SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey, June 25, 2023 – Ruoning Yin took a share of the lead in the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award standings after winning the second major championship of the 2023 season, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. It is the first major victory for the 20-year-old, who becomes just the second player from the People’s Republic of China to win a major championship, following Shanshan Feng. Yin was also the second player from the People’s Republic of China to ever win on the LPGA Tour when she became a Rolex First-Time Winner earlier this season at the DIO LA Implant Open.
Yin shares the top spot on the RAMA leaderboard with fellow two-time Tour winner and major champion Lilia Vu, who became the first player of the season with multiple victories after winning the Honda LPGA Thailand and The Chevron Championship. Yin finished T41 in the year’s first major and Vu missed the cut in the second giving them each 60 points and a share of the lead with three more majors to play.
The Rolex ANNIKA Major Award recognizes the player who, during a current LPGA Tour season, has the most outstanding record in all five major championships. Points will be awarded at all five major championships to competitors who finish among the top-10 and ties. In order to earn the award by year’s end, a player must win at least one of the five majors titles.
The winner of the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award will be announced following the conclusion of the AIG Women’s Open and will be honored at the Rolex LPGA Awards at the CME Group Tour Championship.
The leaderboard through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is as follows:
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The points structure for the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award:
1st – 60 points; 2nd – 24 points; 3rd – 18 points; 4th – 14 points; 5th – 12 points; 6th – 10 points; 7th – 8 points; 8th – 6 points; 9th – 4 points; 10th – 2 points