Ariya Jutanugarn Wins 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic, Likely Set To Be New World #1

Ariya Jutanugarn (click to enlarge)

What I know for sure is that Ariya Jutanugarn is the winner of the 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic. Whether that propelled her to world #1 on the Rolex Rankings…that I won’t proclaim with certainty until the new rankings are published on Monday. After what happened last week, with the multiple proclamations that Jutanugarn would rise to #1 only to have the powers that be blame a “computer glitch” when Lydia Ko held on to the top spot, I’ll hold all predictions.  I can’t imagine what they will say if after only trailing Ko by .01 and then winning, May isn’t the new #1. All signs, and the math, point to Jutanugarn moving to the top of the mountain but everybody is a little hesitant to make the same mistake twice. If…when, let’s say…it happens, May will be the first Thai player to ever be world #1, male or female. She arrived there with a 25 foot birdie putt in a sudden death playoff to beat In Gee Chun and Lexi Thompson for the Manulife title. All three were tied at 17-under after regulation, as Thompson squandered what appeared to be sure victory with a quartet of bogeys on the back 9. It’s the first win of the season for Jutanugarn, the reigning LPGA Player of the Year, as well as her first win in a playoff. She has 6 wins since May 2016, including a Major. Now all that’s left is to wait on the Rolex Rankings to be calculated.

 

EDIT: IT’S OFFICIAL! ARIYA JUTANUGARN IS #1

Rolex Rankings (click to enlarge)

 

 

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1 ARIYA JUTANUGARN (-17)

 

T2 IN GEE CHUN (-17)

 

T2 LEXI THOMPSON (-17)

 

LEADERBOARD (Players who made the cut)

POS PLAYER NAME TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
SCORE
1
A. Jutanugarn
-17
F
-3
67
70
65
69
271
2
I. Chun
-17
F
-2
67
66
68
70
271
2
L. Thompson
-17
F
E
67
65
67
72
271
4
J. Ewart Shadoff
-16
F
-3
66
69
68
69
272
T5
L. Gonzalez Escallon
-14
F
-5
65
72
70
67
274
T5
M. Lee
-14
F
-4
64
72
70
68
274
T7
L. Duncan
-13
F
3
68
65
67
75
275
T7
M. Lee
-13
F
E
68
66
69
72
275
T7
P. Delacour
-13
F
-1
71
62
71
71
275
10
S. Pettersen
-12
F
1
64
71
68
73
276
T11
B. Henderson
-11
F
-1
71
67
68
71
277
T11
A. Ernst
-11
F
-5
73
65
72
67
277
T11
H. Kim
-11
F
E
65
67
73
72
277
T11
C. Choi
-11
F
-3
70
68
70
69
277
T15
T. Joh
-10
F
-1
70
69
68
71
278
T15
M. Hur
-10
F
-3
69
69
71
69
278
T15
P. Reto
-10
F
E
69
66
71
72
278
T15
A. Sharp
-10
F
4
66
66
70
76
278
T15
L. Salas
-10
F
-2
70
68
70
70
278
T15
A. Yin
-10
F
-2
67
72
69
70
278
T15
S. Feng
-10
F
E
65
69
72
72
278
T22
E. Pedersen
-9
F
1
66
69
71
73
279
T22
A. Lee
-9
F
-1
69
69
70
71
279
T22
C. Hull
-9
F
E
69
68
70
72
279
T25
C. Kung
-8
F
E
70
68
70
72
280
T25
K. Icher
-8
F
-1
69
67
73
71
280
T25
A. Buhai
-8
F
2
73
66
67
74
280
T28
D. Kang
-7
F
E
68
70
71
72
281
T28
C. Masson
-7
F
E
70
69
70
72
281
T28
P. Yoktuan
-7
F
-1
69
71
70
71
281
T28
M. Khang
-7
F
1
70
69
69
73
281
T28
L. Pace
-7
F
3
69
71
66
75
281
T28
S. Smith
-7
F
4
68
71
66
76
281
T28
B. Mozo
-7
F
-1
69
70
71
71
281
T28
H. Kang
-7
F
1
68
68
72
73
281
T36
J. Stoelting
-6
F
6
72
68
64
78
282
T36
L. Lopez
-6
F
3
67
69
71
75
282
T38
J. Yan
-5
F
-1
73
66
73
71
283
T38
I. Kim
-5
F
2
69
69
71
74
283
T38
M. Uribe
-5
F
3
71
69
68
75
283
T38
A. Yang
-5
F
3
69
69
70
75
283
T38
J. Park
-5
F
2
68
74
67
74
283
T43
G. Lopez
-4
F
2
69
73
68
74
284
T43
A. Stanford
-4
F
2
70
71
69
74
284
T43
D. Carter
-4
F
2
74
67
69
74
284
T46
B. Recari
-3
F
5
72
68
68
77
285
T46
B. Law
-3
F
6
69
65
73
78
285
T46
S. Yoo
-3
F
6
68
67
72
78
285
T46
R. O’Toole
-3
F
1
69
70
73
73
285
T46
M. Harigae
-3
F
3
70
71
69
75
285
T46
B. Marchand
-3
F
9
67
70
67
81
285
T52
A. Park
-2
F
3
70
72
69
75
286
T52
N. Broch Larsen
-2
F
5
73
67
69
77
286
T52
F. Johnson
-2
F
6
70
65
73
78
286
T55
M. Kim
-1
F
2
72
66
75
74
287
T55
S. Parks
-1
F
2
71
70
72
74
287
T55
T. Suwannapura
-1
F
E
74
68
73
72
287
T55
G. Molinaro
-1
F
4
68
70
73
76
287
T55
D. Holmqvist
-1
F
5
69
72
69
77
287
T55
J. Concolino
-1
F
4
68
71
72
76
287
61
I. Lee
1
F
3
70
72
72
75
289
T62
A. White
2
F
2
71
71
74
74
290
T62
C. Matthew
2
F
5
71
68
74
77
290
T62
K. Shon
2
F
6
72
69
71
78
290
T62
K. Chung
2
F
9
72
70
67
81
290
T62
H. Clyburn
2
F
2
70
71
75
74
290
67
L. Davies
4
F
8
70
72
70
80
292
T68
M. Kwak
6
F
4
71
71
76
76
294
T68
L. Beck
6
F
8
71
71
72
80
294
70
B. Yada
8
F
10
73
69
72
82
296
71
P. Thanapolboonyaras
10
F
10
69
70
77
82
298
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