauline Roussin-Bouchard proved why she’s spent time as the number one player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® with a four-shot victory in the Moon Golf Invitational at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida. The University of South Carolina student let the rest of the field know she was intent on taking the title with an opening 9-under-par 63. It gave her a three-shot lead, a lead she never relinquished. Further scores of 67 and 73 helped her to a 13-under 203 total and the victory.


She makes a one-ranking move to third.


Grant sends Zhang warning message


Linn Grant of Sweden sent Rose Zhang a warning message that she has intentions on her number one spot by winning the Sun Devil Winter Classic by three shots. A closing 5-under 67 to go with consecutive rounds of 70 gave the Arizona State player a 9-under 207. She strengthens her grasp on the number two spot, and edges closer to Zhang’s position at the top of the world order.


Schanen moves back into top 300


Payton Schanen of the United States returns to the world top 300 with victory in the Lake Oconee Invitational. The Mercer University student won by two shots with a 1-over 217 following rounds of 70, 73 and 74. She jumps 91 positions to a career high of 242nd.


Top 50 movers


England’s Emily Price and Norwegian Dorthea Forbrigd make two-ranking advances to 49th and 50th respectively in a week with no new top 20 entrants.


Biggest ranking improvement


Victory in the National Open 1 on home soil makes Paraguay’s Montserrat Morales the most improved player of the week. She reaches a personal best of 2,448th by climbing 563 positions.

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