November 20, 2017

By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: November 20, 2017 03:40:25 PM


Feng remains No. 1 in Rolex Rankings

Shanshan Feng maintained her hold on No. 1 in the Rolex Women's Golf Rankings released Monday.
The first player from China, male or female, to ascend to the top of the rankings, Feng was No. 1 for the second straight week -- ahead of the two players that previously held down the top spot.
Rookie Sung Hyun Park of South Korea, who ended countrywoman So Yeon Ryu's 19-week run earlier this month, was second and Ryu was at No. 3.
Park, who held the 36-hole lead at this past weekend's CME Group Tour Championship, and Ryu finished the season tied for the lead in Player of the Year points.
American Lexi Thompson, who missed a two-foot putt on the final hole Sunday while leading by one stroke, was ranked fourth. Thompson would have claimed Player of the Year honors if she won the tournament.
Instead, Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand won the tournament title with a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday and moved up four spots to No. 5 in the rankings.
Jutanugarn, who ended the 84-week reign of New Zealand's Lydia Ko earlier this season at No. 1, had been steadily slipping in the rankings before recording her seventh career win.
In Gee Chun of South Korea, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, I.K. Kim of South Korea and Ko each dropped one spot and were ranked fifth through ninth, respectively. Cristie Kerr of the United States rounded out the top 10