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Hyo Joo Kim improves to No. 4 in world

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - With Hyo Joo Kim's 3-shot victory at the JTBC Founders Cup on Sunday, she improved four spots in the world rankings and is all the way up to No. 4.

Although things remained the same, the race among the top-3 players in the world got even tighter after last week. Lydia Ko ended tied for sixth, Stacy Lewis finished runner-up and Inbee Park did not play in Arizona.

Ko stayed put as the No. 1 player, but she fell 0.19 average points. Park fell just 0.02 and remained at No. 2 despite her being inactive, and Lewis improved 0.41 average points. She is still No. 3 for another week.

With Kim up to fourth, Shanshan Feng fell one to five and So Yeon Ryu is still at six. Suzann Pettersen dropped a pair to No. 7, while Michelle Wie is down one to No. 8. Karrie Webb held firm at nine.

Amy Yang and Lexi Thompson traded places, with Yang up one to 10 and Thompson down to 11. Anna Nordqvist improved to 12 and Na Yeon Choi was up two to 13. Q Baek dipped two spots to 14 and Azahara Munoz fell one to 15.

Mi Rim Lee, Brittany Lincicome, Jessica Korda, Cristie Kerr and Sun Ju Ahn rounded out the top-20 once again from No. 16.