Choi Na Yeon jumps up 7 spots in world rankings after LPGA win

June 30, 2015
Na Yeon Choi of South Korea watches the flight of her ball from the 10th tee during the first round of the LPGA's Coates Golf Championship at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/The Star-Banner Photo, Bruce Ackerman)

(AP Photo/The Star-Banner Photo, Bruce Ackerman)

SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) — South Korean Choi Na Yeon, the latest champion on the LPGA Tour, made a big leap on the women’s world rankings released Tuesday.

Choi, who picked up her second win of 2015 and ninth win of her career in Arkansas on Sunday, moved up seven spots to No. 13 with 4.76 points.

Fellow South Korean Park In-bee remained at the top with 12.01 points, followed by Kiwi sensation Lydia Ko at 10.51 points.

There were three other South Koreans in the top 10: rookie Kim Hyo-joo at No. 4, former LPGA Rookie of the Year Ryu So-yeon at No. 8 and two-time LPGA winner Kim Sei-young at No. 10.

Overall, eight golfers from South Korea ranked inside the top 20, more than any other nation.

In the world rankings, players earn points from tournaments over a rolling 104-week period, and points are weighted more heavily to the most recent 13 weeks.