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Ryu So-yeon moves to No. 2 in women's golf rankings after British Open

All Headlines 08:26 August 07, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean golfer Ryu So-yeon jumped two spots to reach No. 2 in the latest women's rankings Tuesday, following her third-place finish at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

Ryu has now positioned herself right behind Ariya Jutanugarn, who has been No. 1 since last week. Ryu was the top-ranked golfer from June 26 to Oct. 30 in 2017.

Ryu finished alone in third place at the Women's British Open at the Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England, on Sunday, at 13-under 275. She was four strokes behind the champion, Georgia Hall.

With Ryu's rise, two other South Koreans each fell down a notch, with Park In-bee now at No. 3 and Park Sung-hyun at No. 4.

One other South Korean in the top 10 is Kim In-kyung, who went down from No. 7 to No. 8 this week. Korean tour rookie sensation Choi Hye-jin dropped out of the top 10, as she slipped two spots to No. 12.

In this AFP photo from Aug. 4, 2018, Ryu So-yeon of South Korea watches her tee shot at the second hole during the third round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England. (Yonhap)

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