Feng up to No. 3 in women's golf rankings

June 25, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 25 (UPI) -- Feng Shanshan inches up another notch to No. 3 in the women's world golf rankings, which were updated Monday.

Feng finished seventh in last week's Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Canada, which was won in a playoff by Brittany Lang. Feng was only of two Top 10 players to have a Top 10 finish at the LPGA Classic. The other was second-ranked Stacy Lewis, who tied for fifth, one stroke out of the playoff.

Feng reached the Top 10 in the rankings for the first time March 26. In the last three weeks, she has gone from 10th to fifth June 11, to fourth last week and now to No. 3.

Her move up this week pushes Choi Na-yeon down on place to fourth.

Yani Tseng has a rankings points average of 16.98 and continues to be comfortably in the No. 1 spot, which she's occupied for 72 weeks. Lewis has an average of 8.37 with Feng third at 7.80, just ahead of Choi's 7.71.

Also close is No. 5 Suzann Pettersen at 7.60.

Ai Miyazato is sixth with an average of 7.12 with Ahn Sun-ju (6.65) seventh and Cristie Kerr (6.43) at No. 8. Kim In-kyung (6.03) and Jiyai Shin (5.94) complete the Top 10.

Lang, whose win Sunday marked her first LPGA tournament title, goes from 35th to No. 24 in the rankings.

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