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Nov 8th, 2017

Park Sung-hyun becomes first ever Rookie to make it to No I

In the women's World Rankings

South Korean Park Sung-hyun has become the first LPGA Tour rookie to make it to number one in the world rankings.

She said "it hasn't hit me yet".

The 24-year-old won her first major at the US Women's Open in July and then the Canadian Pacific Women's Open in August.

"I was very surprised and amazed by what I've achieved," Park told LPGA.com.

"This is an honour for my whole family."

Park has achieved nine top-10 finishes, top-20 finishes at three other majors and has not missed a single cut in her 29 LPGA Tour starts to date.

She takes over from fellow South Korean  Ryu So-yeon at the top of the rankings and is the fourth South Korean world number one since the rankings were introduced in 2006.


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TAGS: News, 2017