DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Beatriz Recari jumps to No. 26 in the world women's golf ranking after winning the LPGA's Kia Classic.
Recari defeated I.K. Kim with a birdie on the second playoff hole Sunday in winning her second LPGA title. Her first came in October 2010.
The championship pushes her up 19 spots from 45th in the rankings, which were updated Monday.
Inbee Park (7.94) is again fourth with Feng Shanshan in fifth at 6.51.
Ai Miyazato's average is 6.38, just better than Shin's 6.37 but still improving her to No. 6 in the rankings. Shin is seventh. Suzann Pettersen is eighth at 6.13 and Ryu So-yeon (5.88) takes the No. 9 position.
Creamer, ranked 10th, has an average of 4.95, forcing Mika Miyazato (4.92) to 11th.