Golfer Lee Mi-rim Leaps into 21st Place in Latest World Rankings


    September 17, 2020 11:08

    Lee Mi-rim poses with her trophy after winning the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California on Sunday. /Yonhap

    Golfer Lee Mi-rim soared 73 places to 21st in the latest world rankings released on Tuesday.

    The leap from 94th place last week follows her first major title win at the ANA Inspiration in California on Sunday. Lee's previous career high was 12th place in 2015.

    Ko Jin-young held on to the top position, while ANA Inspiration runner-up Nelly Korda of the U.S. moved up one notch from third to second, trading places with Korean-American Danielle Kang.

    The other Koreans in the top 10 are Park Sung-hyun in fourth place, Kim Sei-young in seventh and Park In-bee in ninth.

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