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Salas jumps to 10th in world rankings

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Lizette Salas earned her first career victory on the LPGA Tour Sunday, and that jumped her to 10th in this week's world rankings.

Salas' 4-stroke victory at the Kingsmill Championship jumped her six places in the rankings from 16th last week.

Inbee Park again maintained the top spot ahead of Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko. Lewis and Ko each could have claimed the No. 1 ranking with a win last week.

Suzann Pettersen, Karrie Webb and Lexi Thompson also stayed put from fourth through sixth. So Yeon Ryu and Shanshan Feng exchanged places, with Ryu inching up a place to seventh and Feng falling a spot to eighth. Paula Creamer stayed at ninth ahead of Salas.

Salas' jump caused several movements behind her, starting with Cristie Kerr dropping a place to 11th.

Michelle Wie remained in 12th, while Anna Nordqvist dropped a pair of slots to 13th and Na Yeon Choi, Angela Stanford and Catriona Matthew all fell a place to sit in 14th through 16th.

Amy Yang and Ha Na Jang maintained their positions in 17th and 18th, respectively. Azahara Munoz and I.K. Kim swapped places as Munoz moved up to 19th and Kim dipped a spot to round out the top 20.