Shin overtakes Ochoa as world's No. 1; Wie No. 8
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One day after Lorena Ochoa retired, there's a new No. 1 in women's golf.
Jiyai Shin of South Korea moved to the top of the women's world ranking yesterday after winning on the Japan LPGA Tour. The victory gave her an average of 9.29 points, ahead of Ochoa at 9.20. Ai Miyazato of Japan, who won the LPGA event in Mexico, is at No. 3 with 9.11.
Hawai'i's Michelle Wie moved up one spot to No. 8 at 6.59. She is also No. 8 in this season's money list with $184,178 in five tournaments. Miyazato leads the money list with $593,284 in five tournaments.
Ochoa had been No. 1 for 158 weeks since overtaking Annika Sorenstam in April 2007.