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Park In-bee stays at No. 1 in women's golf rankings after Korean tour win

By Yonhap
  • Published : May 22, 2018 - 14:04
  • Updated : May 22, 2018 - 14:04
Fresh off her first win on home soil, South Korean golfer Park In-bee remained at No. 1 in the women's world rankings released Tuesday.

Park has been sitting at the top since April 23, after starting the year at No. 13. She won the Bank of Hope Founders Cup on the LPGA Tour in March, and last weekend, she captured the Doosan Match Play Championship for her first victory on the Korea LPGA Tour.

Park has 7.87 rankings points, 0.88 point ahead of No. 2 Feng Shanshan.

South Korean golfer Park In-bee holds up the champion`s trophy after winning the Doosan Match Play Championship on the Korea LPGA Tour at Ladena Golf Club in Chuncheon, 85 kilometers east of Seoul, on May 20, 2018. (Yonhap)

Choi Hye-jin, a KLPGA rookie who made the final 16 at the match play event, climbed a spot to a new career high of No. 7.

There are three other South Koreans inside the top 10: Park Sung-hyun (No. 4), Ryu So-yeon (No. 6) and Kim In-kyung (No. 8).

Chun In-gee, who finished in second place at Kingsmill Championship on the LPGA Tour last weekend, jumped two spots to No. 13.(Yonhap)