Lydia stands tall atop world rankings
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