South Korean golfer Shin Ji-yai climbed up to No. 6 on the latest world rankings released Monday after her win at the LPGA Tour's season-opening event.
Shin moved up two spots after her two-shot victory over world No. 1 Yani Tseng at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open on Sunday.
|Shin Ji-Yai of South Korea tees off during the final round of the Women`s Australian Open golf tournament in Canberra on Sunday. (AFP-Yonhap News)|
Tseng, from Taiwan, stayed at No. 1 for the 106th week. The rest of the top five remained the same as the previous week, with Choi Na-yeon of South Korea, Stacy Lewis of the U.S., Park In-bee of South Korea and Feng Shanshan of China.
Ryu So-yeon, the 2012 LPGA Tour's Rookie of the Year, is the fourth South Korean in the top 10 at No. 8.
South Korean golfers combined for eight LPGA victories in 2012, with Shin, Choi and Park each winning twice. (Yonhap News)