Korda jumps to 24th in women's world rankings


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Updated: 1/27 6:51 pm Published: 1/27 6:51 pm


Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jessica Korda won her second LPGA Tour title on Sunday and that helped her climb to No. 24 in this week's world rankings.

The 20-year-old soared 16 places thanks to her 1-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis in the Bahamas.

The top 11 players remained the same, with No. 1 Inbee Park being followed by Suzann Pettersen, Lewis, Lydia Ko, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng, Na Yeon Choi, Karrie Webb, Lexi Thompson, I.K. Kim and Catriona Matthew.

Paula Creamer, who shared third place in the Bahamas, inched up one to 12th and that bumped Cristie Kerr down a notch to 13th. Ha Na Jang held steady in 14th and was trailed again by Amy Yang and Jiyai Shin.

Lizette Salas, who ended alongside Creamer in third place, jumped three places to 17th, while Hee Young Park held steady at No. 18. Angela Stanford dropped a pair to 19th and Beatriz Recari dipped one to 20th.

Yani Tseng won for the first time in 22 months, but it didn't stop her from slipping again in the rankings. Tseng fell two notches to 41st this week.


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