Michelle Wie’s strong finish at the LPGA’s Kia Classic allowed her to return to the world women’s golf Top 10.
Sandra Gal picked up her first professional win Sunday at the Kia Classic. That boosted her from 100th to No. 44 in the world rankings.
Wie tied for seventh and jumped from 11th to ninth.
Park Inbee dropped from 10th to 11th.
Yani Tseng tied for fifth Sunday and remains ranked No. 1 with an average of 11.34 while No. 2 Jiyai Shin (9.93) cut into Tseng’s lead with a second-place finish. Cristie Kerr (9.60) is third after tying for third.
Choi Na-yeon, who ended up tied with Tseng Sunday, is fourth with an average of 9.35 and Suzann Pettersen (9.22) is fifth after a tie for 10th at the Kia Classic.