World Amateur Ranking update: Moves for O'Driscoll, LeBlanc and Selfridge
 Kevin Le Blanc with Spain's Mario Galiano, the new world amateur No 10

Kevin Le Blanc with Spain's Mario Galiano, the new world amateur No 10

The Island's Kevin LeBlanc leapt a massive 858 places in the World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to his 11th place finish in the Copa Andalucía in Spain last week.

He earned almost as many points for his finish in the C class event in Marbella as he did for winning the Junior Open last year and is now 2,926th in the world while Killarney's Tommy O'Driscoll, who finished 10th, jumped 594 places to 1,624th. See Irish ranking

Moyola Park's Chris Selfridge also improved his ranking significantly and is now 173rd thanks to his fifth place finish in the New Year's Invitational in Florida.

Ireland has five players in the world's Top 100 — Gavin Moynihan (34th), Paul Dunne (49th), Jack Hume (50th), Gary Hurley (66th) and Cormac Sharvin (94th) — while England has six and Scotland (4)

Oliver Schniederjans of the US, who is competing on the European Tour in Abu Dhabi this week, remained at world No 1 while Copa Andalusia winner Pep Angles moved up 27 places to 27th.

Runner up Mario Galiano is now 10th in the world, a leap of 10 places, thanks to his performance at the Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina.

In the women's ranking, Paula Grant is the leading Irishwoman at 104th. See breakdown

Leading Irish in the World Amateur Golf Ranking

This week Last week Change Player Country Divisor Points average
34 35 +1 Gavin Moynihan 35 1099.17
49 47 -2 Paul Dunne 55 1068.45
50 48 -2 Jack Hume 51 1062.75
66 67 +1 Gary Hurley 58 1020.83
94 94 - Cormac Sharvin 44 989.77
132 131 -1 Dermot McElroy 46 944.57
168 171 +3 Robin Dawson 42 906.55
173 206 +33 Chris Selfridge 56 903.42
266 268 +2 Richard Bridges 37 853.38
308 307 -1 Stuart Grehan 46 841.67
322 323 +1 John-Ross Galbraith 30 837.08
359 363 +4 Paul McBride 31 824.60
492 495 +3 Geoff Lenehan 39 783.33
690 702 +12 Colm Campbell 22 731.25
717 732 +15 Eugene Smith 26 725.00
810 822 +12 Gary O'Flaherty 22 704.46
824 836 +12 Rowan Lester 27 701.79
845 854 +9 Darragh Coghlan 27 696.43
897 905 +8 Stephen Healy 30 686.67
927 932 +5 Gareth Lappin 41 680.49
971 978 +7 Matthew McClean 28 670.54
1123 1129 +6 Daniel Holland 34 646.45
1144 1152 +8 Robert Cannon 25 641.96
1252 1260 +8 Alex Gleeson 32 621.09
1273 1281 +8 Tiarnan McLarnon 29 616.38
1278 1286 +8 Declan Loftus 28 615.18
1372 1379 +7 Alan Lowry 38 594.74
1407 1413 +6 Barry Anderson 18 588.39
1413 1418 +5 Eddie McCormack 21 587.50
1483 1489 +6 Pat Murray 20 571.43
1504 1509 +5 Ryan McKinstry 35 568.57
1624 2218 +594 Tommy O'Driscoll 26 543.75
1636 1644 +8 Gary Collins 19 541.96
1830 1835 +5 Ronan Mullarney 32 509.38
1850 1858 +8 Stephen Watts 22 504.17
1862 1873 +11 Keagan Cummings 28 500.00
1884 1893 +9 Conor O'Rourke 21 495.54
1899 1910 +11 Eoin Leonard 28 491.96
1908 1919 +11 James Fox 18 489.29
1938 1950 +12 Richard Knightly 22 483.93
1942 1954 +12 Jeffrey Hopkins 18 483.04
1968 1980 +12 Aaron Grant 23 478.57
1987 1997 +10 Mark Shanahan 17 475.00
2136 2142 +6 Alexander Wilson 20 446.43
2169 2174 +5 Colin Fairweather 15 441.07
2172 2177 +5 Gary McDermott 12 440.18
2230 2237 +7 Shane McGlynn 30 430.00
2258 2267 +9 Joseph Lyons 18 424.11
2284 2295 +11 Simon Bryan 18 417.86
2323 2330 +7 David Carey 42 410.71
2412 2422 +10 Jamie Richardson 27 396.43
2463 2474 +11 Shaun Carter 21 385.71
2526 2539 +13 Steffan O'Hara 14 372.32
2552 2564 +12 Eoin Arthurs 14 367.86
2568 2581 +13 Stuart Winsby 22 365.18
2586 2601 +15 Ben Best 18 360.71
2586 2601 +15 William Russell 20 360.71
2604 2618 +14 Sean Flanagan 18 359.82
2614 2626 +12 William Hanna 17 357.14
2644 2654 +10 Adrian Morrow 15 352.68
2690 2701 +11 James Sugrue 16 344.64
2727 2740 +13 Eanna Griffin 16 339.29
2876 2884 +8 Joe Crangle 15 314.29
2905 2914 +9 Stephen Walsh 17 310.71
2926 3784 +858 Kevin Leblanc 10 307.14
2973 2985 +12 Mark Collins 16 300.00
2973 2985 +12 Sean Ryan 21 300.00
3025 3033 +8 Conor Coyne 19 292.86
3100 3195 +95 Daniel Brennan 19 278.57
3118 3128 +10 Maurice Kelly 12 277.68
3181 3195 +14 Kyle McCarron 10 267.86
3238 3251 +13 John Greene 16 260.71
3318 3333 +15 Owen Crooks 14 250.89
3321 3336 +15 Matthew Kane 17 250.00
3406 3421 +15 Michael Sinclair 9 239.29
3429 3443 +14 Greg Mungovan 12 235.71
3484 3501 +17 Stuart Bleakley 11 228.57
3509 3527 +18 Jack Pierse 11 225.00
3543 3564 +21 Alan Thomas 12 221.43
3594 3613 +19 Matthew McKnight 17 214.29
3718 3741 +23 Niall Gorey 8 200.00
3762 3784 +22 Liam Harnett 10 196.43
3887 3909 +22 Jordan Hood 10 182.14
3913 3932 +19 Eamonn Haugh 6 181.25
3990 4009 +19 Alan Condren 9 171.43
4026 4044 +18 Connor Doran 6 167.86
4026 4044 +18 Jamie Knipe 17 167.86
4094 4110 +16 Harry Diamond 9 160.71
4135 4150 +15 Kieran McCarthy 8 157.14
4221 4234 +13 Des Morgan 7 150.00
4263 4277 +14 Rory Leonard 7 146.43
4303 4317 +14 Ryan Gribben 7 142.86
4331 4348 +17 Timothy Jordan 11 139.29
4380 4394 +14 Tony McClements 11 135.71
4423 4437 +14 Serryth Heavey 9 132.14
4503 4516 +13 Ian O'Flynn 8 125.00
4503 4516 +13 Kelan McDonagh 7 125.00
4758 4776 +18 David Mulholland 4 107.14
4807 4827 +20 Jim Carvill 5 103.57
4863 4886 +23 Gareth Bohill 6 100.00