Yin Ruoning. Remember the name because the 17-year-old Chinese golfer has won three tournaments in a row since turning professional and she wants to become world number one.
The Asian Golf Industry Federation called it “one of the most astonishingly successful starts to a professional golfing career”. Yin completed her hat-trick of triumphs, which have all come on the China LPGA Tour, with a one-stroke victory earlier this month at the Orient Masters in Xiamen.“The former China national amateur representative is believed to be the first player to post three straight wins to start a pro career,” said the Singapore-based federation.
For Yin, who turns 18 at the end of this month and playfully describes herself as “cute”, she hopes this is only the beginning.She is now at 302 in the world rankings, having been 503rd earlier this year, and is aiming high.“Yes, definitely,” the Shanghai-based rising star told unflinchingly in English, when asked if becoming the top women’s golfer on the planet is her ultimate ambition.