Date: October 30, 2017
Author: Golf Australia

Winners determined for Australian Rankings

The winners of the Australian Amateur Ranking Systems were spread around Australia in 2017.

WA’s Minwoo Lee took out the Men’s Rankings, while Korea’s Hye-Jin Choi took out the Women’s Rankings.

The system rewards the best performed and most consistent amateur players through various ranking events across Australia in the past 12 months.

Lee’s ranking win was courtesy of a win in the WA Amateur, a runner up finish in the Australian Amateur, and a further four top five finishes.

Choi topped the women’s standings after a win in the Australian Amateur and NSW Amateur, as well as a 5th placing in the Oates Victorian Open and 7th overall in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

NSW’s Joshua Armstrong won the Boys’ Rankings with victories in the Greg Norman Junior Masters and the Avondale Amateur and a further three top five finishes.

As open age events contribute to the Girls’ Rankings, Choi easily took those honours, with NSW’s Grace Kim finishing in second place.

Greg Rhodes (Vic) took out the Men’s Senior Rankings for the third consecutive year after his win in the Australian Men’s Senior Amateur, and another three wins in Ranking Events.

NSW’s Kim Burke beat Jacqui Morgan (NSW) by the slimiest of margins in the Women’s Senior Rankings, after Morgan had won the last three year’s rankings. Burke’s second place in the qualifying rounds and reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur helped her nudge ahead.

The ranking events attracted more than 3,500 players from around Australia and the world, with the Ranking System continuing to provide vast interest for golfers of all ages and genders.

The Australian Amateur Ranking System encourages participation among low-handicapped golfers and allows them to monitor their own development and form.

The Australian Amateur Championship, as well as other prominent national golf championships, uses the rankings as an entry criterion for their events.

Each system is points-based and operates over a 12-month rolling period. All national championships and each state’s amateur championship in the respective systems count towards a player’s average, in addition to various other major events.

Players’ points are determined by their finishing positions in each event and the events themselves are weighted according to the field strength.

From 2018, the Australian Amateur Ranking Systems will be known as the Golf Australia Order of Merit.


Men’s Rankings:

  1. Minwoo Lee (WA) 128.37
  2. Charlie Dann (Qld) 103.14
  3. Dylan Perry (NSW) 99.70

Women’s Rankings:

  1. Hye Jin Choi (KOR) 132.48
  2. Karis Davidson (Qld) 128.01
  3. Rebecca Kay (Qld) 117.10

Boys’ Rankings:

  1. Joshua Armstrong (NSW) 100.95
  2. Jediah Morgan (Qld) 95.56
  3. Jose De Sousa (WA) 85.08

Girls’ Rankings:

  1. Hye Jin Choi (KOR) 177.27
  2. Grace Kim (NSW) 113.98
  3. Ga-Young Lee (KOR) 106.43

Senior Men’s Rankings:

  1. Greg Rhodes (Vic) 144.36
  2. Gordon Claney (Vic) 120.70
  3. Kym Olsen (Vic) 116.29

Senior Women’s Rankings:

  1. Kim Burke (NSW) 181.38
  2. Jacqui Morgan (NSW) 181.25
  3. Helen Pascoe (Vic) 137.63


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