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Creamer moves to fifth in women's golf

Nov. 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Paula Creamer moved into the Top 5 of the world women's golf rankings, which were updated Monday.

Creamer finished tied for second at the LPGA's CME Group Titleholders tournament in Florida last weekend. Park Hee-young won the event, ending up two strokes ahead of Creamer and Sandra Gal. Park jumps from 58th to 37th in the rankings.

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The tournament wrapped up the 2011 LPGA schedule.

No. 1-ranked Yani Tseng finishes the year with a rankings point average of 18.36. She won 11 tournaments -- seven on the LPGA Tour -- and was named the tour's Player of the Year.

Suzann Pettersen, whose average is 11.04, is ranked second with Cristie Kerr (10.49) in third and Choi Na-yeon (10.49) fourth.

Creamer moves from seventh to fifth by improving her average to 8.52. The shoves Ahn Sun-ju (8.35) and Jiyai Shin (8.28) each down one place to sixth and seventh, respectively.

Kim In-kyung (7.28) is No. 8, Ai Miyazato (7.19) is ninth and Stacy Lewis (7.10) is No. 10.

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