Jul 22

Recari a Winner in Ohio


Beatriz Recari Defeats Paula Creamer by One Stroke

Beatriz Recari outdueled Paula Creamer on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I’s in Sylvania, Ohio outside of Toledo.

Beatriz Recari A birdie at the final green gave her a closing 66 and a 72-hole total of 17-under par 267. Creamer finished a stroke behind at 268.

Recari becomes the third multiple winner on the LPGA Tour this season, joining world number-one Inbee Park [six wins] and Stacy Lewis [two]. The 26-year old won the Kia Classic in California in March.

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She’s now won three times on the LPGA Tour and once in Europe.

With the Soleheim Cup matches nearly at hand Rcari, who will be a Cup rookie this year, acknowledged that her barrel with Creamer had a unique feel to it.

Paula Creamer “It totally felt like Solheim Cup for the last two days,” Recari said.  “[Creamer] is a very experienced player in Solheim Cup and I’ll be a rookie.  It was great to play with her, to learn, because she’s so consistent. I said even if she drives it into the rough and doesn’t have a very clear shot, she’s going to leave it very close to the pin.  She’s done every time she was in the rough for the past two days.
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In a sense Recari has been overshadowed this season but she isn’t overly concerned about how others perceive her or her abilities.

“All I want to focus is to be the best I can be,” she said, “and I cannot control what other people, how other people think about me.

“Some people are going to love me; some people maybe they don’t value me the way they should value me. You can’t control that.  So all I can do is put a good score out there, get those wins, and the wins speak for themselves.”
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Rick Woelfel

Rick spent more than 15 years in broadcasting before going into print journalism; covering a wide variety of sports during his career but derives his greatest satisfaction from writing about golf and golf history.
He first covered the LPGA Tour in 1986 while still in broadcasting, and has been covering golf ever since, at both the amateur and professional levels.
Rick was a staff writer for Philadelphia Golfer from 1996-2003 and served as the associate editor of Philadelphia Golf Magazine and New Jersey State Golf from 2004-2007.
Since 2007 he has edited and published Women’s Golf Report, an e-zine devoted to women’s golf, while also writing for other golf outlets. He is also a correspondent for two Philadelphia-area daily newspapers and a contributor to Referee, a periodical devoted to sports officiating.