Stanford Climbs Rankings
The Rolex Rankings Move of the Week belongs to Angela Stanford, who jumped 46 spots in the rankings with her victory at the Evian Championship. Her win at the season’s final major moved her from No. 76 to No. 30 in the world; marking the largest move of her career. Stanford first entered the rankings at No. 100 in February 2006 and had spent a total of 81 weeks ranked in the top 10 during the 2008-2010 seasons, with her best ranking of No. 6, held for seven consecutive weeks in early 2009.
Olson Moves Up 41 Spots
Amy Olson had the second most impactful move up the world rankings after falling just short on Sunday. She moved up 41 spots to No. 48 in the world. Olson played well in France, posting three rounds in the 60s. Olson has played on the LPGA since 2014 and has five top 10 finishes now; notching her best finish in a major with a T2.
Sei Young Kim Moves to Ninth on Race to the CME Globe
Sei Young Kim fell short of her second win this season at the Evian Championship, but her runner-up finish moved her from twelfth to ninth on the new Race to the CME Globe standings. Heading into the off week, Kim has six top 10s including a win at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. She also ranks seventh on the official money list and is seventh in the Rolex Player of the Year standings. Kim also moved up six spots in the Rolex world rankings to no. 13.
Symetra Winner Moves Up 232 Spots
The Symetra Tour played this past weekend at the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout at Mystic Creek Golf Club. Hyemin Kim snagged her second career win and jumped 232 spots to No. 441 in the world and 97 spots to No. 31 in the Volvik Race for the Card standings.
The top 10 players in the Volvik Race for the Card standings following the Symetra Tour Championship earn full LPGA Tour membership for 2019. Meanwhile, those from Nos. 11-30 qualify for Q-Series. The race heats up with only three events remaining on the schedule.
While Kim’s goal is to earn her LPGA Card for 2019, she feels it is crucial for the community to give back to the game.
“If there is no girls golf, then there is no future to the LPGA Tour,” Kim said at the conclusion of the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout. “We have to encourage more junior golfers as much as we can. I think that’s our future for sure.”
During the trophy ceremony, Kim announced she would donate $5,000 of her earning to LPGA USGA Girls Golf; it mirrors what she did after winning the POC Med Golf Classic in 2017 when she gave her entire check from her first Symetra Tour victory to the program.