Ernst jumps 71 spots in world rankings

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Updated: 9/01 2:06 pm

Philadelphia, PA ( - Austin Ernst, who parred the first playoff hole to defeat I.K. Kim and win the Portland Classic on Sunday, jumped 71 spots in this week's world rankings.

After capturing her first victory on the LPGA Tour, Ernst is now among the top 100 in the world at No. 74. She was No. 145 last week.

There was no change to the top 11 players in the world. Stacy Lewis remained the top player, and she was followed by Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Suzann Pettersen, So Yeon Ryu, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Shanshan Feng, Karrie Webb, Anna Nordqvist and Cristie Kerr.

Azahara Munoz jumped two spots to No. 12, knocking Lizette Salas back a spot to 13. Na Yeon Choi and Paula Creamer both moved up one to 14 and 15, while Angela Stanford fell three spots from 13 to 16.

Amy Yang stayed put at 17, while Sun Ju Ahn and Jessica Korda swapped spots and are now 18 and 19, respectively. Hyo-Joo Kim took over Catriona Meadow's spot at No. 20, while Meadow fell one to 21.

Trish Johnson, who won the Ladies Scottish Open on the Ladies European Tour last week, also made a big move from No. 195 to No. 120 in the world. At 48 years old, Johnson became the oldest winner on tour.

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