Feng’s victory moves her to 4th in Rolex Rankings

Shanshan Feng’s final-round 6-under-66 earned the China-native the victory at the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Titleholders in Naples, Florida.

Feng moved to No. 4 in the latest Rolex Ranking. The Top 3 remained unchanged with Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen and Stacy Lewis holding down their positions. Park has a run of 33 consecutive weeks at the top spot, while Pettersen has been in the Top 10 for 338 weeks.

Park finished solo 5th in the season finale at 11-under and four back of Feng. Cristie Kerr and Lewis ended up T-6.

Natalie Gulbis was a co-leader heading into the final round after opening 70-70-65. She struggled Sunday carding 82 and slipped back to T-29.

Making her professional LPGA Tour debut, Lydia Ko logged a 4-under tally to record a T-21 effort. Ko, already a Top 10 players in the Rolex Ranking, plans to compete in the Swinging Skirts Invitational in two weeks in Taiwan before making her first start of 2014 at the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Bahamas in late January.

Other Golf News:

  • Lexi Thompson, who shot 76 in the final round in Naples to finish T-16, moved to 9th in the latest rankings.
  • Jason Day’s triumph on the individual side at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf moved the Aussie to 11th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking. Day heads to Sydney this week for the Emirates Australian Open to compete against Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy.
  • Feng was a 16-to-1 pick at to start the week in Naples.
  • The European Tour returns to action this week with the Alfred Duhill Championship. Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel headlines the field. Schwartzel was the 54-hole leader last week at the South African Open before failing to close out the victory.