Mika Miyazato cracks top 10 in women's rankingsAug 20, 2012 - 8:15 PM Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Thanks to her first win on the LPGA Tour, Mika Miyazato soared into the top 10 in this week's world rankings.
Miyazato, who earned a two-stroke victory at the Safeway Classic on Sunday, jumped nine places up to 10th in the rankings. Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park shared second behind Miyazato, finishes which also resulted rankings bumps.
Lincicome moved up six places to 12th, while Park moved up two to 11th.
The top seven places in the rankings remain the same from last week. Yani Tseng is followed by Stacy Lewis, Shanshan Feng, Na Yeon Choi, Ai Miyazato, Suzann Pettersen and Amy Yang.
Cristie Kerr moved up one place to eighth, bumping Sun Ju Ahn to ninth. The jumps by Mika Miyazato, Park and Lincicome also resulted in players falling down the in the rankings.
So Yeon Ryu moved down one spot to 13th, while I.K. Kim and Jiyai Shin both lost four spots and now sit 14th and 15th, respectively.
Paula Creamer and Azahara Munoz fell one position each to 16th and 17th. Sun Young Yoo tumbled four places to 18th, while Angela Stanford dropped two spots and is 19th. Chie Arimura stayed in the 20th position.
Haeji Kang, who finished in a tie for fourth this weekend, jumped 27 places to 66th.
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