Shin moves to No. 6 in women’s world rankings

Updated: February 20, 2013

Jiyai Shin took home her 11th LPGA title at the Women’s Australian Open to move up two spots to No. 6 in this week’s women’s world rankings.

Yani Tseng finished in second place at the event and remains at No. 1, while Na Yeon Choi, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Shanshan Feng also held firm in their positions to sit second through fifth, respectively.

Following Shin is Suzann Pettersen in seventh and So Yeon Ryu, who dropped two spots to fall to eighth.

Ai Miyazato, Mike Miyazato, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Paula Creamer, Catriona Matthew and Sun Ju Ahn held firm in their positions from ninth through 15th.

Amy Yang replaced Azahara Munoz in 16th as Munoz fell to 17th, and the rest of the top 20 was unchanged with Brittany Lincicome followed by Angela Stanford and Chie Arimura.

Lydia Ko, a 15-year-old amateur, followed her victory at the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open with a third-place finish at the Australian Open to move up four more spots to 26th.