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.
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.
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.
“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.
“So definitely felt like a little match play feel to it.”
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.”