Rolex Rankings Move of the Week: So Yeon Ryu

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So Yeon Ryu of South Korea chips to the first green during the final round of the the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

LPGA Tour So Yeon Ryu had the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week with her win at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I moving 10 spots to No. 12. Ryu fired a final-round 9-under par 62 to win and become the fifth Rolex-First Time Winner this year. While Ryu won last year’s U.S. Women’s Open, this marks her first official LPGA Tour victory as a member.

Ryu entered Sunday’s final round tied atop the leaderboard with fellow South Koreans I.K. Kim, Jiyai Shin, and Hee Kyung Seo. Ryu got her first birdie of the day at the par-4 third then rolled in another one for birdie at the par-4 fifth.

Last year, Angela Stanford recorded nine top-10 finishes and all she wanted was a win. This year is a little different for Stanford, while she won the HSBC Women’s Champions 2012, she has only finished in the top-10 two additional times including a runner-up finish this week. With Stanford's second place finish she moved up three spots to No. 17.

Topics: Rolex Rankings Move of the Week, Ryu, So Yeon, Marathon Classic

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