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Yani Tseng strengthens No. 1 ranking

Aug. 1, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Yani Tseng repeated as champion of the Women's British Open and tightened her hold on the No. 1 spot on the world women's golf rankings.

It was her seventh championship this year -- four of which were LPGA events. She won the LPGA Championship in June and her title defense at the British Open gives her -- at age 22 -- five major tournament championships.

Only two of the Top 10 women's golfers finished in the Top 10 at Carnoustie, Scotland. Tseng won and No. 5-ranked Choi Na-yeon ended up tied for seventh.

Ai Miyazato missed the cut last week and dropped one spot in the ranking to seventh. Kim In-kyung moves into the No. 6 place.

Tseng has a rankings points average of 16.20, overshadowing the 11.77 average of No. 2-ranked Cristie Kerr. No. 3 Suzann Pettersen (10.94) is the only other golfer with a average more than 9.5.

Jiyai Shin (9.45 average) is fourth with Choi at 8.37. Kim's average is 7.90 with Miyazato coming in at 7.82. Ahn Sun-ju (7.49) is eighth with Paula Creamer (7.28) and Karrie Webb (6.72) completing the Top 10.

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