Maude-Aimée Leblanc made a significant move up the Top-10 rankings, picking up 46 spots to go from No. 5 all the way up to No. 3 in Canada following her performance in the season-opening LPGA event. The Quebec golfer finished in a tie for 31st at the tournament in the Bahamas. She now finds herself inside the top 400 in the world for the first time since last July.
Canada’s top-ranked female pro, Brooke Henderson, finished in a tie for 21st in the Bahamas. That enabled her to pick up one spot in the world rankings, moving back to No. 17 – one off her career-best showing achieved last September.
Alena Sharp, the No. 2 ranked pro in Canada, picked up two spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 38th.
On the men’s side, Toronto’s Richard T Lee made the biggest move among the Top-10 after finishing tied for 14th at the Asian Tour’s season-opening event in Singapore. The No. 5 ranked pro in Canada gained 34 spots in the world rankings, scoring 2.59 world ranking points.
Adam Svensson gained 28 spots in the world rankings after he finished tied for 14th at the season-opening Latinoamérica Tour event in Panama. The result was worth 1.30 world ranking points to the B.C. golfer – his second straight points-paying finish at a Web.com Tour event and his first since earning full status on the development tour this year.
Riley Fleming finished tied for fifth at the Asian Development Tour event in Malaysia. The result was worth 1.28 world ranking points – it was his second career points-paying finish and second-best career result. Fleming went from No. 31 up to No. 26 in the Canadian rankings with a gain of 300 places in the world rankings.
Other notable results: No. 2 Graham DeLaet finished tied for 69th at PGA’s Farmers Insurance Open. No. 3 Adam Hadwin was tied for 63rd at the same event while No. 4 Nick Taylor missed the cut. Brad Fritsch (No. 6) finished tied for 56th while Taylor Pendrith (No. 9) missed the cut at Latinoamérica Tour event in Panama. Mike Weir (No. 17) missed the cut at his second straight European Tour event and slipped two more spots in Canadian rankings.
The biggest movement in the men’s amateur rankings came from the bottom end of the Top-10. Alistair Docherty and Alastair Tidcombe each gained 12 spots to move past Garrett Rank in the Canadian rankings into the No.6 and No. 7 spots, respectively.
Branson Ferrier, a senior at Alabama State and the No. 3 ranked amateur in Canada, opened the spring campaign with a tie for 12th at the UCR Winter Intercollegiate. Teammate and fellow Canadian Francis Berthiaume finished in a three-way tie for ninth.
Biggest Move: Charles Corner gained 370 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 32nd at the Arizona Intercollegiate. The sophomore from Cayuga, Ont., helped UTEP to a seventh place showing at the event while leading the entire field in par-three scoring at the tournament. He posted a career-best finish of 11th (tied) during the fall campaign.
One change among the Top-10 on the amateur women’s side saw Sabrine Garrison climb five places in the world rankings to move past Jaclyn Lee into the No. 9 spot in Canada.
Biggest move: Jennifer Yoon gained 24 spots in the world rankings. The Toronto teen captured the Ontario Juvenile Girls’ Championship in 2015.
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