By: Golf Canada - Week of March 23th, 2015.
No change atop the men’s amateur rankings except for the removal of No. 3 Adam Svensson, who has decided to turn pro.
Blair Hamilton, the new No. 4 ranked Canadian, and Tyler Saunders, now at No.7, gained eight and three spots respectively in the world rankings this past week.
The biggest mover inside the top 10 was Joey Savoie, who went from No. 16 to No. 10 after picking up 62 spots. The sophomore from Quebec finished tied for 21st at the Bobcat Invitational, which featured some of the best Division II teams in the U.S. southeast. Over the course of the last three weeks, Savoie has gained 183 places in the world rankings.
Outside the top 10, James Fahy and Sang Lee have moved into the top 20 in Canada.
On the women’s side, top ranked Maddie Szeryk picked up six spots to climb to No. 60 in the world rankings. The freshman who holds dual citizenship finished tied for fifth at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational. It was the fourth top-5 result in seven tournaments this season for the Golf Canada National Team member.
Elizabeth Tong of Thornhill, Ont. gained 28 spots in the world rankings which was the biggest gain among the top 10 ranked Canadians.
Vanessa Ha moved into the top 20 in Canada, gaining 248 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for fifth at the BYU at Entrada Classic. The Montreal-born Ha was the 36-hole leader but fired a final round 77 for her second top-10 result of the season. The 215 tournament total was a career low for the freshman at the University of San Francisco.
On the pro side of things, David Hearn and Nick Taylor both made positive gains as a result of their play at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Hearn gained 5 spots after finishing tied for 43rd, picking up 1.77 world ranking points. Taylor moved up seven spots after finishing tied for 35th, the second straight week the Abbotsford, B.C. golfer has collected valuable world ranking points.
Top ranked Graham DeLaet slipped down four spots to No. 67 in the world. He will pretty much need a win at this week’s PGA event in Texas if he’s to get a last minute invitation to the Masters next month.
On the women’s side, Alena Sharp continued her solid start on the LPGA Tour. She finished in a tie for 29th at the Founders Cup which was good for a 20 place gain in the world rankings. Five of her last eight rounds have been under par.
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WOMEN’S TOP 10
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MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10
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