Lydia Ko loses No.1 ranking to Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn
- Author: Stacy Allen Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 8:32
Her rise to the top ends Lydia Ko's 84-week run at No.1 (Ko was also the youngest person to ever reach No.1 on the Rolex Rankings) and, although she wasn't in the field this week, was still able to reach the top of the rankings with Ryu's missed cut.
"I feel good. I feel prepared", Creamer said.
In-Kyung Kim, of South Korea, tees off on the third hole during the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Galloway Township, N.J. They remained on the clock for four holes.
South Korea's Kim In Kyung will be hoping to arrive in Ontario, Canada with a fifth LPGA title to her name.
"It felt good today to go out there and crush all of it and keep building momentum", Wie said.
Kim started the final round tied at the top with Paula Creamer at nine-under.
South Korean star Kim spent a frustrating spell on the sidelines recovering from injuries suffered late past year when she fell down the stairs, and she was winning on only her sixth appearance of the season.
"I really didn't expect (to win) right away, but I knew my game was better than a year ago", said Kim. "Of course, like everybody, want to win the first tournament and it's still my big goal, but I just want to focus what I have to do out there".
Kim, who will turn 29 next week, kidded that people were coming up to her Sunday morning to tell her how well she was playing, and she would think, "Yes, I'm playing well, but why are you surprised?" Ryu's failure to finish solo third or better meant that Jutanugarn took over at the top. I really didn't expect it right away, but I knew my game was better than previous year.
"Today was definitely different wind than yesterday", Creamer said. Back-to-back bogeys at 11 and 12 and a third at the 14th took her out of contention.
"Overall, I feel like I played a little bit better than I scored", Nordqvist said. The LPGA has yet to see a multiple champion so far in 2017, and Nordqvist, who won in Arizona in mid-March, came up short in her bid to become the first.
Creamer, who nearly won this tournament 13 years ago as an amateur, was one shot off the lead when she made the turn. "The fescue is a little hard this year, and with the wind, you're really going to have to hit solid golf shots". She won in 2012 and 2014 at Stockton Seaview.
India's Sharmila Nicollet shot a 76-78 to miss the cut after winning a fan Twitter poll to get the final sponsor exemption.