Ariya risesto becomeThai No.1
Ariya Jutanugarn is becoming Thailand’s No.1 female golfer after her win in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Sunday.
Ariya, who grew to become the very first Thai champion around the LPGA Tour using the win in Alabama, increased 11 spots to 21st within the latest world rankings.
The 20-year-old from Bangkok has become the nation’s greatest-rated player in front of Pornanong Phatlum.
Pornanong dropped to 33rd following her joint 13th finish in the Yokohama event.
Ariya’s older sister Moriya and Nontaya Srisawang are rated 96th and 154th correspondingly.
The quartet will represent Thailand in the second Worldwide Crown in This summer.
Meanwhile, Ariya increased from 16th to sixth around the LPGA money list aroundDollar492,820 after 11 occasions while Pornanong has earned $276,839 from 10 occasions.
“Thanks for the support in the fans who always supported me,” Ariya stated.
“Special because of my mother and my sister [Moriya], who was with me at night during hard occasions.”
Within the men’s rankings, Australian Jason Day remains at the very top, adopted by American Jordan Spieth and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.
American James Hahn, who won the Wells Fargo title on Sunday, leaped from 134th to 55th.