Because the Ladies’s Olympic Golf Rankings qualification interval deadlines looms, this week’s Financial institution of Hope LPGA Match-Play hosted by Shadow Creek is one other alternative for worldwide gamers to safe their place within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this August. The Olympic subject, restricted to 60 gamers for every of the lads’s and ladies’s competitions. For the ladies’s occasion, the Worldwide Golf Federation (IGF) makes use of the Rolex Ladies’s World Golf Rankings to create the Olympic Golf Rankings as a way of figuring out eligibility.
The highest-15 world-ranked gamers will likely be eligible for the Olympics, with a restrict of 4 gamers from a given nation. Past the highest 15, gamers will likely be eligible based mostly on the world rankings, with a most of two eligible gamers from every nation that doesn’t have already got two or extra gamers among the many prime 15.
Along with her first win on the LPGA Tour on the Pure Silk Championship introduced by Go to Williamsburg, Wei-Ling Hsu additional secured her place as the highest participant from Chinese language Taipai, rising 30 spots to No. 78 on the earth. It’s her highest place on the Rolex Rankings since September 2019, and Hsu is now 64 spots greater than the next-ranked participant from her nation, Teresa Lu. Hsu withdrew from this week’s occasion in Las Vegas however will likely be again for the U.S. Ladies’s Open.
After a solo third end on the Pure Silk Championship, Jessica Korda jumped to No. 12 within the Rolex Rankings, widening the hole to 4 positions between her and Austin Ernst at No. 16. Korda continues to carry the ultimate spot on the U.S. Olympic workforce, and goals to affix sister Nelly, Danielle Kang and Lexi Thompson in her first-career Video games this summer season in Tokyo.
One other to rise additional via the Rankings is Albane Valenzuela. Sitting at No. 183 on the earth, Valenzuela rose 25 spots after her T13 efficiency in Williamsburg. She’s risen 246 spots on the 12 months, first breaking into the highest 200 the week of March eighth after a career-best fifth on the LPGA Drive On Championship introduced by Golden Ocala. She is the lone Swiss participant within the prime 400 of the Rolex Rankings, and is trying to compete in her second Olympics at simply 23-years-old. In 2016, Valenzuela completed T21 as an beginner, certainly one of three among the many 60-player subject together with fellow 2020/21 Tour rookie Leona Maguire and Tiffany Chan. As of March 24, Valenzuela is now ranked No. 46 within the Olympic Golf Rankings.
For extra data on the Olympic Golf Rankings and an up to date Ladies’s Reallocation Reserve Checklist, click on right here: https://www.igfgolf.org/tokyo-2020-olympic-golf-rankings