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Inbee Park is new women's golf No. 1

April 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM   |   Comments

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- Inbee Park edged past Stacy Lewis and on Monday became the eighth player to reach the No. 1 spot in the women's world golf rankings.

The LPGA was off this past week but Park won the Kraft Nabisco Championship April 7. That lifted her from fourth to second in the rankings. Further points adjustments this week put her at No. 1.

Since the rankings began in February 2006 just eight players have been ranked No. 1. Lewis a month ago was the seventh and Park becomes the eighth.

Park has a rankings points average of 9.28, just better than a 9.24 posted by Lewis. Yani Tseng, whose 109-week stint at No. 1 was ended by Lewis, has an average of 8.41 and is third.

Choi Na-yeon remains ranked fourth with an average of 8.22 while Ryu-So-yeon (6.84) is fifth and Suzann Pettersen comes in sixth at 6.50.

Jiyai Shin (6.48) is No. 7 followed by Fegn Shanshan (6.26) and No. 9 Ai Miyazato (6.09). Shin and Miyazato are former No. 1s.

Karrie Webb passes Paula Creamer for the No. 10 spot. While both have posted averages of 4.89, Webb is ahead past two decimal places.

The other players to have been ranked No. 1 in women's golf are Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa and Cristie Kerr.

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