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August 11, 2014

Lee soars into top 30 in women's world rankings

Rory McIlroy won his second major championship in a row, and his third consecutive event overall, and he strengthened his hold atop the world golf rankings.

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mirim Lee earned her first LPGA Tour title on Sunday and that helped her jump into the top 30 in the women's world rankings.

Lee vaulted 42 places to No. 29.

The top four in the rankings were the same with Stacy Lewis followed by Lydia Ko, Inbee Park and Suzann Pettersen. Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson exchanged places with Wie up to No. 5.

Shanshan Feng was seventh again and she was trailed by Karrie Webb, So Yeon Ryu, Cristie Kerr, Anna Nordqvist, Paula Creamer, Angela Stanford, Lizette Salas and Amy Yang.

Sun Ju Ahn jumped a pair to No. 16. Jessica Korda and Catriona Matthew both slipped one to 17th and 18th. Hyo-Joo Kim and Na Yeon Choi stayed put at 19 and 20 this week.

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