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Newest LPGA major champion Chun In-gee climbs to No. 12 in world rankings

Sports 09:52 June 28, 2022

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) -- Fresh off her third career LPGA major title, South Korean golfer Chun In-gee has soared to No. 12 in the latest world rankings.

Chun, crowned the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Maryland on Sunday, jumped 21 spots in the rankings announced Tuesday.

That's Chun's highest position this season, and her first appearance inside the top 20 since February 2019. Chun started the 2022 season ranked 35th.

In this Getty Images photo, Chun In-gee of South Korea holds the champion's trophy after winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at the Congressional Country Club's Blue Course in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 26, 2022. (Yonhap)

Chun held off Minjee Lee of Australia and Lexi Thompson of the United States by one stroke to win the Women's PGA Championship on Sunday at the Congressional Country Club. It was Chun's fourth career win and third major, and her first LPGA win of any kind since October 2019.

Another South Korean player, Ko Jin-young, stayed at No. 1. She has been the top-ranked female golfer since Jan. 31.

Kim Hyo-joo, at No. 8, is the only other South Korean in the top 10.

In this Getty Images photo, Chun In-gee of South Korea tees off on the 15th hole during the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at the Congressional Country Club's Blue Course in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 26, 2022. (Yonhap)

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