NEW YORK (Kyodo) Ai Miyazato dropped from first to third in the world rankings released by the LPGA on Monday.

Christie Kerr unseated Miyazato at the top, and South Korea’s Shin Ji Yai moved up to second. Miyazato, who finished 28th in the Sime Darby Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur at the weekend, had held first place for nine consecutive weeks.

Sakura Yokomine improved to 14th after winning the Masters GC Ladies for her second victory of the Japan LPGA season.

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