Canada's Weekly Top 10
Published on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 03:44PM EDT Last updated on Wednesday, May. 22, 2013 11:48AM EDT
WEEK OF MAY 20 :
Mike Weir makes his return to the world rankings after his tie for 33rd at the PGA's Byron Nelson Championship after making just his fourth cut in 13 events. Weir is ranked 1,136 in the world which slots him into the 22nd spot in the Canadian rankings. Once the No. 3 ranked player in the world following his Masters win in 2003, Weir fell out of the rankings altogether after almost two lost seasons of golf while recovering from injuries in 2011 and 2012.
Top-ranked Graham DeLaet's third top-10 result of the year, a tie for 10th at the same Byron Nelson event, helped him pick up seven places in the rankings, putting him on the cusp of breaking into the top 100 in the world.
Angela Buzminski of Oshawa, Ont., picked up 163 places in the world rankings after a tie for third on the Symetra Tour this past week. It was her best finish on the LPGA's top developmental circuit since a tie for fourth back in 2011 and her 30th career top-10 result, moving Buzminski into third place on the all-time money list.
Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. picked up another 31 spots after a tie for 34th in her first LPGA Tour start of 2013. It was her best result in an LPGA Tour sanctioned event, having previously played in two U.S. Women's Opens and the CN Canadian Women's Open. Kim currently sits fifth on the Symetra Tour's money list as she chases a full-time LPGA Tour card via the developmental circuit.
With the amateur women preparing for the NCAA finals, there was little to no movement among the top 10 this past week.
Team Canada member Taylor Pendrith moved up 10 spots after helping lead Kent State into the NCAA Finals. With the Golden Flashes clinging to a two stroke advantage over SMU, Pendrith chipped in from 40 feet away on the final hole to give them a three shot cushion, which ultimately proved to be enough to clinch the final berth into the championship.
Charlie Hughes climbed six spots after helping lead the top-ranked University of Washington Huskies into the NCAA finals by finishing second at the Tallahassee regional. Hughes' tie for 14th was highlighted by a career-best round of 65 on day two of the regional which kept the Huskies in contention.
Raoul Menard picked up up 14 spots in the rankings and sits as the 14th ranked amateur in Canada as UNC Charlotte just failed to qualify for the NCAA finals. The sophomore from Quebec was the leader among individual golfers at the Columbus Regional after opening with a 67. He ultimately finished in a tie for 18th.
Fellow UNC Charlotte teammate and Canadian Braeden Cryderman was among the big movers of the week, moved up 384 places into the top 25 in Canada. The senior closed out his collegiate career with a tie for 51st at the NCAA regionals.
Alastair Tidcombe of Wolfville, N.S. moved up 557 places after finishing tied for 32nd at the NAIA men's golf championship for the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky.
Eric Banks of Truro, N.S. finished in a tie for 17th at the NCAA South Regional in Baton Rouge, marking his best tournament result, relative to par, since March. The result helped the Florida Gators advance to the NCAA finals and propelled Banks up 44 places in the world rankings.
Complete World Amateur Golf Rankings can be found here.