In addition to Stacy Lewis, who edged past Inbee Park to take the top of the Rolex Rankings last week, Cristie Kerr and Belen Mozo have also jumped up in the rankings this week.
Cristie Kerr moved up three spots, breaking into the top-10 at No. 10 with her outstanding play and second place finish at the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and Belen Mozo leapt up an astonishing 36 spots to No. 113 with her T4th finish at the Manulife!
Kerr, who shot 61 at the Manulife Pro-Am last Wednesday, mentioned after her round on Saturday that she thought the course was ripe for someone to go really low and come up and take the title, and she nearly did Sunday. Her final-round 63 tied the second low round of the day and would have been the low round of the tournament for the first three days. Naturally, she was flummoxed that 8-under-par wasn’t enough to even really give her a chance coming down the stretch on Sunday.
I never looked at the scoreboard until I came off 17, you know, with a reachable par 5 to see where I was and I was three back and I was stunned because I was 7 under for the day . . . You’d think you’d be close.
Kerr will get another chance to show her stuff at Pinehurst No. 2 when the US Women’s Open tees off.
Mozo, who came in at 16 under, got off to a slow start this year but has improved remarkably in her recent performances. He T10th finish at the Airbus LPGA Classic was the warm-up for the Manulife and her bogey-free Sunday round of 65 showed a game Mozo can put to good use at the LPGA International Crown in July.
The Women’s World Golf Rankings system was created in 2004 by the Inaugural World Congress of Women’s Golf and is a unified ranking system sanctioned by the LPGA, the Ladies European Tour (LET), the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG), LPGA of Japan, Korea LPGA, Symetra Tour, China Ladies Professional Golf Association, Ladies European Access Series, as well as the Ladies Golf Union, which manages the RICOH Women’s British Open, and the USGA, which manages the US Women’s Open.