American Lexi Thompson inched closer to the top spot in the Rolex Women's Golf Rankings released Monday.
The 22-year-old Thompson vaulted past Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn to reach a career-best No. 2 ranking. She moved up to No. 4 in May and reached No. 3 earlier this month.
Thompson has posted 26 top-10 finishes in her last 45 tournaments, recording three victories and placing second six times on the LPGA Tour in that span.
So Yeon Ryu of South Korea maintained the top spot in the rankings for the sixth consecutive week. Jutanugarn, who spent two weeks at No. 1 last month after ending the 84-week reign of Lydia Ko, fell to third.
South Korea's Sung Hyun Park moved up one slot to No. 4 while New Zealand's Ko continued her descent and dropped to fifth.
In Gee Chun of South Korea and Shanshan Feng of China held steady at Nos. 6 and 7, respectively, while Amy Yang of South Korea moved up one notch to No. 8 and Canada's Brooke Henderson was at No. 9.
Inbee Park of South Korea, who moved up two spots to eighth a week ago, dropped back to No. 10.