Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Amateur sensation Lydia Ko defended her CN
Canadian Women's Open title with a 5-stroke victory on Sunday and that vaulted
her into the top 10 of this week's women's world rankings.
With the win, the 16-year-old Ko became the first amateur in history to win
two LPGA Tour events and also became the first player to defend her title at
an event since Yani Tseng won the Women's British Open in 2010 and 2011.
Those accomplishments helped Ko jump 12 spots in the rankings to No. 7.
The top six places ahead of Ko remained the same, with Inbee Park again being
followed by Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, Na Yeon Choi, So Yeon Ryu and
I.K. Kim stayed at No. 8, while Shanshan Feng dropped a pair of spots to ninth
and Catriona Matthew fell a place to 10th.
Paula Creamer maintained her position at 11th, Jiyai Shin dropped two spots to
12th, and Cristie Kerr, Ai Miyazato, Yani Tseng, Hee Young Park and Angela
Stanford all fell a place to 13th through 17th.
Lizette Salas held firm in 18th place, Mika Miyazato dropped two places to
19th and Karine Icher jumped up four places behind her second-place finish in
Alberta to round out the top 20.
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