Recari edges out Creamer for Marathon Classic crown
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 02:05:41 GMT —
Spain's Beatriz Recari outdueled Paula Creamer for the 28th Marathon Classic Crown Sunday at Highland Meadows Golf Club.
Recari and Creamer started the day tied for first, three shots ahead of their closest competition. There was a few lead changes between the two and they spent much of the back nine even until Recari birdied on the par-3 14. Recari held on to that one shot lead heading to the 18th hole and then sank a 4-foot birdie putt to claim her third victory of her career.
Recari finished the tournament with a 17-under 267. Creamer was just one stroke behind with a 16-under 268.
Lexi Thompson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff tied for third. Thompson finished the final round with a 4-under 67 while Ewart Shadoff finished with a 5-under 66. Both finished tied for third at 13-under.
No. 2 ranked women's golfer in the world Stacy Lewis finished the tournament strong with seven birdies and shot a 7-under 64. Lewis finished 9-under and in a five-way tie for seventh place.