Aussie amateurs improve world ranking
BY Bruce Young | 22 Aug 2013
Australians Brady Watt and Oliver Goss have made significant leaps in the world amateur rankings following their standout performances at the US Amateur Championship in Boston last week.
Watt, who was in 9th position leading into last week’s event has improved to 4th as a result of reaching the semi-finals, while the man who defeated him to reach the final, Oliver Goss, has improved from 13th to 8th.
The next best Australian is yet another West Australian in Daniel Hoeve who is 29th while Victorian Nathan Holman is 40th and Queensland’s Taylor MacDonald the only other Australian inside the top 50 in 49th position.
The US Amateur Champion, Matthew Fitzpatrick of England has taken over from Taiwan’s Cheng tsung Pan as the world number one with Pan dropping to 6th.
New Zealander Lydia Ko has a huge lead in the Women’s Ranking ahead of Victorian Su Hyun Oh with West Australian Min Jee Lee 4th.
Fitzpatrick and Ko have won the Mark H. McCormack Medals as the leading men’s and women’s amateur players in the 2013 World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).