Rolex Rankings 5.21.2012: Azahara Munoz Into Top 20 With Sybase Win, Runner-Up Candie Kung Jumps Up 39 Spots

Azahara Munoz, 2012 Sybase Match Play Winner

2012 Sybase Match Play champion Azahara Munoz jumped 8 places into 19th on the Rolex Rankings following her win at Hamilton Farm Golf Club. The 2010 Rookie of the Year had been playing well lately and seemed poised for her first win on the LPGA. She was already a winner on the Ladies European Tour, where she won the 2009 Madrid Ladies Masters in her first event as a professional. 4-time LPGA winner and 2012 Sybase runner-up Candie Kung vaulted 39 places up to 63rd place. There are more photos from the championship and consolation matches at the bottom after the rankings.

RANK CHANGE PLAYER COUNTRY EVENTS AVG PTS TOT PTS
1 Yani Tseng  TPE 48 17.71 849.91
2 Na Yeon Choi  KOR 53 8.34 441.94
3 Suzann Pettersen  NOR 43 7.42 318.90
4 Ai Miyazato  JPN 48 7.29 349.81
5 Cristie Kerr  USA 46 7.07 325.03
6 +1 Stacy Lewis  USA 53 6.76 358.47
7 −1 Sun Ju Ahn  KOR 52 6.67 346.80
8 I.K. Kim  KOR 43 6.46 277.78
9 Jiyai Shin  KOR 55 6.22 342.18
10 Shanshan Feng  CHN 52 5.73 297.73
11 +2 Amy Yang  KOR 46 5.43 249.65
12 Brittany Lincicome  USA 47 5.42 254.76
13 −2 Paula Creamer  USA 44 5.39 236.99
14 Sun Young Yoo  KOR 47 5.31 249.75
15 Angela Stanford  USA 47 5.22 245.53
16 Ji-Hee Lee  KOR 54 5.08 274.07
17 Chie Arimura  JPN 58 4.68 271.41
18 So Yeon Ryu  KOR 51 4.56 232.74
19 +8 Azahara Munoz  ESP 52 4.51 234.58
20 Morgan Pressel  USA 49 4.45 218.06
21 −2 Karrie Webb  AUS 44 4.18 183.99
22 −1 Catriona Matthew  SCO 42 4.00 167.82
23 Sakura Yokomine  JPN 62 3.85 238.56
24 −2 Caroline Hedwall  SWE 37 3.83 141.57
25 −1 Lexi Thompson  USA 29 3.78 132.40
26 Mi-Jeong Jeon  KOR 60 3.66 219.57
27 −2 Inbee Park  KOR 64 3.64 233.25
28 Ha Neul Kim  KOR 40 3.55 141.93
29 +1 Miki Saiki  JPN 62 3.47 214.83
30 +1 Maria Hjorth  SWE 46 3.41 156.87
31 −2 Michelle Wie  USA 41 3.41 139.79
32 +6 Anna Nordqvist  SWE 48 3.38 162.22
33 −1 Se-Ri Pak  KOR 34 3.35 117.15
34 −1 Hee Kyung Seo  KOR 51 3.32 169.31
35 Brittany Lang  USA 47 3.30 154.93
36 −2 Mika Miyazato  JPN 55 3.29 180.70
37 −1 Hee Young Park  KOR 53 3.28 173.58
38 +1 Yukari Baba  JPN 65 3.16 205.23
39 −2 Yuri Fudoh  JPN 46 3.15 145.02
40 Sandra Gal  DEU 49 2.87 140.75
41 Shiho Oyama  JPN 38 2.81 106.83
42 Meena Lee  KOR 51 2.67 136.34
43 Bo Bae Song  KOR 44 2.58 113.51
44 +1 Ritsuko Ryu  JPN 61 2.56 156.27
45 −1 Soo-Jin Yang  KOR 38 2.53 96.00
46 Christel Boeljon  NLD 51 2.45 124.77
47 Bo-Mee Lee  KOR 53 2.38 126.33
48 Mayu Hattori  JPN 65 2.33 151.57
49 +2 Sophie Gustafson  SWE 53 2.29 121.22
50 −1 Melissa Reid  ENG 47 2.27 106.71
51 −1 Song-Hee Kim  KOR 48 2.25 107.83
52 +1 Jenny Shin  KOR 35 2.22 77.61
53 −1 Momoko Ueda  JPN 63 2.18 137.07
54 +2 Kumiko Kaneda  JPN 43 2.11 90.55
55 +3 Hiromi Mogi  JPN 59 2.11 124.20
56 +1 Saiki Fujita  JPN 57 2.10 119.88
57 −2 Ayako Uehara  JPN 67 2.10 140.44
58 −4 Na Ri Kim  KOR 59 2.06 121.56
59 +2 Diana Luna  ITA 30 2.02 70.70
60 Chella Choi  KOR 42 2.01 84.43
61 +1 Katie Futcher  USA 46 2.01 92.29
62 −3 Juli Inkster  USA 34 2.00 70.17
63 +39 Candie Kung  TPE 49 1.98 96.88
64 +8 Vicky Hurst  USA 49 1.97 96.68
65 +2 Katherine Hull  AUS 51 1.96 100.10
66 −3 Hye-Youn Kim  KOR 38 1.96 74.35
67 +1 Rikako Morita  JPN 66 1.95 128.64
68 −4 Jimin Kang  KOR 46 1.93 88.84
69 −4 Karen Stupples  ENG 49 1.93 94.54
70 −4 Asako Fujimoto  JPN 64 1.90 121.32
71 −2 Hyun-Hwa Sim  KOR 35 1.83 63.92
72 +6 Julieta Granada  PRY 49 1.77 86.63
73 −3 Lee-Anne Pace  ZAF 53 1.76 93.21
74 +2 Karine Icher  FRA 34 1.76 61.43
75 −4 Rui Kitada  JPN 67 1.69 112.93
76 +4 Jessica Korda  USA 26 1.67 58.32
77 +2 Natalie Gulbis  USA 41 1.65 67.73
78 −4 Pornanong Phatlum  THA 44 1.63 71.94
79 −4 Beatriz Recari  ESP 49 1.63 80.07
80 −7 Akane Iijima  JPN 66 1.63 107.84
81 −4 Shin-Ae Ahn  KOR 37 1.60 59.19
82 +41 Char Young2 Kim  KOR 35 1.58 55.43
83 −1 Eun-Hee Ji  KOR 49 1.58 77.34
84 −1 Mina Harigae  USA 39 1.56 60.86
85 −4 Akiko Fukushima  JPN 45 1.53 69.02
86 −2 Nikki Campbell  AUS 56 1.50 84.15
87 −1 Li-Ying Ye  CHN 60 1.50 89.96
88 +1 Haeji Kang  KOR 41 1.49 61.26
89 −4 Lindsey Wright  AUS 44 1.49 65.68
90 +24 Mirim Lee  KOR 28 1.48 51.74
91 −3 Hee-Won Han  KOR 47 1.48 69.37
92 −5 Junko Omote  JPN 63 1.45 91.64
93 +3 Haru Nomura  JPN 45 1.45 65.35
94 +3 Hye-Yong Choi  KOR 34 1.42 49.78
95 −4 Na-Ri Lee  KOR 62 1.42 88.14
96 −2 Eun-A Lim  KOR 49 1.42 69.42
97 −4 Soo-Yun Kang  KOR 45 1.40 63.22
98 −8 Hyun-Hee Moon  KOR 34 1.40 48.99
99 +2 Yeon-ju Jung  KOR 23 1.40 48.87
100 −8 Teresa Lu  TPE 52 1.38 71.64
101 +4 Jeong-Eun 5 Lee  KOR 36 1.37 49.34
102 −7 Young Kim  KOR 53 1.37 72.53
103 −5 You-Na Park  KOR 38 1.37 51.91
104 −4 Yuko Mitsuka  JPN 40 1.36 54.25
105 +2 Karin Sjodin  SWE 31 1.36 47.45
106 −7 Ji-Woo Lee  KOR 59 1.35 79.64
107 +1 Ran Hong  KOR 37 1.34 49.59
108 −4 Mindy Kim  KOR 40 1.33 53.31
109 −6 Caroline Masson  DEU 35 1.33 46.61
110 −1 Seung-Hyun Lee  KOR 36 1.33 47.72
111 +11 Min-young2 Lee  KOR 19 1.32 46.15
112 −6 Tiffany Joh  USA 46 1.31 60.45
113 −1 Maiko Wakabayashi  JPN 60 1.24 74.57
114 −3 Bo Kyung Kim  KOR 37 1.24 45.85
115 −5 Pernilla Lindberg  SWE 50 1.24 61.82
116 −3 Alison Walshe  IRL 49 1.21 59.23
117 −2 Esther Lee  KOR 59 1.20 71.02
118 −2 Hyun-Ju Shin  KOR 59 1.19 69.98
119 −2 Christina Kim  USA 58 1.18 68.30
120 −2 Eun-Bi Jang  KOR 42 1.18 49.41
121 −1 Seul-A Yoon  KOR 35 1.17 41.09
122 −1 Kaori Ohe  JPN 58 1.15 66.94
123 +9 Jennifer Johnson  USA 30 1.15 40.20
124 −5 Shinobu Moromizato  JPN 60 1.14 68.53
125 −1 Kristy McPherson  USA 45 1.13 51.04
126 Wendy Ward  USA 44 1.13 49.64
127 −2 Becky Morgan  WAL 58 1.13 65.38
128 +3 Ryann O’Toole  USA 42 1.12 46.99
129 Amy Hung  TPE 47 1.11 52.22
130 −3 Amanda Blumenherst  USA 48 1.11 53.26
131 −3 Kaori Aoyama  JPN 61 1.09 66.25
132 −2 Giulia Sergas  ITA 49 1.08 53.15
133 Karen Lunn  AUS 53 1.05 55.85
134 +2 Jennifer Song  USA 39 1.04 40.63
135 −1 Hye Jung Choi  KOR 33 1.03 36.10
136 −1 Ah-Reum Hwang  KOR 54 1.01 54.59
137 +1 Miho Koga  JPN 38 0.99 37.67
138 +17 Hyo-Joo Kim  KOR 9 0.99 34.59
139 +1 Mihoko Iseri  JPN 53 0.98 51.98
140 +9 Yumiko Yoshida  JPN 58 0.98 56.85
141 −4 Becky Brewerton  WAL 46 0.98 44.88
142 +2 Pat Hurst  USA 42 0.96 40.21
143 −4 Gwladys Nocera  FRA 56 0.96 53.53
144 −1 Kyeong Bae  KOR 51 0.95 48.29
145 −4 Linda Wessberg  SWE 42 0.94 39.56
146 −4 Kristie Smith  AUS 36 0.94 33.70
147 +1 Belen Mozo  ESP 36 0.92 33.06
148 −1 Yuki Ichinose  JPN 59 0.92 54.07
149 −4 Ashleigh Simon  ZAF 39 0.91 35.45
150 +16 Mariajo Uribe  COL 34 0.90 31.43
151 −5 Seon-Hwa Lee  KOR 41 0.90 36.79
152 −2 Frances Bondad  AUS 49 0.90 43.89
153 −2 Florentyna Parker  ENG 43 0.89 38.21
154 Tamie Durdin  AUS 54 0.89 47.96
155 −2 Miki Sakai  JPN 41 0.89 36.35
156 Stacey Keating  AUS 33 0.88 30.82
157 −5 Mi Jung Hur  KOR 40 0.88 35.01
158 −1 Paige MacKenzie  USA 38 0.87 32.92
159 −1 Nachiyo Ohtani  JPN 45 0.86 38.80
160 −1 Midori Yoneyama  JPN 48 0.86 41.11
161 +7 Yoon-Kyung Heo  KOR 31 0.83 29.09
162 +3 So-Hee Kim  KOR 55 0.83 45.44
163 −1 Mi Hyun Kim  KOR 30 0.83 28.90
164 −3 Yeong-Ran Cho  KOR 32 0.82 28.81
165 −1 Lydia Ko  NZL 8 0.82 28.79
166 −3 Ji-Na Yim  KOR 39 0.82 31.88
167 Sophie Giquel-Bettan  FRA 42 0.81 34.02
168 −8 Jee Young Lee  KOR 34 0.80 28.12
169 Stacy Prammanasudh  USA 36 0.80 28.77
170 Hyun Min Byun  KOR 28 0.79 27.56
171 Jung Yeon Lee  KOR 28 0.78 27.36
172 Cindy LaCrosse  USA 43 0.77 33.26
173 Dewi Claire Schreefel  NLD 49 0.77 37.70
174 +6 Hye-Jin Jung  KOR 33 0.77 26.81
175 +35 Jodi Ewart  ENG 33 0.76 26.74
176 +2 Rye-Jung Lee  KOR 19 0.76 26.54
177 −3 Hiromi Takesue  JPN 58 0.76 43.87
178 −1 Onnarin Sattayabanphot  THA 43 0.75 32.35
179 −4 Laura Davies  ENG 66 0.75 49.33
180 −4 Mie Nakata  JPN 50 0.74 37.23
181 −2 Kris Tamulis  USA 33 0.74 25.83
182 −1 Sarah Kemp  AUS 49 0.73 35.91
183 −1 Beth Allen  USA 47 0.72 33.80
184 Minea Blomqvist  FIN 39 0.70 27.35
185 −2 Satsuki Ohshiro  JPN 37 0.70 25.89
186 −1 Carin Koch  SWE 27 0.70 24.35
187 +9 Megumi Kido  JPN 58 0.69 39.82
188 +3 Erika Kikuchi  JPN 51 0.69 34.97
189 −3 SOO-HWA Jang  KOR 31 0.68 23.89
190 +4 Chae-Young Yoon 35 0.68 23.83
191 −4 Lorie Kane  CAN 39 0.68 26.56
192 −3 Airi Saitoh  JPN 18 0.68 23.81
193 −5 Heather Bowie Young  USA 37 0.68 25.06
194 −2 Yeo-Jin Kang  KOR 58 0.67 38.69
195 −2 Virginie Lagoutte-Clement  FRA 43 0.66 28.44
196 −1 Ursula Wikstrom  FIN 38 0.65 24.75
197 −7 Yoon-Ji Cho  KOR 30 0.65 22.65
198 −1 Nikki Garrett  AUS 46 0.64 29.39
199 −1 Gerina Mendoza  USA 33 0.64 22.28
200 +19 Gloria Park  KOR 29 0.62 21.67
201 Ilhee Lee  KOR 41 0.62 25.32
202 −2 Yunhee Cho  KOR 29 0.62 21.58
203 −4 Hyun-Ji Kim  KOR 31 0.62 21.54
204 −2 Marianne Skarpnord  NOR 38 0.61 23.18
205 −1 Joanna Klatten  FRA 25 0.61 21.25
206 −3 Hyeon-Ju Lee  KOR 31 0.60 21.00
207 −2 So-Young 2 Kim  KOR 34 0.60 20.92
208 −2 Carlota Ciganda  ESP 11 0.60 20.87
209 −2 Felicity Johnson  ENG 50 0.59 29.67
210 −1 Chiharu Tsunekawa  JPN 47 0.59 27.83
211 +20 Mamiko Higa  JPN 12 0.59 20.53
212 +3 Bo-Mi Suh  KOR 36 0.58 21.04
213 +17 Sung-Ah Yim  KOR 29 0.58 20.43
214 −6 Alena Sharp  CAN 38 0.58 22.15
215 −3 Jade Schaeffer  FRA 27 0.58 20.29
216 +7 Erina Hara  JPN 59 0.58 34.13
217 −6 Anne-Lise Caudal  FRA 42 0.58 24.21
218 −4 Louise Stahle  SWE 35 0.57 19.88
219 +6 Grace Park  KOR 27 0.57 19.85
220 −3 Miki Uehara  JPN 31 0.56 19.55
221 +6 Hee-Kyung Bae  KOR 21 0.56 19.55
222 −9 Shi-Hyun Ahn  KOR 23 0.56 19.53
223 −5 Caroline Afonso  FRA 39 0.55 21.59
224 −8 Trish Johnson  ENG 39 0.55 21.55
225 −4 Ariya Jutanugarn  THA 6 0.55 19.12
226 Yuko Fukuda  JPN 42 0.55 22.92
227 −5 Myung-Hwan Lee  KOR 19 0.54 19.04
228 −8 Nobuko Kizawa  JPN 30 0.54 18.96
229 −5 Jin-Young Pak  KOR 26 0.54 18.78
230 −2 Carly Booth  SCO 35 0.53 18.56
231 −2 Meaghan Francella  USA 36 0.53 18.99
232 +4 Yui Kawahara  JPN 61 0.52 31.81
233 −1 Ae-Ree Pyun  KOR 30 0.51 17.70
234 −1 Jae-Eun Chung  KOR 23 0.51 17.69
235 −1 Hannah Jun  USA 47 0.50 23.64
236 −1 Stefania Croce  ITA 33 0.50 17.47
237 Young-Ae Ham  KOR 32 0.49 17.29
238 +8 Jin Eui Hong  KOR 19 0.49 17.16
239 +1 Mayumi Shimomura  JPN 54 0.49 26.42
240 +12 Yoo Lim Choi  KOR 14 0.49 17.06
241 −2 Sarah Jane Smith  AUS 42 0.48 20.30
242 −1 Leta Lindley  USA 25 0.48 16.75
243 +17 Lala Anai  JPN 41 0.48 19.57
244 +9 Kaori Yamamoto  JPN 28 0.47 16.50
245 Tania Elosegui  ESP 40 0.47 18.82
246 −2 Reilley Rankin  USA 33 0.47 16.46
247 Rachel Jennings  ENG 23 0.47 16.41
248 −5 Ikue Asama  JPN 58 0.47 27.17
249 −7 Na-On Min  KOR 34 0.47 16.37
250 −2 Ji-Hae Jang  KOR 24 0.46 16.06
251 −1 Vikki Laing  SCO 46 0.46 21.09
252 +34 Je-yoon Yang  KOR 15 0.46 16.00
253 +3 Yuko Saitoh  JPN 43 0.45 19.52
254 −5 Megumi Shimokawa  JPN 39 0.45 17.61
255 −1 Lizette Salas  USA 13 0.45 15.74
256 −18 Jung-Min Lee 17 0.45 15.72
257 −6 Chie Sakai  JPN 40 0.44 17.59
258 +5 Sei-Young Kim  KOR 17 0.44 15.32
259 −2 Nontaya Srisawang  THA 29 0.44 15.25
260 −5 Cho hui Kim  KOR 29 0.43 15.20
261 −3 Stacy Bregman  ZAF 38 0.43 16.50
262 −3 Georgina Simpson  ENG 40 0.43 17.23
263 +1 Mika Takushima  JPN 49 0.42 20.69
264 −2 Anja Monke  DEU 37 0.42 15.53
265 Holly Aitchison  GBR 32 0.42 14.62
266 Cassandra Kirkland  FRA 37 0.41 15.34
267 −6 Jin Joo Hong  KOR 30 0.41 14.49
268 Yui Mukaiyama  JPN 45 0.41 18.40
269 Bree Arthur  AUS 37 0.40 14.96
270 Nana Akahori  JPN 35 0.40 14.04
271 Veronica Zorzi  ITA 39 0.40 15.46
272 −5 Maria Hernandez  ESP 33 0.40 13.85
273 +3 Natsu Nagai  JPN 57 0.39 22.47
274 −2 Kylie Walker  SCO 48 0.39 18.84
275 −2 Jennifer Rosales  PHL 29 0.39 13.52
276 −2 Ha-na Jang  KOR 15 0.38 13.44
277 Seul-Ki Hong  KOR 12 0.38 13.31
278 +1 Shiho Toyonaga  JPN 21 0.38 13.29
279 −1 Hae-Won Jeong  KOR 28 0.38 13.21
280 Danielle Kang  USA 11 0.38 13.20
281 −6 Iben Tinning  DNK 13 0.38 13.19
282 −1 Ya Huei Lu  TPE 33 0.38 13.15
283 +10 Hee-Won Jung  KOR 27 0.37 13.01
284 −2 Min-Joo Kang  KOR 15 0.37 13.00
285 −1 Jae-Hee Bae  KOR 36 0.37 13.33
286 −3 Stephanie Na  AUS 35 0.37 12.81
287 −2 Jessica Shepley  CAN 35 0.36 12.53
288 −1 Rebecca Hudson  ENG 36 0.36 12.78
289 Rebecca Artis  AUS 43 0.35 15.17
290 +2 Tandi Cuningham  ZAF 37 0.35 12.92
291 −1 Kim Dana  NZL 29 0.35 12.16
292 −1 Malene Jorgensen  DNK 36 0.35 12.47
293 −5 Michele Redman  USA 18 0.35 12.11
294 Aiko Yoshida  JPN 29 0.34 12.06
295 +1 Yun-Jye Wei  TPE 51 0.34 17.54
296 −1 Marcy Hart  USA 18 0.34 11.97
297 Bo-Bea Kim  KOR 28 0.33 11.40
298 Kym Larratt  ENG 37 0.32 11.87
299 +2 Jessica Speechley  AUS 9 0.32 11.20
300 Vicky Thomas  AUS 11 0.32 11.19

AZAHARA MUNOZ

congratulated by fellow Spanish golfer, Belen Mozo

CANDIE KUNG

MORGAN PRESSEL

VICKY HURST

5 thoughts on “Rolex Rankings 5.21.2012: Azahara Munoz Into Top 20 With Sybase Win, Runner-Up Candie Kung Jumps Up 39 Spots

  1. Aza has been on tour for some time and it was nice for her to get her first win. She is one of the most talented players from Europe to play on the LPGA Tour in the last decadeor more.

  2. Everybody has a different demeanor on course. Candy is simialr to Pettersen and does not smile very much. It would have meant a lot to her also because it has been quite a few years since she had won.

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