Moriya Jutanugarn, who finished T-7 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, made the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week with her outstanding play in New Jersey.
The 2013 Lousie Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year started the season ranked No. 85 in the world and has continued to climb the Rolex Rankings. With her fourth top-10 finish of the season she moved up five spots to No. 43, which is the highest ranking of her career.
Other Notable Moves
Gerina Piller moved to third in the Solheim Cup points standings after her T12 finish in New Jersey to further cement her position on Team U.S.A. But for those hoping to make the roster or attract captain Juli Inkster’s attention they will need to continue to perform on the course.
Four-time Solheim Cup veteran, Michelle Wie hopes to make it onto her fifth U.S. roster this August. Wie finished T-3 this past weekend and moved into the 10th position in the Solheim Cup points standings; moving her closer to representing the United States in Des Moines, Iowa with just nine events left until the 2017 Solheim Cup.
Paula Creamer made a jump in the standing moving from No. 21 to No. 18 with her T-7 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, a season-best finish for the LPGA Tour veteran. Creamer is no stranger to playing for her country, and her solid performance last week comes at a crucial time as she hopes to make her seventh straight U.S. Solheim Cup team.
Race to the CME Globe
With her victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, In-Kyung Kim earned 500 points which moved her from No. 71 to No. 24 in the season long Race to the CME Globe standings with 650 points.
Kim made the largest jump in the standings moving up 47 spots after picking up her fifth career win on the LPGA Tour at this past weekend’s event in New Jersey. This season, players have continued to jockey for the top spot and So Yeon Ryu’s holds a narrow lead over Ariya Jutanugarn.
The top five finishers entering Naples control their destiny at the CME Group Tour Championship, meaning if they win in Naples, they will also win the CME Globe, but the top twelve finishers will have a mathematical chance at winning the CME Globe.
Ryu (1), Jutanugarn (2), Thompson (3), Cristie Kerr (4), In Gee Chun (5), Anna Nordqvist (6), Inbee Park (7), Sung Hyun Park (8), Sei Young Kim (9), Minjee Lee (10), Shanshan Feng (11), and Mirim Lee (12) make up the top-12.