SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean golfer Ryu So-yeon has picked up her second LPGA win of the season in Arkansas, rising to the No. 1 spot in world rankings in the process.
Ryu claimed the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas, on Sunday (local time) with a three-round total of 18-under 195. Ryu shot a two-under 69 in the final round to set a tournament record in relation to par, and beat fellow South Korean Amy Yang and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand by two strokes.
Ryu, 26, now has five career wins on the tour.
Ryu also soared from No. 3 to No. 1 in world rankings, becoming the third South Korean, after Shin Ji-yai in 2010 and Park In-bee in 2013, to have that distinction.