Korda victory inches her inside Top 30

LPGA Tour visits South Korea this week

LPGA Tour visits South Korea this week

American Jessica Korda’s victory at the Sime Darby LPGA Classic in Malaysia moved her to closer to the Top 30 in the Rolex Rankings.

Her win moved her up 22 places to 28th in the Rolex Rankings. It was her first win of the 2015 season.

The Top 5 remained unchanged led by Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, So Yeon Ryu and Lexi Thompson.

The LPGA Tour heads to South Korea this week for the LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship.

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