Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cristie Kerr rallied to win by two shots at the Kia Classic on Sunday and that victory pushed Kerr up nine spots to No. 10 in the world rankings.
Lydia Ko continued her strong season with a third-place finish and she was able to tighten her grip a bit on the No. 1 spot. Ko improved 0.21 average points, while world No. 2 Inbee Park fell 0.10 average points despite finishing fifth Sunday.
The rest of the top-8 remained the same as Stacy Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu, Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie are still Nos. 3-8. Lexi Thompson improved a pair to nine and Kerr rounded out the top-10.
Amy Yang fell a slot to 11 and Karrie Webb dropped three to 12. Kia Classic runner-up Mirim Lee rose three spots to No. 13, while Anna Nordqvist descended two to 14.
Azahara Munoz held firm at 15 and Na Yeon Choi and Q Baek each fell three, putting them at 16 and 17, respectively. Both Brittany Lincicome and Jessica Korda dropped one to 18 and 19. Ha-Na Jang broke into the top-20 by improving a pair to No. 20.