Lee soars to 19th in world rankings

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Minjee Lee closed out her first LPGA Tour title on Monday and that helped her move into the top-20 in the world rankings.

Lee jumped from 59th to 19th with the victory at the Kingsmill Championship.

Lydia Ko, Inbee Park and Stacy Lewis remained the top-3 players in the rankings. Hyo Joo Kim shared fifth place at Kingsmill and inched up to fourth in the rankings. Kim's move pushed Shanshan Feng down a notch to No. 5.

So Yeon Ryu's runner-up finish behind Lee helped her move up one to sixth. Brittany Lincicome slipped to seventh. Suzann Pettersen and Cristie Kerr exchanged places with Pettersen up to No. 8.

Lexi Thompson improved one to 10th and that bumped Michelle Wie to 11th. Amy Yang and Mirim Lee stayed put at Nos. 12 and 13. Anna Nordqvist jumped a pair to 14th. With that, Sei Young Kim and Karrie Webb were down one spot each.

Azahara Munoz and Na Yeon Choi flip-flopped places with Munoz improving to No. 17 this week. Minjee Lee came in at 19 and was followed by Q Baek, who was down one to 20th.