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Arizona golfer Vivian Hou named top amateur in the world

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Arizona Wildcats women’s golfer Vivian Hou is the top amateur in the world according to the most recent World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Hou, a sophomore from Taiwan, leaped to the No. 1 spot in the rankings after earning a top-10 finish on the LPGA Tour’s YICHEN Future Open last weekend.

Hou competed for the Arizona Wildcats last season, placing second in three events and winning Pac-12 Golfer of the Month twice. Hou was also named the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Freshman of the Year.

Hou’s older sister, Yu-Sang, a senior at Arizona and member of the 2017-2018 national title team, is ranked the No.