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Kerr, Pettersen improve their women's golf ranking

May 6, 2013 at 10:03 AM   |   Comments

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 6 (UPI) -- Cristie Kerr re-enters the Top 10 and Suzann Pettersen moves up to third in the world women's golf rankings, which were updated Monday.

Kerr defeated Pettersen on the second playoff hole Sunday and won the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia. It was Kerr's 22nd professional championship and came 11 years after her first LPGA win.

The result moves Kerr from 12th to 10th in the rankings while Karrie Webb drops from 10th to 12th.

Inbee Park leads the rankings with a points average of 10.19 and Stacy Lewis is second at 9.10.

Pettersen improves her average to 8.31, passing Choi Na-yeon (8.12) and Yani Tseng (7.69) in the rankings.

Ryu So-yeon comes in sixth at 6.83. Jiyai Shin is No. 7 with an average of 6.14. Shanshan Feng (6.07) remains eighth and Ai Miyazato is ninth at 5.91.

Kerr's average is 5.70, allowing her to be ranked ahead of Paula Creamer (4.83) and Webb (4.78).

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