By: John Marchesan (Globe & Mail) – Week of September 15th, 2014.
There is a new No. 1 atop the men’s amateur rankings in Canada. Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont. moved up six places to take over the No. 1 Canadian ranking, ending Corey Conners’ seven week reign at the top. Pendrith, along with Conners and Adam Svensson, were part of Team Canada’s runner-up finish at the Men’s World Amateur Team Championship.
On the professional side, Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. moved up eight spots after finishing tied for 10th at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals. It was his third top-10 result in the last four events and it keeps him No. 1 in the Web.com post-season money list, which will help his priority ranking on the PGA Tour next year.
Ryan Williams climbed 311 spots in the world rankings after winning PGA Tour Canada’s Tour Championship. It vaulted the Vancouver golfer from No. 19 into the top 10 in the Canadian rankings.
Fellow B.C. golfer, Adam Cornelson of Langley, made one of the biggest gains of the week, moving up 333 spots to No. 19 in Canada after finishing in a tie for second at the Tour Championship.
Calgary’s Ryan Yip jumped 131 spots and into the top 20 in Canada after finishing tied for 12 at the Asian Tour Players Championship – his best result on the Asian Tour since a tie for ninth in 2012.
Jessica Wallace of Vancouver makes her debut in the world rankings at No. 12 in Canada following a tie for second at the Symetra Tour event in Kansas. She finished one stroke behind the winner, missing a long birdie putt on the final hole which would have forced a playoff.
Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ont. climbed two spots in the world rankings with a final round 70 to finish tied for 18th at the same event. With one event remaining on the development tour, she sits 17th on the money list and needs to make up just over $7,500 to get into the top 10 and claim her LPGA Tour card.
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