MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10
James Song gained 821 spots in the world rankings and vaulted into the Top 10 for the first time after finishing runner-up at the AJGA Thunderbird International Junior. Song started the final round with a two stroke advantage before being caught by Pierceson Coody, leading to a playoff to decide the winner. Song has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of California Bears this fall.
Charles Corner was the lone player in the Top 10 to take part in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, finishing in a share of 96th place, eight strokes shy of the last qualifying individual spot. Corner ends his collegiate career having notched four top-five finishes in five spring tournaments this year at UTEP.
Golf Canada National Team members Hugo Bernard and Chris Crisologo both took part in the season opening event of the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada series. Bernard picking up three places in the world rankings while Crisologo jumped eight spots despite both missing the cut at the Freedom 55 Financial Open.
Biggest move:Daniel Campbell gained 1,280 spots in the world rankings after capturing medalist honours at the Canadian University/College Championship. In the process Campbell helped the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades become the first host institution to win a team title since 2014.
|HOMETOWN||SCHOOL||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Hugo Bernard||Mont St-Hilaire, QC||Univ. of Montreal||50||+3|
|2.||Garrett Rank||Elmira, ON||–||74||+4|
|3.||Joey Savoie||La Prairie, QC||–||84||+13|
|4.||Josh Whalen||Napanee, ON||–||189||+15|
|5.||Charles Corner||Cayuga, ON||–||285||-1|
|6.||Chris Crisologo||Richmond, B.C.||Simon Fraser Univ.||339||+8|
|7.||James Song||Rancho Santa Fe, CA||(California)||354||+821|
|8.||Myles Creighton||Digby, NS||Radford||391||+15|
|9.||Emmett Oh||Calgary, AB||–||475||+10|
|10.||Blair Bursey||Gander, NFLD||Utah Valley St.||503||+16|
WOMEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10
Celeste Dao made the biggest gain among the Top 10 after competing in her first professional golf tournament, the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The 17-year-old member of Golf Canada’s National Development squad, who qualified for the event after winning a 36-hole Open qualifier last month, gained 25 spots in the world rankings. However, she fell just short of her goal of making the cut.
Biggest Move:Avril Li gained 458 spots in the world rankings after taking individual honours at the Canadian University/College Championship
|HOMETOWN||SCHOOL||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Maddie Szeryk||Allen, TX||Texas A&M||19||+1|
|2.||Jaclyn Lee||Calgary, AB||Ohio State||43||+2|
|3.||Naomi Ko||Victoria, BC||NC State||158||–|
|4.||Grace St-Germain||Ottawa||Daytona St.||239||+3|
|5.||Michelle Ruiz||Mississauga, ON||Nova Southeastern||276||-1|
|6.||Vanessa Ha||Montreal, QC||San Francisco||268||-28|
|7.||Celeste Dao||Notre-Dame, QC||(Team Canada)||359||+25|
|8.||Valerie Tanguay||St-Hyacinthe, QC||Oklahoma||412||+1|
|9.||Jessica Ip||Richmond Hill, ON||Iowa||429||–|
|10.||Brigitte Thibault||Montreal, QC||Fresno State||475||–|
MEN’S TOP 10
Top ranked Adam Hadwin slipped three places in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 74th at the Memorial Tournament. It marked the first time in 13 starts this season that the Abbotsford, B.C. golfer failed to collect any world ranking points.
Benjamin Silverman takes over the No. 3 ranking in Canada, dropping Mackenzie Hughes down to No. 4 after he missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament.
Outside the Top 10, Roger Sloan gained 35 spots to move within two places of the No. 10 ranking in Canada after finishing tied for 10th at the Web.com Tour Rex Hospital Open. The result was just his third points-paying finish in 13 starts this year.
Blair Hamilton gained 552 spots in the world rankings to move up to No. 15 in the world rankings after finishing runner-up at the PGA Tour Latinoamerica Quito Open in Ecuador. It was his career-best result since turning pro.
Team Canada Young Pro member Albin Choi gained 227 spots after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Web.com Tour Rex Hospital Open. It was his second top 10 result at this event in two years and marked only his second points-paying finish of the season.
Other notable results: No. 6 Austin Connelly finished tied for 51st at the European Tour Italian Open; No. 7 Adam Svensson missed the cut at the Web.com Tour Rex Hospital Open; No. 10 Richard T Lee finished tied for 40th at the Korean Tour KB Finance LIIV Championship;
|HOMETOWN||TOUR||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Adam Hadwin||Abbotsford, BC||PGA||47||-3|
|2.||Graham DeLaet||Weyburn, SK||PGA||171||-5|
|3.||Benjamin Silverman||Thornhill, ON||PGA||234||-4|
|4.||Mackenzie Hughes||Dundas, ON||PGA||242||-22|
|5.||Nick Taylor||Abbotsford, BC||PGA||250||-7|
|6.||Austin Connelly||Irving, TX||EUR||291||-7|
|7.||Adam Svensson||Surrey, BC||WEB||329||-13|
|8.||Corey Conners||Listowel, ON||PGA||333||-4|
|9.||David Hearn||Brantford, ON||PGA||428||-12|
|10.||Richard T Lee||Toronto, ON||ASIA||546||-10|
WOMEN’S TOP 10
Top ranked Brooke Henderson maintained her No. 16 world ranking despite having to withdraw from the U.S. Women’s Open due to personal reasons, described only as an illness in the family. It marked the first time in her professional career she has had to withdraw from an LPGA event.
Other Notable Results: No. 2 Alena Sharp missed the cut at U.S. Women’s Open;
|HOMETOWN||TOUR||WR||+ / –|
|1.||Brooke Henderson||Smiths Falls, ON||LPGA||16||–|
|2.||Alena Sharp||Hamilton, ON||LPGA||139||-6|
|3.||Maude-Aimee Leblanc||Sherbrooke, QC||LPGA||302||-7|
|4.||Brittany Marchand||Orangeville, ON||LPGA||309||-1|
|5.||Anne-Catherine Tanguay||Quebec City, QC||LPGA||472||-8|
|6.||Augusta James||Bath, ON||SYMT||584||-17|
|7.||Samantha Richdale||Kelowna, BC||SYMT||744||-10|
|8.||Jennifer Ha||Calgary, AB||SYMT||848||-15|
|9.||Christina Foster||Concord, ON||SYMT||876||-17|
|10.||Elizabeth Tong||Thornhill, ON||SYMT||924||-16|