Korean rookie re-enters top 10 in women's golf rankings

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  • Published : May 30, 2017 - 09:14
  • Updated : May 30, 2017 - 09:14

On the strength of her best finish of the season, South Korean rookie Park Sung-hyun has re-entered the top 10 in the latest women's world golf rankings.

Park rose three spots to No. 8 in the latest rankings Tuesday.

In this Associated Press photo, Park Sung-hyun of South Korea reacts after a missed birdie attempt on the 17th green during the final round of the LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on May 28, 2017. (Yonhap)

She finished tied for second at the LPGA Volvik Championship last weekend in Michigan. It was her fourth top-10 finish of the year.

Park began the month of May at No. 10 but slipped to No. 11 in the May 8 rankings. She stayed there for two weeks before moving back inside the top 10.

Park is one of six South Koreans ranked among the best 10 in the world, joining Ryu So-yeon (No. 3), Chun In-gee (No. 5), Park In-bee (No. 7), Kim Sei-young (No. 9) and Amy Yang (No. 10).

Park Sung-hyun also leads all players in the Rookie of the Year points race with 491.

Meanwhile, Ryu is locked in a battle for the top spot with No. 1 Lydia Ko and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn.

Ko has 8.40 points, followed by Jutanugarn with 8.33 and Ryu with 8.21. Of the three, only Ryu will compete at this week's LPGA event, the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey. (Yonhap)