Ha Na Jang moved into the South Korean Olympic team mix with her victory Sunday at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.
Jang jumped five spots in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings to No. 5. That moved her up to the second Olympic qualifying spot among the Koreans, bumping In Gee Chun out of the team mix. There are four Koreans currently holding qualifying spots. Inbee Park tops the list, while Amy Yang and Sei Young Kim holding the third and fourth spots.
The top 60 in the Olympic Women’s Rankings will qualify for the games in Rio de Janeiro in August. Olympic qualifying for golf is finalized on July 11. The Olympic Women’s Rankings (see below) are based on the Rolex rankings. If a player isn’t among the top two from her country in the Rolex rankings, she won’t appear on the Olympic Women’s Rankings, unless she’s among the top 15 in the Rolex rankings. As many as four players from a country can qualify for the Olympics if they’re all among the top 15 of the Rolex rankings.
Click here for the full list of the 60 women currently in line to qualify for Rio.