Recari up 19 spots in women's world rankings
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Beatriz Recari collected her second LPGA Tour title on Sunday and that helped her jump 19 spots to No. 26 in this week's women's world rankings.
Not only did Recari make a big move, but so did three of the four players directly behind her in the final standings at the Kia Classic. Runner-up I.K. Kim climbed six to No. 15.
Pornanong Phatlum and Mo Martin shared third behind Recari. Phatlum moved up 14 to No. 52 and Martin soared 58 places to No. 110.
The top five were unchanged with No. 1 Stacy Lewis again followed by Yani Tseng, Na Yeon Choi, Inbee Park and Shanshan Feng.
Ai Miyazato and Jiyai Shin exchanged places with Miyazato up to sixth, while Suzann Pettersen and So Yeon Ryu followed Shin in eighth and ninth.
Paula Creamer inched up one to 10th and that bumped Mika Miyazato down one to 11th. Cristie Kerr shared third at the Kia Classic, but held steady at 12th and Catriona Matthew was 13th again.
Karrie Webb moved up one to 14th and was followed by Kim. Azahara Munoz was 16th again, while Amy Yang tumbled three to 17th. Angela Stanford, Sun Ju Ahn, Mi-Jeong Jang and Brittany Lincicome all dipped one from last week and rank 18th to 21st respectively.
03/25 15:39:45 ET