Shane Lowry moves into top 100 of latest world rankings after winning Portugal Masters

Last Updated: 15/10/12 2:16pm

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Shane Lowry: rise of over 50 places after win in Portugal

Shane Lowry: rise of over 50 places after win in Portugal

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Shane Lowry has jumped 54 places in the world rankings to number 74 after wining the Portugal Masters.

The 25-year-old Irishman beat Ross Fisher by a shot to gain his first win as a pro. He'd previously captured the 2009 3 Irish Open but didn't pick up a penny of that £400,000 first prize cheque due to his then amateur status.

Lowry, who was 128th going into this week, has been joined in the top 75 by Sweden's Jonas Blixt.

Blixt shot 16-under to score a one-shot win in the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open and that victory moved him up from 115th to 75th in the latest world list.

The 28-year-old rookie had started 2012 ranked down in 226th.

With no world ranking points given out at the unofficial Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, winner Justin Rose remains fifth.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings:

1 Rory McIlroy 12.51pts, 2 Tiger Woods 9.37, 3 Luke Donald 8.93, 4 Lee Westwood 7.00, 5 Justin Rose 6.27, 6 Adam Scott 6.18, 7 Bubba Watson 6.03, 8 Webb Simpson 5.87, 9 Brandt Snedeker 5.83, 10 Jason Dufner 5.76

11 Steve Stricker 5.54, 12 Louis Oosthuizen 5.48, 13 Matt Kuchar 5.33, 14 Dustin Johnson 5.27, 15 Keegan Bradley 5.25, 16 Zach Johnson 5.10, 17 Phil Mickelson 4.99, 18 Graeme McDowell 4.66, 19 Sergio Garcia 4.64, 20 Hunter Mahan 4.56

Other leading Europeans: 25 Peter Hanson, 26 Ian Poulter, 29 Paul Lawrie, 30 Francesco Molinari, 32 Carl Pettersson, 33 Martin Kaymer, 35 Nicolas Colsaerts, 36 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 42 David Lynn, 45 Thomas Bjorn, 47 Fredrik Jacobson, 48 Martin Laird, 49 Rafael Cabrera Bello, 51 Jamie Donaldson, 52 Alexander Noren, 54 Padraig Harrington, 57 Simon Dyson, 59 Thorbjorn Olesen, 60 Richie Ramsay, 62 Marcel Siem, 64 Anders Hansen, 65 Bernd Wiesberger, 72 Alvaro Quiros, 74 Shane Lowry, 75 Jonas Blixt, 77 Pablo Larrazabal, 80 Matteo Manassero, 84 Robert Karlsson, 87 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 89 Robert Rock, 95 Danny Willett, 96 Ross Fisher

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