Nordqvist soars to 14th in women's world rankings

2:08 PM, Feb 24, 2014   |    comments
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Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anna Nordqvist finally got back into the winner's circle on Sunday and that helped her jump to 14th in this week's world rankings.

Nordqvist, who hadn't won since April 2009, soared 13 places thanks to her victory in Thailand.

The top nine in the rankings remained the same with No. 1 Inbee Park followed by Suzann Pettersen, Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng, Karrie Webb, Na Yeon Choi and Lexi Thompson.

Catriona Matthew, who finished third behind Nordqvist, improved three to 10th. That moved pushed Paula Creamer, I.K. Kim and Cristie Kerr down one notch apiece.

Ha Na Jang, Amy Yang, Jiyai Shin and Hee Young Park all fell one with Nordqvist's move, and are 15th to 18th. Angela Stanford held steady at No. 19 and Lizette Salas dropped two to 20th. Beatriz Recari fell out of the top 20 as she dipped one to 21st.

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