Fiechter Cracks World’s Top Twenty Rankings

Olivia Fiechter (l) at the 2021 Black Ball Open.

Olivia Fiechter ascended to a new career-high ranking of world No. 20 this month–the American’s first time in the world’s top twenty.

The twenty-five-year-old displayed the best form of her career in her last two events. In March, Fiechter reached the third round of the Black Ball Open–her first appearance in a Platinum third round–which propelled her from world No. 33 in March to world No. 24 in April.

Two weeks ago, Fiechter made anther Platinum third round run in the El Gouna International Open, including a second round upset over world No. 13 Nele Gilis. The El Gouna performance propelled Fiechter up to world No. 20 in June, where she displaces U.S. teammate Sabrina Sobhy, who moves down to world No. 1.


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Elsewhere in the women’s rankings, Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford Clyne both moved down one position in the rankings to No. 6 and No. 13, respectively, while Haley Mendez maintained her position at world No. 42.

In the men’s rankings, Todd Harrity and Shahjahan Khan both improved their rankings after first-round victories in El Gouna. Harrity moves up three positions to world No. 45–his highest ranking since July 2019–and one away from his career high of No. 44. Khan celebrates his highest career world ranking, moving up three positions to world No. 51 and remaining on the cusp of breaking into the top fifty for the first time.

Faraz Khan achieved a career high ranking of world No. 70 following his Austin South Open title last month, moving up fourteen positions. Chris Gordon maintains his position at world No. 78, while Chris Hanson drops three places to world No. 78. Spencer Lovejoy continues his rise in the top 100, moving up three places to a new career high ranking of No. 89.