Lost to a newcomer.
For the second time in a week, 28-year-old Jin Young Ko (Solaire) has fallen back to No. 4 in the world.
According to the Women’s Golf World Rankings released on Friday, the South Korean dropped one spot to fourth from third last week. Ko earned a rating of 7.46 points.
Dropping Ko was Chinese rookie Yin Ruo Ning. In her second year on the Ladies Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, Yin won her first career title at the Dio Implants LA Open in April. In June, she won a major, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She followed that up with back-to-back third-place finishes at the CPKC Women’s Open and Portland Classic last month to move to No. 2 in the world on points.
Last week’s runner-up, Nellie Coda (USA), fell to third place behind Inling. The world number one is Lilia Boo (USA). She’s won two majors this year and remains atop the rankings.
Hyo Joo Kim (KOR) moved up to sixth place, dropping Lydia Ko (NZL) to seventh. At the recent Portland Classic, Kim finished in a tie for 21st place, but Lydia Ko missed the cut and the rankings changed, leaving Ko and Kim the only Koreans in the top 10.
Shin Ji-ae remained at No. 19, while Jeon In-ji dropped from No. 24 to No. 26. Park Min-ji remained at No. 27. Choi Hye-jin dropped from 29th to 30th. Yang Hee-young, Hae-ran Hae, and Ye-won Lee remained at #35, #36, and #37, respectively. Kim A-rim is ranked 41st, Kim Soo-ji is 42nd, Kim Se-young is 45th, and Park Ji-young is 49th.토토사이트
The most notable newcomer to the rankings is Chanetee Wannasan (Thailand). Wannasan won the Portland Classic on the LPGA Tour. She went from 367th last week to 52nd this week. That’s a jump of 315 spots.