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Recari moves into world top 20

11:57 AM, Jul 22, 2013   |    comments
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Beatriz Recari picked up her third LPGA Tour title on Sunday and that helped her crack the top 20 in the latest women's world rankings.

Recari jumped eight places to No. 18 in the latest rankings.

At the top of the rankings, the top nine remained the same. Inbee Park was again followed by Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, Na Yeon Choi, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng, Karrie Webb, Jiyai Shin and I.K. Kim.

Catriona Matthew moved up two spots to No. 10, while Paula Creamer improved three places to 11th. Yani Tseng and Ai Miyazato both fell two notches and are now 12th and 13th.

Cristie Kerr slipped one to 14th, while Mika Miyazato, Angela Stanford and amateur Lydia Ko remained 15th to 17th. They were followed by Recari and her move pushed Ariya Jutanugarn, Amy Yang, Lizette Salas and Hee Young Park down one spot apiece and they are 19th to 22nd.

Lee-Anne Pace claimed the Ladies European Tour event on Sunday and thanks to that, she soared 17 places to 61st in the rankings.

The Sports Network