Rolex Rankings No. 45 Beatriz Recari has been known as the â€œIron Womanâ€ on the LPGA Tour of late for her consistency and on Sunday, she used a gritty performance to hold off I.K. Kim in a two-hole playoff to win her second-career LPGA victory at the Kia Classic.
Recari, who was bogey-free for the first three rounds in Carlsbad, turned in three bogeys and one birdie in regulation including a bogey on the 18th where she missed a four-foot par putt to win. After her win, Recari admitted to that her nerves were not nearly as calm as they were during her first win back in 2010.
â€œI don`t think I`m any close to calm right now,â€ said Recari. â€œIt`s the opposite. Every victory is different and this is just amazing and I can`t believe it. It`s been really hard work and it`s definitely paid off and I`m really happy.â€
Australian Karrie Webb had a disappointing 2 over 74 to finish tied 6th. Webb could not capture the form in her earlier rounds with 4 bogeys and 2 birdies in the final round.
Lindsey Wright, the other Australian in the field had a final round 77 to finish tied 67th.
The next event on the LPGA schedule is the Kraft Nabisco Championship.