Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bronte Law moves up to Number 3 in World 

Rankings, Leona Maguire remains second

Bronte Law from Bramhall, Cheshire, a second-year student at UCLA (University of California-Los Angeles), has risen to her best yet Women's World Amateur Ranking, writes Colin Farquharson.
In this week's revised ratings issued by the R and A, Bronte, pictured below, is No 3 behind American Andrea Lee and Ireland's Leona Maguire, a freshman at Duke University, North Carolina.

Six Continentals are ranked in the World's top 20, which gives you an idea of the task faced by the GB and I team of nine, captained by Elaine Farquharson-Black, in the Vagliano Trophy match at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on Friday-Saturday, June 26-27.
Leona Maguire is not available for selection for the GB and I team.
The World's top 20 are:
1 Andrea Lee (USA)
2 Leona Maguire (Ireland)
3 Bronte Law (England)
4 Sally Shin (Australia)
5 Noemi Jimenez (Spain)
6 Ally McDonald (USA)
7 Celine Boutier (France)
8 Madelene Sagstrom (Sweden)
9 Nuria Iturrios (Spain)
10 Bethany Wu (USA)
11 Marijosse Navarra (Mexico)
13 Kristen Gillman (USA)
13 Emma Talley (USA)
14 Dana Finkelstein (USA)
15 Doris Chen (USA)
16 Eun-Jeong Seong (South Korea)
17 Lauren Stephen (USA)
18 Tiffany Chan (Hong Kong)
19 Linnea Strom (Sweden)
20 Olivia Cowan (Germany)

Four of the places in the GB and I Vagliano Trophy team of nine will gain automatic selection from the World Rankings.
Here are the leading World Rankings confined to eligible GB and I players:

Leona Maguire 1387.50
Bronte Law 1375.50
Meghan MacLaren 1185.38
Hayley Davis 1156.60
Alice Hewson 1128.33
Charlotte Thomas 1006.53
Inci Mehmet 986.67
Chloe Williams 985.95
Gemma Dryburgh 945.41
India Clyburn 941.67
Jessica Bradley 930.17
Connie Jaffrey 888.36
Samantha Giles 866.67
Olivia Mehaffey 863.24
Jessica Carty 854.69
Jessica Meek 827.91
Dulcie Sverdloff 827.66
Gemma Clews 825.94
Paula Grant 825.81
Sophie Lamb 805.36
Bethan Popel 799.36
Mary Doyle 797.79
Becky Harries 797.32
Hollie Muse 773.21
Rachel Taylor 750.61