Kerr jumps to 10th in world

Philadelphia, PA ( – Cristie Kerr rallied to win by two
shots at the Kia Classic on Sunday and that victory pushed Kerr up nine spots
to No. 10 in the world rankings.

Lydia Ko continued her strong season with a third-place finish and she was
able to tighten her grip a bit on the No. 1 spot. Ko improved 0.21 average
points, while world No. 2 Inbee Park fell 0.10 average points despite
finishing fifth Sunday.

The rest of the top-8 remained the same as Stacy Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan
Feng, So Yeon Ryu, Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie are still Nos. 3-8. Lexi
Thompson improved a pair to nine and Kerr rounded out the top-10.

Amy Yang fell a slot to 11 and Karrie Webb dropped three to 12. Kia Classic
runner-up Mirim Lee rose three spots to No. 13, while Anna Nordqvist descended
two to 14.

Azahara Munoz held firm at 15 and Na Yeon Choi and Q Baek each fell three,
putting them at 16 and 17, respectively. Both Brittany Lincicome and Jessica
Korda dropped one to 18 and 19. Ha-Na Jang broke into the top-20 by improving
a pair to No. 20.