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Ji climbs to No. 25 after victory at Tranquilo

Jan 23,2019
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Ji Eun-hee

Powered by her fifth career LPGA victory, Korean Ji Eun-hee has cracked the top 30 in the latest women’s world rankings.

Ji, who won the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Florida over the weekend, jumped seven spots to No. 25 in the rankings announced Tuesday.

Ji defeated fellow Korean Lee Mi-rim by two strokes at 14-under 270 at the Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Golf & Sports Club Orlando. At 32 years, 8 months and 7 days, Ji also became the oldest Korean winner on the LPGA Tour, breaking the previous record of 32 years, 7 months and 18 days set by Hall of Famer Pak Se-ri in May 2010.

There were no changes inside the top 10. Three Koreans - Park Sung-hyun, Ryu So-yeon and Park In-bee - stayed at Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Ko Jin-young, the 2018 LPGA Rookie of the Year, was the fourth Korean in the top 10.

None of the four played at the Tournament of Champions.

Yonhap