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S. Korean Ryu So-yeon rises to No. 1 in women's golf

All News 09:40 June 26, 2017

SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Ryu So-yeon rose to the No. 1 ranking in women's golf Monday on the strength of her latest LPGA victory.

Ryu is the third South Korean to sit atop the women's world rankings, following Shin Ji-yai in 2010 and Park In-bee in 2013.

Ryu won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday in Arkansas with a tournament record score of 18-under 195 to move up from No. 3 to No. 1 in the world rankings.

Ryu, 26, became the first LPGA golfer with multiple victories this season. She now has five career LPGA victories.

In this Associated Press photo, Ryu So-yeon of South Korea hoists the champion's trophy after winning the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on the LPGA Tour at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas, on June 25, 2017. (Yonhap)

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