Women's golf officially has a new No. 1-ranked player

After her single third at the Queen City Championship this weekend, KPMG Women's PGA Championship winner Ruoning Yin rose to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings.  

Her 14-under score left her two strokes behind Charley Hull and Minjee Lee in a playoff. 

“I got goosebumps,” Yin remarked. I think world No. 1 is the big step to pursue Shanshan [Feng]. My thinking is blank right now. No idea what to say.” 

The 20-year-old is China's second women's world No. 1. Shanshan Feng, the 2012 Women's PGA champion, led the Rolex Rankings from November 2017 until April 2018.

“It means a lot,” Yin added. For me, it's a dream come true. I didn't get to talk much to Shanshan, but I'm excited to play the Asian Game with her in China.”

Yin required a top-four finish at the Queen City Championship to surpass American Lilia Vu as the top-ranked player. She shot 68, 66, 73...67 for 274 in Cincinnati. Her single third place finish marks her third in a row and fourth in five starts.

Yin becomes the 18th global No. 1 player. This season, she is the fifth No. 1 player. Yin, along with Atthaya Titikul and Lydia Ko, is the third player under 20 to hold the No. 1 spot.

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