The official world women’s rankings have been updated following success for Nutcharut Wongharuthai at the last weekend’s British Women’s Open.
The WWS world rankings operate on a rolling two-year basis (excluding the 2020/21 season which did not take place), with points earned during 2018/19 to be removed during the course of this season. At this revision points earned at the 2020 Belgian Open were held and those from the 2019 Belgian Open were replaced by those earned at the British Open.
Three players (Ng On Yee, Diana Schuler and Jackie Ellis) applied for the protection of points due to be removed under our current Ranking Adjustments Policy and these applications were granted.
There are now 174 players recorded on the latest ranking list.
The top eight in the world rankings remain unchanged, with Nutcharut Wongharuthai, Rebecca Kenna and Maria Catalano gaining points gains having improved upon their results at the 2019 Belgian Open.
The gap at the top has narrowed slightly following defeat for Reanne Evans in the final, but the 12-time world champion nevertheless retains a significant lead of 14,312 points, with winner’s points from ten of the 15 counting events at this time.
There is a new career-high position for England’s Steph Daughtery after she reached her second ranking event quarter-final of the season at The Winchester to continue her rise up the list.
Her progress comes at the expense of Wendy Jans, who drops five places to 14th after she was not present to defend her semi-final points from Bruges in 2019.
Also among those on the up are veteran Jenny Poulter who climbs three positions to 19th, as well as Northern Ireland’s Chucky Preston who has broken into the top 20 for the first time after maintaining her 100% record of knockout qualification from five tournaments played.
There are also new career bests for Zoe Killington (24), Harriet Haynes (28), Jamie Hunter (34), Mary Talbot-Deegan (37) Louise Cothier (39) and Chrissy Allwood (47) within the top 50. Several players behind have also made gains, most notably the returning Tessa Davidson who re-enters the rankings in at 68th place following her impressive quarter-final run at her first tournament in 23 years.
Steph Daughtery maintains her stranglehold upon the Under-21 rankings following her third title of the season in Leicestershire, but there is a new high for beaten finalist Zoe Killington who climbs one place to fourth.
In the Seniors rankings there is no change at the top with Jenny Poulter and Jan Hughes retaining the top two positions, but Eden Masters champion Mary Talbot-Deegan is up to third after her semi-final run last weekend.
For Tessa Davidson, she immediately enters the list in sixth position following her comeback title at The Winchester.
There are now a record 29 players ranked on the Seniors list, underlining the increased popularity of the Tour among players aged over-40.
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