Thanks to a final round 68 and a ninth place finish, Angela Stanford moved up one spot to get back into the top-10.
Azahara Munoz, not only moved herself into the No. 2 position in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race, she leapt 37 places in the Rolex Rankings to crack the top-100 in the world. She sits at No. 90.
After making a substantial jump up the rankings a few weeks ago, Stacy Lewis missed the cut this week and dropped five places to No. 37. Sophie Gustafson also suffered downward movement. She lost three spots to sit at No. 25.
The Rolex Rankings (www.rolexrankings.com) are sanctioned by the five major women's professional golf tours: the LPGA; Ladies European Tour (LET); Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan (LPGA of Japan); Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA); Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG); as well as the Ladies Golf Union (LGU), which administers the RICOH Women's British Open.
The Rolex Ranking Board and Technical committee recently agreed on several modifications to the Strength of Field calculations which include: an increase in the World Points factor from 200 to 400; a minimum value of 100 for Strength of Field for all Tours, except the Duramed FUTURES Tour; and the implementation of a true Strength of Field calculation for Duramed FUTURES Tour events, rather than the fixed points ratio of the past.
The Rolex Rankings are the only women's world rankings that incorporate player performances from the five major tours and the Duramed FUTURES Tour, the official developmental tour of the LPGA.