Ryu leads Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race

Heading into the fifth event of the season, the Kia Classic, So Yeon Ryu has a large lead in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race. Ryu's season got off to a hot start when she finished T2 at the first event of the season, the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. She followed that up two weeks later with a T11 finish at the HSBC Women's Champions.

Last week the LPGA Tour kicked off its domestic season at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. After battling the rain, wind, hail, and lightning during the final round, Ryu held on to a fourth place finish to boost her higher in the rookie race. Ryu isn't a stranger to success as she won the 2011 U.S. Women's Open in a playoff against fellow Korean Hee Kyung Seo.

 

Rank Player
Points
Events
1 So Yeon Ryu
198.00
3
2 Lexi Thompson
73.00
3
3 Cydney Clanton
32.00
2
4 Lizette Salas
28.00
1
5 Mo Martin
26.00
2
T6 Rebecca Lee-Bentham
10.00
2
T6 Danielle Kang
10.00
2
T6 Victoria Tanco
10.00
2
T9 Numa Gulyanamitta
5.00
3
T9 Sandra Changkija
5.00
2
T9 Maude-Aimee Leblanc
5.00
1

Topics: Ryu, So Yeon, Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Race

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