Ly­dia stands tall atop world rank­ings

New Straits Times - - Sport -

TORONTO: Ly­dia Ko of New Zealand is atop the Women’s World Golf Rank­ings for the 92nd week of her ca­reer, tied with South Korea’s Park In­bee for third all time.

Only Lorena Ochoa of Mex­ico (158) and Yani Tseng of Tai­wan (109) have ac­cu­mu­lated more time as the world’s topranked player than Ly­dia and In­bee.

In­bee, who re­mains ninth in the rank­ings, shot a 19-un­der­par 269 to win the HSBC Women’s Cham­pi­onship by one stroke.

Ly­dia, who tied for ninth at the HSBC Women’s Cham­pi­onship, be­came the youngest player to reach No 1 at age 17 in Fe­bru­ary 2015 and has re­mained there ever since.

South Korea’s Ryu So Yeon moved up one spot to No 5. She has held the world’s fifth rank­ing for a to­tal of 62 weeks in his ca­reer. The last time So Yeon was ranked out­side the top 13 was in Au­gust 2012.

So Yeon tied for sev­enth at the HSBC Women’s Cham­pi­onship at 13 un­der.

Thai­land’s Ariya Ju­tanu­garn main­tained her spot at No 2 while China’s Feng Shan­shan and South Korea’s Chun In Gee round out the top five.

South Korea’s Jang Ha-Na dropped one spot to sixth. Lexi Thomp­son is the top-ranked Amer­i­can at No 6 while South Kore­ans Amy Yang (No 8) and Kim Sei Young (No 10) com­plete the top 10. Reuters

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