The Men

Performances of the week

Vidal Mora breaks through in California


Quim Vidal Mora reaches his highest position on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® following a three-shot victory in the St Mary’s Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, California. The Barcelona native, who is in his final year at the University of Nevada, returned an 11-under 202 with scores of 70, 65 and 67 to earn his first win for Nevada. He makes his initial move into the top 250 by advancing 182 positions to 245th.


Deyzel on high after Gauteng Open win


Werner Deyzel of South Africa climbs 108 rankings to a high of 413th after winning the Central Gauteng Open Stroke Play at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. The Woodhill Country Club member opened with a 64 and added consecutive 69s to run out a one-shot winner over countryman Christiaan Burke, who improves 23 places to 156th.


Top 20 movers


China’s Bo Jin returns to the top 20 with a one-ranking rise to 20th.


Top 50 movers


Maximilian Steinlechner of Austria and Englishman Barclay Brown assume the respective 49th and 50th positions. Steinlechner is two places higher, while Brown makes a five-ranking rise.


Biggest ranking improvement


India’s Yuvraj Singh soars 1,302 rankings to 1,115th with victory in the Jharkhand Amateur Championship at Golmuri Golf Club in Jamshedpur. Singh opened with scores of 67 and 72 before a third round 63 put him in pole position to win the title. He duly did so with a closing 71 for a 273 total and a one-shot win.

The Women

Performances of the week

Hashimoto breaks into top 40


Mizuki Hashimoto makes an emphatic move up the World Amateur Golf Ranking® following her victory in the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The Japanese player was the ultimate model of consistency over 72 holes, returning four consecutive 68s to finish on 16-under 272 and win by a shot over a trio of players.


The 19 year old earns spots in next year’s AIG Women’s Open, Amundi Evian Championship, the Hana Financial Group Championship and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. She also makes an 87-ranking jump to 34th, a career high.


Second place finishers Kelsey Bennett of Australia and Thai pair Kan Bunnabodee and Natthakritta Vongtaveelap all reach career high status. Bunnabodee climbs 36 spots to 116th, Vongtaveelap rises 31 positions to 118th, while Bennett is 83 places better off in 126th.


Rodriguez reaches PB with Mercer win


Tracy Rodriguez of France breaks into the top 1,000 for the first time by winning the Mercer Invitational in Macon, Georgia. The Mercer University player won by three shots after posting scores of 67, 73 and 73 for a 3-under 213 aggregate. She is now the world’s 991st best player after a jump of 191 rankings.


Top 20 movers


Ireland’s Lauren Walsh is the only new top 20 player. The Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup player edges up one spot to 20th.


Top 50 movers


Hashimoto is the only player to join this week’s top 50.


Biggest ranking improvement


Ida Ayu Indira Melati of Indonesia climbs 683 positions to 1,599th thanks to finishing 11th in the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship. Melati, who has been as high as 74th on the WAGR table, won the 5th Olympic Jabar Amateur Open in her homeland earlier this year.

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