Park Min-ji jumps to 14th in women’s golf… 1st place is Jinyoung Go


Park Min-ji takes a commemorative photo with a trophy after winning the KLPGA Tour KB Financial Star Championship held at Blackstone Icheon in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do on the 18th. Provided by KLPGA

Park Min-ji, who won the second major trophy of her career, climbed to 14th place in the world, which is her personal best.

In the world women’s golf rankings published on the 20th (Korea time), Park Min-ji jumped five places to 14th place. Park Min-ji achieved 4 wins on the season at the KB Financial Star Championship on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf Tour (KLPGA), which ended on the 18th. Park Min-ji’s personal best ranking is 14th in the world rankings. Park Min-ji also became ranked 14th in the world in October last year.

Jinyoung Ko retained first place. Jinyoung Ko is recovering from a wrist injury after missing consecutive cuts at the AIG Women’s Open and the CP Women’s Open on the LPGA Tour last month. Jinyoung Ko has an average ranking point of 8.23, which is 0.44 points away from second place Nelly Corda (USA, 7.79). Australian Korean Lee Min-ji and Korean New Zealander Lydia Ko followed in 3rd and 4th place, and Ataya Titikun (Thailand) pushed Brook Henderson (Canada) into 5th place. Jeon In-ji rose to 8th and Kim Hyo-joo moved to 9th. Park In-bi and Choi Hye-jin took 16th and 19th place. Andrea Lee, a Korean-American who won the Amazing Creek Portland Classic, climbed 22 places to 54th place.

In the men’s position, Seongjae Lim retained the highest position among Korean players in 19th, while Joohyung Kim, who will participate in this week’s Presidents Cup with him, is in 22nd, Kyunghoon Lee 43rd, and Siwoo Kim in 76th. Ahn Byung-hoon, who tied for 4th at the Fortinet Championship on the PGA Tour, jumped from 309 to 233.

The top men’s rankings remain the same, from 1st Scotty Schaeffler (USA) to 2nd Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), 3rd Cameron Smith (Australia), 4th Patrick Cantlay, and 5th Xander Shopley (USA). The 5th LIV Golf Invitational, where Smith won, had no world ranking points, so it had no impact. Max Homar (USA), who won the Fortinet Championship for the second year running, jumped six places to 16th.

Reporter Oh Hae- won

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