B.C.’s Adam Cornelson Makes Biggest Move in This Week’s Rankings
Albin Choi made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 102 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for fifth at the Web.com Tour Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. It was the third-best career finish for the Golf Canada Young Pro Squad member and helped him move from No. 10 in the Canadian rankings up to No. 7. Choi picked up 3.08 world ranking points, his third-straight points-paying finish.
While Choi made the biggest move inside the Top-10, it was Adam Cornelson making the biggest move of the week with his win at Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s Bayview Place Island Savings Open. The Langley, B.C., native gained 882 spots in the world rankings after picking up his first career win while setting a new 72-hole scoring record on the Mackenzie tour. It was quite the turnaround for Cornelson, who finished 94th on the money list last year to lose his Tour status. After finishing tied for ninth at Q-School, he earned exempt status through the first four events of the year. The win was worth 6.00 world ranking points and moved him from No. 29 up to No. 14 in the Canadian rankings.
No. 3 Adam Hadwin picked up 10 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for 11th at PGA’s the Memorial tournament. The result was 6.49 world rankings points for Hadwin, who has five points-paying finishes in his last seven tournaments.
Top-ranked David Hearn picked up four places in the world rankings after finishing tied for 27th at PGA’s the Memorial tournament. The result was good for 3.04 world ranking points – the Brantford, Ont., native’s third straight points-paying finish and his fifth in his last six tournaments.
Justin Shin gained 152 spots in the world rankings and just missed cracking the Top-10 after finishing tied for second at the PGA Tour China’s Cadillac Championship. Shin, who was seeking his second career tour title, matched his career-low score with an opening-round 64 and followed it up with a second-round 62 to set a new 36-hole PGA Tour China record. He also became the first player to make four eagles in a single tournament in PGA Tour China history. The result was worth 3.00 world ranking points and moved him into third spot on the Tour’s money list. The Top-5 earn promotion to the Web.com Tour at the end of the year. Shin also moved from No. 13 up to No. 11 in Canada.
Honourable mention to Thomas Hay, whose tie for sixth at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Bayview Place Island Savings Open enabled him to climb 346 spots in the world rankings to debut on the Canadian rankings at No. 28. It was a career-best finish in 20 starts for the Langley, B.C., native and was worth 1.20 world ranking points.
Other notable results: No. 9 Adam Svensson missed the cut at Web.com Tour Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, while No. 10 Eugene Wong missed the cut.
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Samantha Richdale picked up 37 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for 14th at the LPGA’s Shoprite Classic. The No. 3-ranked Kelowna, B.C., golfer fired back-to-back 68s in the opening rounds to produce her best career finish on the LPGA Tour and her first Top-20 result since 2011.
Maude-Aimée Leblanc was right behind Richdale, gaining 31 spots in the world rankings after finishing 31st at the Shoprite event, equalling her best result on the LPGA this year.
Anne-Catherine Tanguay continued her positive move up the world rankings, picking up another 18 spots after finishing tied for 55th at the LPGA Tour event. It was her best result in five career starts on the Tour and moved her up to No. 8 in the Canadian rankings.
Jessica Wallace had the week off, but moved up one place to No. 7 in the Canadian rankings.
Outside the Top-10, Brittany Marchand made the biggest gain of the week, climbing 140 spots after finishing in a tie for ninth at the Symetra Tour event in Albany, N.Y. It was the first Top-10 result of the year for the former top-ranked amateur in Canada and moved her up to No. 16 in the Canadian rankings.
Other Notable Results: No. 1 Brooke Henderson finished tied for 45th at LPGA’s Shoprite Classic, while No. 2 Alena Sharp and Lorie Kane missed the cut. No. 4 Augusta James finished tied for 20th at Symetra Tour event in New York State, while No. 9 Sara-Maude Juneau claimed 38th place.
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No. 2 ranked Blair Hamilton closed out his collegiate career by finishing in a tie for 36th in the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championship. The Golf Canada National Team member struggled early with two bogeys and a double bogey through his first seven holes in the third round, but rallied with three birdies and an eagle and only one bogey over his final 11 holes to lead the Cougars in scoring. However, it wasn’t enough to get them into the final round.
Teammate Matthew Scobie moved back into the Top-20 after picking up 252 spots in the world rankings to settle at No. 16. Making his NCAA Championship debut, the junior from Ajax, Ont., led the way for the Cougars in the third round, carding a 68 for Houston’s low round of the tournament. He would finish stroke play tied for 62nd.
Chris Crisologo, the No. 9 ranked amateur in Canada, gained 10 spots in the world rankings after finishing fifth at the Golf Canada Canadian University/College Championship. The Simon Fraser sophomore was tied for second in the tournament with the most pars or better.
Scott Secord gained 627 spots in the world rankings after winning individual honours at Golf Canada’s Canadian University/College Championship. Secord’s wire-to-wire win mirrored that of his team, the UBC Thunderbirds, who captured a fifth team title for the men’s side and their third in the past four years.
Joey Savoie gained 24 spots in the world rankings, moving back into the Top-10 after finishing in a tie for 22nd at the St. Andrews Links Trophy event in Scotland.
Louis-Francois Charpentier made his world rankings debut after winning the IJGT Bridgestone Tournament of Champions.
Callum Davison of Duncan, B.C., also made his world amateur rankings debut following his win at the CN Future Links Championnat du Quebec
Honourable mention goes to former Top-10 player Kevin Carrigan, who climbed 333 spots in the world rankings after claiming the British Columbia Mid-Amateur Championship.
Biggest move: Lawren Rowe gained 827 spots in the world rankings after finishing runner-up at the Golf Canada Canadian University/College Championship; it was his second straight second place finish.
MEN’S AMATEUR TOP-10
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There were no major changes in the women’s rankings this week. No. 1 Maddie Szeryk moved back into the Top-30 in the world, picking up three places to sit at No. 29.
Jessica Ip took over the No. 8 spot in the Canadian rankings.
Outside the Top-10, Monet Chun gained 19 spots in the world rankings after winning the CN Future Links Championnat du Quebec. It was the first CN Future Links victory for the 15-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., who moved up to No. 18 in the Canadian rankings.
Honourable mention goes to Kat Kennedy of the University of British Columbia, who made her world amateur rankings debut after winning individual honours at the Golf Canada Canadian University/College Championship.
Biggest Move: Shelly Stouffer picked up 315 world ranking spots after winning the British Columbia Mid-Amateur.
WOMEN’S AMATEUR TOP-10
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