Lee wins his first major, gaining six spots to reach No. 31 in the world rankings.
After winning the Hite Jinro Championship, the final major on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour this year, 20-year-old Lee Ye-won (KB Financial Group) has jumped to No. 31 in the Women’s Golf World Rankings.
In the latest Women’s Golf World Rankings, released on Tuesday, Lee is ranked 31st, up six spots from 37th last week. The ranking is her highest ever.
Lee won her first major championship at the KLPGA Tour’s Hite Jinro Championship, which just concluded on Aug. 8.
With the win, Lee moved into a tie for first place on the money list with Park Ji-young, who has earned KRW 1,265,419.7 million this year. She is also first in points for the Grand Prize (562).
The top of the leaderboard remains unchanged. Lilia Boo (USA) retains the top spot, 카지노사이트킴 followed by Yin Luning (CHN), Jin Jin Ko (28-Solare), Nelly Corda (USA) and Celine Boutier (FRA) in second through fifth place, respectively.
Hyo Joo Kim (28, Lotte), who won the Ascendant LPGA on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, which concluded on Sept. 9, is tied for sixth.
After taking the lead after the first round, Kim held on to the lead until the final day for a wire-to-wire victory, her first LPGA Tour victory in a year and a half since the Lotte Championship in April.
Shin Ji-ae (35-Subaru Bond) and Jeon Ji-in (29-KB Financial Group) are tied for 16th and 26th, respectively.