MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10
Joey Savoie gained nine places in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for fifth at the St. Andrews Links Trophy, two strokes shy of the winning the score. The result vaulted the Golf Canada National Team member up to a career-best No. 75 in the world rankings and he moved past Garrett Rank to take over the No. 2 spot in Canada.
Fellow Golf Canada team member Hugo Bernard finished in a tie for 28th at the St. Andrew Links event. That was good enough to boost his career-best world ranking three places, moving him up to No. 47 in the world.
Biggest move:Jordy Lutz of Winnipeg gained 1,496 spots in the world rankings after winning the Manitoba Match Play Championship. The fourth seeded golfer knocked off the second seed Colwyn Abgrall 2&1 in the championship match.
|HOMETOWN||SCHOOL||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Hugo Bernard||Mont St-Hilaire, QC||Univ. of Montreal||47||+3|
|2.||Joey Savoie||La Prairie, QC||–||75||+9|
|3.||Garrett Rank||Elmira, ON||–||79||-5|
|4.||Josh Whalen||Napanee, ON||–||198||-9|
|5.||Charles Corner||Cayuga, ON||–||284||+1|
|6.||Chris Crisologo||Richmond, B.C.||Simon Fraser Univ.||343||-4|
|7.||James Song||Rancho Santa Fe, CA||(California)||351||+3|
|8.||Myles Creighton||Digby, NS||Radford||409||-18|
|9.||Emmett Oh||Calgary, AB||–||471||+4|
|10.||Blair Bursey||Gander, NFLD||Utah Valley St.||514||-11|
WOMEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10
Maddie Szeryk picked up three more places in the world rankings to improve to a career-best No. 16 in the world for the Golf Canada National Squad member who just completed a successful collegiate career at Texas A&M.
One change in the Top 10 saw Jessica Ip take over the No. 8 ranking in Canada from Valerie Tanguay.
Biggest Move: Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ont. gained 269 spots in the world rankings after finishing sixth at the AJGA the Memorial Junior event, which included a second round 70 which led all golfers that day.
|HOMETOWN||SCHOOL||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Maddie Szeryk||Allen, TX||Texas A&M||16||+3|
|2.||Jaclyn Lee||Calgary, AB||Ohio State||46||-3|
|3.||Naomi Ko||Victoria, BC||NC State||165||-7|
|4.||Grace St-Germain||Ottawa||Daytona St.||253||-14|
|5.||Michelle Ruiz||Mississauga, ON||Nova Southeastern||274||+2|
|6.||Vanessa Ha||Montreal, QC||San Francisco||295||+1|
|7.||Celeste Dao||Notre-Dame, QC||(Team Canada)||358||+1|
|8.||Jessica Ip||Richmond Hill, ON||Iowa||424||+5|
|9.||Valerie Tanguay||St-Hyacinthe, QC||Oklahoma||438||-26|
|10.||Brigitte Thibault||Montreal, QC||Fresno State||476||-14|
MEN’S TOP 10
Both Nick Taylor and Austin Connelly shared the honour for the biggest move among the Top 10 this past week.
Taylor gained nine places in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 30th at the PGA’s FedEx St. Jude Classic. The result was worth 1.51 world ranking points, his second points-paying finish in his last three tournaments. The result enabled him to move up to No. 4 in Canada.
Connelly gained nine places in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 19th at the European Tour’s Shot Clock Masters – the first golf tournament of its type to feature a shot clock. The result was worth 1.62 world ranking points for the former Golf Canada National Team member.
Despite missing the cut at the Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship, Roger Sloan moves back into the Top 10 following a seven week absence, moving past Richard T Lee, who lost 25 spots in the world rankings to relinquish the No. 10 ranking
Outside the Top 10, Justin Shin picked up 149 spots in the world rankings after finishing third in the PGA Tour China Series’ Guilin Championship. It was his third straight top 10 result and second top three finish. The result was worth 2.40 world ranking points, moving him up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.
Wes Heffernan gained 155 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event in Victoria.The result allowed him to take over the No. 17 ranking in Canada.
Other notable results: No. 3 Benjamin Silverman finished 67th at FedEx St. Jude Classic; No. 5 Mackenzie Hughes and No. 9 David Hearn both missed the cut at FedEx St. Jude Classic; No. 8 Corey Conners finished 68th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic;
|HOMETOWN||TOUR||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Adam Hadwin||Abbotsford, BC||PGA||47||–|
|2.||Graham DeLaet||Weyburn, SK||PGA||177||-6|
|3.||Benjamin Silverman||Thornhill, ON||PGA||239||-5|
|4.||Nick Taylor||Abbotsford, BC||PGA||241||+9|
|5.||Mackenzie Hughes||Dundas, ON||PGA||248||-6|
|6.||Austin Connelly||Irving, TX||EUR||282||+9|
|7.||Adam Svensson||Surrey, BC||WEB||327||+2|
|8.||Corey Conners||Listowel, ON||PGA||339||-6|
|9.||David Hearn||Brantford, ON||PGA||439||-11|
|10.||Roger Sloan||Merritt, BC||PGA||564||-16|
WOMEN’S TOP 10
Anne-Catherine Tanguay made the biggest move among the Top 10, picking up 29 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 36th at the Shoprite LPGA Classic. It was her career best result to date on the LPGA Tour and was worth 1.08 world ranking points.
Brittany Marchand extended her string of collecting world ranking points in each LPGA tournament she’s competed in this year. Marchand picked up 0.79 world ranking points after finishing tied for 45th at the Shoprite LPGA Classic. She also gained three places in the world rankings.
Augusta James was the only other Top 10 player to make positive gains this past week, picking up three places after finishing in a tie for 13th at the Symetra Tour event in Indiana. The result was worth 0.28 world ranking points for the Golf Canada Young Pro squad member.
Top ranked Brooke Henderson dropped a spot to No. 17 in the world despite finishing in a tie for 28th at the Shoprite LPGA Classic. The result was counted for 1.35 world ranking points. It was her first tournament back since having to withdraw during the U.S. Women’s Open due to a death in the family.
Other Notable Results: No. 3 Maude-Aimee Leblanc missed the cut at Shoprite LPGA Classic; No. 7 Samantha Richdale was disqualified from Symetra Tour Indiana event; No. 10 Elizabeth Tong missed the cut at Symetra Tour Indiana event;
|HOMETOWN||TOUR||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Brooke Henderson||Smiths Falls, ON||LPGA||17||-1|
|2.||Alena Sharp||Hamilton, ON||LPGA||143||-4|
|3.||Maude-Aimee Leblanc||Sherbrooke, QC||LPGA||304||-2|
|4.||Brittany Marchand||Orangeville, ON||LPGA||306||+3|
|5.||Anne-Catherine Tanguay||Quebec City, QC||LPGA||443||+29|
|6.||Augusta James||Bath, ON||SYMT||582||+2|
|7.||Samantha Richdale||Kelowna, BC||SYMT||759||-15|
|8.||Jennifer Ha||Calgary, AB||SYMT||859||-11|
|9.||Christina Foster||Concord, ON||SYMT||885||-9|
|10.||Elizabeth Tong||Thornhill, ON||SYMT||948||-24|