2nd May 2016

UL International Crown Standings

After the conclusion of the ANA Inspiration, the eight countries that will compete in the second playing of the UL International Crown which will be held on July 21-24 at the Merit Club outside Chicago were announced.

Based on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings, the eight countries that will compete are – Republic of Korea, United States, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Australia, England, and China.  Now while the countries have been determined their final seed and team members are still up for grabs.

Following the conclusion of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, the four highest ranked players from each of the eight qualifying countries will make up their respective teams for the matches. The eight countries will be seeded #1 through #8, and they will be divided into two pools based on the cumulative team score of the four players’ Rolex World.

We saw some movement in the team standings after last week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Presented by CTBC with Team Australia moving into the sixth position in the team standings bumping England to the seventh spot and China to eight.

There continues to be movement on the bubble for Teams United State and England, with Gerina Piller and Brittany Lincicome trading position and moving into the fourth spot for the United States and Jodi Ewart Shadoff moving into the fourth team spot for England over the past month. Other players to watch on the bubble for teams Republic of Korea, United States and Japan are Amy Yang, Brittany Lincicome, and Erika Kikuchi all sitting in the top bubble spot within a few points of taking that fourth position on the team.

Standings as of April 25, 2016

1 Republic of Korea 23 2 United States 43
Inbee Park 2 Lexi Thompson 3
In Gee Chun 6 Stacy Lewis 4
Sei Young Kim 7 Cristie Kerr 16
Ha-Na Jang 8 Gerina Piller 20
Amy Yang 9 Brittany Lincicome 21
So Yeon Ryu 10 Jessica Korda 24
3 Japan 156 4 Chinese Taipei 212
Haru Nomura 23 Teresa Lu 22
Shiho Oyama 37 Candie Kung 36
Mika Miyazato 42 Yani Tseng 53
Ayaka Watanabe 54 Ssu-Chia Cheng 101
Erika Kikuchi 60 Wei-Ling Hsu 123
Momoko Ueda 61 Min Lee 171
5 Thailand 310 6 Australia 361
Pornanong Phatlum 30 Minjee Lee 12
Ariya Jutanugarn 33 Karrie Webb 41
Moriya Jutanugarn 95 Rebecca Artis 146
Nontaya Srisawang 152 Su-Hyun Oh 162
Thidapa Suwannapura 165 Sarah Jane Smith 219
P.K. Kongkraphan 202 Katherine Kirk 225
7 England 365 8 China 399
Charley Hull 25 Shanshan Feng 11
Holly Clyburn 85 Xiyu Lin 50
Melissa Reid 98 Jing Yan 142
Jodi Ewart Shadoff 157 Yuting Shi 196
Hannah Burke 168 Simin Feng 221
Georgia Hall 173 Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu 231