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Lewis, Feng rise in women's golf rankings

July 30, 2012 at 10:20 AM   |   Comments

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- Stacy Lewis and Feng Shanshan inched up in the world women's golf rankings after Top Five finishes at the LPGA's Evian Masters in France.

Inbee Park won the tournament by two strokes for her second LPGA win. She also has four victories on the JLPGA, including one in May. She's now No. 15, after starting the tournament at No. 21.

Lewis and Karrie Webb tied for second. That allowed Lewis to pass Choi Na-yeon for second place in the world rankings. Webb improves her standing five places to No. 19.

Feng tied with two golfers for fourth, which allows her to switch places with Ai Miyazato for fourth in the rankings.

Cristie Kerr jumps past Ahn Sun-ju to eighth in the rankings in the other change in the world women's golf Top 10.

Yani Tseng still has a substantial -- if shrinking -- hold on the No. 1 spot. Her ranking points average is 15.40 while Lewis comes in at 8.78 and Choi is 8.71. Feng has an average of 8.30 and Miyazato has an average of 8.06.

Suzann Pettersen is sixth at 7.33 and Amy Yang (6.44) seventh after they tied for 24th at the Evian Masters. Kerr's average of 6.25 is eighth-best while Ahn has an average of 6.19 and Jiyai Shin is 10th at 5.54.

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