Canada's Weekly Top 10
Published on Thursday, May. 09, 2013 12:01PM EDT Last updated on Wednesday, May. 15, 2013 02:40PM EDT
WEEK OF MAY 13 :
Quite a shakeup in the Canadian amateur rankings over the past week as Jisoo Keel and Brittany Henderson moved into the top five based on solid performances.
Keel climbed 70 places to 53rd in the world rankings and went from NO. 8 in Canada to No. 3 after finishing runner-up to top ranked Brooke Henderson at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship. The 15-year-old Henderson picked up four places to move into the top 30 in the world.
Older sister Brittany closed out her collegiate career at Coastal Carolina with a tie for 19th at the NCAA Central Regional. The school just missed out on qualifying for the finals by three strokes. Henderson managed to climb 22 spots to No. 5 in Canada and No. 99 in the world, giving Canada five players ranked inside the top 100.
Anne-Catharnie Tanguay of Quebec City finished tied for second at the NCAA Central Regional, helping Oklahoma to a berth in the NCAA Finals. It was her best tournament result of the season and her seventh top-10 result in 10 events. She picked up 15 spots to move to No. 59 in the world.
Just outside the top 10, Calgary's Jennifer Ha picked up 52 places in the world rankings to move to No. 14 in Canada. The sophomore at Kent State set a school record at the NCAA West Regional to finish in eighth place in the individual leaderboard, advancing her to the NCAA Finals. However, the Golden Flashes just missed out on moving on after finishing 12th in the team standings.
On the men's side, the opening event of the CN Future Links season proved beneficial for several players.
Kevin Kwon from Pitt Meadows, B.C., picked up the win at the Pacific Championship after previously finishing runner-up at the event on two occasions. That helped the Team Canada Development Squad member move up 91 spots in the world rankings.
Two other Development Squad members - Matt Williams of Calgary and Matthew Scobie of Ajax, Ont. - finished fourth and tied for ninth, respectively, at the Future Links event. Williams picked up 116 spots in the world rankings and sits 16th in Canada just behind Scobie, who moved up 300 spots to break into the top 20 this week.
Adam Svensson, the fifth ranked amateur in Canada, picked up 27 places in the world rankings after finished third at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional. The freshman at Barry University helped his team to second place and a berth in the NCAA Finals for the fifth straight year.
Congratulations to Zack Kempa of Brantford, Ont., who shot a final round 69 to come from two shots back and win the individual title at the NCAA D2 Atlantic East Regional. In the process the junior helped Indiana University of Pennsylvania rally from a four stroke deficit to win the tournament and secure an automatic berth in the NCAA Championship. Kemp picked up 134 world ranking places in the process.
On the professional side, Alena Sharp and Isabelle Beisiegel came up with top three finishes at the LPGA's Symetra Tour event to boost their rankings. Sharp finished runner-up for the second time in as many events this year while Beisiegel's runner-up finish was her best result of the year. Sharp vaulted ahead of Maude-Aimee Leblanc into third place in the Canadian rankings while Beisiegel climbed 112 spots in the world rankings.
Complete World Amateur Golf Rankings can be found here.