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Sei Young Kim moves up to No. 5 in Rolex Rankings

By The Sports Xchange
Sei Young Kim of Korea. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Sei Young Kim of Korea. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

South Korean's Sei Young Kim, who tied an LPGA record for 72-hole scoring while winning the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix over the weekend, moved up two spots to No. 5 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings released Monday.

Kim fired a 10-under 62 in the final round Sunday to give her a four-day score of 261 -- 27 under par.

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Kim captured her fourth LPGA title by five strokes over second-place Lydia Ko, the world's No. 1-ranked player, who shot a 7-under-par 65, including four birdies in her last five holes.

Ko of New Zealand (11.44 point average) is comfortably ahead of South Korea's Inbee Park (9.15) in the rankings.

Lexi Thompson (7.37) remains No. 3 over fellow American Stacy Lewis (6.88), followed by Kim (6.20).

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