MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10
Garrett Rank made the biggest move among the Top 10, picking up 10 spots in the world rankings after winning the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The result comes just a week after the former Golf Canada National Team member missed the cut at the U.S. Open and it vaults him back inside the top 100 in the world rankings. It’s his second top 3 result in four tournaments played this year.
Top ranked Hugo Bernard improved upon his career-best world ranking, climbing seven places up to No. 41 after placing 78th at The Amateur Championship. The Golf Canada National Team member was sitting in a tie for seventh after the opening round of stroke play but a second round 78 left him outside the top 64 cut line for the match play portion of the event.
Fellow National Team member Joey Savoie picked up three places in the world ranking after placing 138th at The Amateur Championship.
Josh Whalen, the third member of the National Team, gained five places in the world ranking after finishing 27th at the Northeast Amateur Invitational.
Biggest move: Ryan Tsang climbed 407 spots in the world rankings after finishing seventh at the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
|HOMETOWN||SCHOOL||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Hugo Bernard||Mont St-Hilaire, QC||Univ. of Montreal||41||+7|
|2.||Joey Savoie||La Prairie, QC||–||81||+3|
|3.||Garrett Rank||Elmira, ON||–||98||+10|
|4.||Josh Whalen||Napanee, ON||–||213||+5|
|5.||Charles Corner||Cayuga, ON||–||282||+3|
|6.||Chris Crisologo||Richmond, B.C.||Simon Fraser Univ.||347||-5|
|7.||James Song||Rancho Santa Fe, CA||(California)||351||+2|
|8.||Myles Creighton||Digby, NS||Radford||443||-27|
|9.||Blair Bursey||Gander, NFLD||Utah Valley St.||509||–|
|10.||Henry Lee||Coquitlam, BC||Washington||524||-3|
WOMEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10
Jaclyn Lee was the only member of the Top 10 to make any positive gains in the world rankings, picking up four places to get to a career-best No. 36 in the world. The Golf Canada National Team member has posted three top-5 results in her last four events and posted a 35th place finish in her first LPGA start of the year a couple of weeks ago.
Fellow National Team member Grace St-Germain picked up the win at the Golf Quebec Provincial Amateur Championship. It was her second win in the last five weeks, having collected medallist honours at the NJCAA National Championship last month
Biggest Move:Jackie Little gained 190 spots in the world rankings after winning the British Columbia Senior Championship.
|HOMETOWN||SCHOOL||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Maddie Szeryk||Allen, TX||Texas A&M||16||–|
|2.||Jaclyn Lee||Calgary, AB||Ohio State||36||+4|
|3.||Naomi Ko||Victoria, BC||NC State||177||-1|
|4.||Grace St-Germain||Ottawa||Daytona St.||250||-3|
|5.||Michelle Ruiz||Mississauga, ON||Nova Southeastern||279||-3|
|6.||Vanessa Ha||Montreal, QC||San Francisco||302||-5|
|7.||Celeste Dao||Notre-Dame, QC||(Team Canada)||363||-7|
|8.||Jessica Ip||Richmond Hill, ON||Iowa||429||-1|
|9.||Valerie Tanguay||St-Hyacinthe, QC||Oklahoma||437||–|
|10.||Brigitte Thibault||Montreal, QC||Fresno State||487||-14|
MEN’S TOP 10
Mackenzie Hughes was the only player in the Top 10 to make a positive gain in the world rankings this past week. Hughes climbed six places after finishing in a tie for 42nd at the PGA Travelers Championship. That equalled his best finish of the season and was worth 1.80 world ranking points, only his fourth points-paying finish of the season.
One week after missing the cut at the U.S. Open, top ranked Canadian Adam Hadwin was back in the points, finishing in a tie for 42nd at the PGA Travelers Championship. The result was worth 1.80 world ranking points and it snapped a streak of two consecutive tournaments without a points-paying finish.
Outside the Top 10, No. 13 Ryan Yip picked up 53 places in the world rankings after finishing tied for 16th at the Web.com Tour Wichita Open.
Other notable results: No. 3 Benjamin Silverman, No. 4 Nick Taylor and No. 8 Corey Conners all missed the cut at the PGA Travelers Championship; No. 6 Austin Connelly finished tied for 40th at the European Tour BMW International Open; No. 7 Adam Svensson finished tied for 58th at the Web.com Tour Wichita Open; No. 10 Roger Sloan finished tied for 32nd at the Web.com Tour Wichita Open;
|HOMETOWN||TOUR||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Adam Hadwin||Abbotsford, BC||PGA||48||-1|
|2.||Graham DeLaet||Weyburn, SK||PGA||1186||-6|
|3.||Benjamin Silverman||Thornhill, ON||PGA||242||-6|
|4.||Nick Taylor||Abbotsford, BC||PGA||248||-4|
|5.||Mackenzie Hughes||Dundas, ON||PGA||251||+6|
|6.||Austin Connelly||Irving, TX||EUR||287||-5|
|7.||Adam Svensson||Surrey, BC||WEB||332||-7|
|8.||Corey Conners||Listowel, ON||PGA||340||-2|
|9.||David Hearn||Brantford, ON||PGA||453||-12|
|10.||Roger Sloan||Merritt, BC||PGA||567||-11|
WOMEN’S TOP 10
Elizabeth Tong made the biggest move of the week to return to the Top 10, picking up 66 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for 22nd at the Symetra Tour event in Michigan. It was her best finish of the season on the development tour and the result was worth 0.22 world ranking points. She goes from No. 11 up to No. 9 in the Canadian rankings.
No. 3 Brittany Marchand climbed 11 places in the world rankings after finishing tied for 53rd at the LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The result was worth 1.33 world ranking points and marked the ninth time in 10 tournaments that the Team Canada Young Pro Squad member has managed a points-paying finish.
Anne-Catherine Tanguay gained eight places in the world rankings after finishing tied for 65th at the LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The result was worth 0.7 world ranking points for the Team Canada Young Pro squad member and marked her third straight points-paying finish.
Other Notable Results: No. 2 Alena Sharp and No. 4 Maude-Aimee Leblanc both missed the cut at LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas Championship; No. 6 Augusta James, No. 8 Samantha Richdale and No. 10 Jennifer Ha missed the cut at the Symetra Tour event in Michigan;
|HOMETOWN||TOUR||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Brooke Henderson||Smiths Falls, ON||LPGA||18||–|
|2.||Alena Sharp||Hamilton, ON||LPGA||150||-5|
|3.||Brittany Marchand||Orangeville, ON||LPGA||299||+11|
|4.||Maude-Aimee Leblanc||Sherbrooke, QC||LPGA||324||-12|
|5.||Anne-Catherine Tanguay||Quebec City, QC||LPGA||408||+8|
|6.||Augusta James||Bath, ON||SYMT||605||-9|
|7.||Jaclyn Lee||Calgary, AB||–||692||-6|
|8.||Samantha Richdale||Kelowna, BC||SYMT||778||-13|
|9.||Elizabeth Tong||Thornhill, ON||SYMT||892||+66|
|10.||Jennifer Ha||Calgary, AB||SYMT||893||-14|