Recari in July 2009
|Full name||Beatriz Recari Eransus|
|Born||21 April 1987|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|College||University of Navarra|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2010)|
|Former tour(s)||LET (joined 2006)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T20: 2018|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T19: 2013|
|U.S. Women's Open||T27: 2011|
|Women's British Open||T14: 2016|
|Evian Championship||T9: 2013|
Born and raised in Pamplona in northern Spain, Recari began playing golf at age 11 and enjoyed a successful amateur career, with wins at the 2004 Spanish Amateur Championship and the 2005 French Amateur Championship. In 2003, she finished runner-up at the Girls Amateur Championship. She won the European Team Championship as a member of Team Spain in 2004 and was a member of Team Europe in the 2005 Junior Solheim Cup.
While studying economics at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Recari qualified for the Ladies European Tour in November 2005 and turned professional at age 18 for the 2006 LET season. She balanced professional golf with school in the spring of 2006, but after the completion of her first academic year, she concentrated on her golf career.
Recari won her first tournament as a pro in her fourth LET season at the 2009 Finnair Masters at Helsinki, Finland, where she holed out for an eagle two from 161 m (176 yd) on the first playoff hole to win € 30,000. Her best season to date as a professional, she finished 22nd on the 2009 LET Order of Merit (money list), with earnings of €68,889.
At the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at Daytona Beach, Florida in December 2009, Recari finished tenth to earn her LPGA Tour card for the 2010 season. She ended 2009 ranked 175th in the Women's World Golf Rankings.
During her first year on the LPGA Tour, Recari had made only three of thirteen cuts through September, and had missed the last five cuts. With under $43,000 in earnings, a return to the Qualifying Tournament appeared imminent, but a successful autumn run allowed her to finish with over $265,000, 39th on the money list. Recari won her first LPGA event in October at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge in northern California and made the cut in her final five events to finish runner-up to compatriot Azahara Muñoz for 2010 LPGA Rookie of the Year honors. Recari ended the year at 56th in the world rankings.
Starting in all 23 events of the year with a best finish of tied for eleventh at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Recari earned $223,053, which put her No. 43 on the money list. Recari ended the year ranked 72nd in the world rankings.
Recari played and made the cut in all of the 27 LPGA official events in 2012. Her streak of consecutive starts and cuts made earned her the nickname "Iron Woman". She earned $444,620 with five top-ten finishes, which ranked her 32nd on the money list. Her best finish throughout the year was a tied for sixth at the Navistar LPGA Classic. Recari ended 2012 ranked 59th in the world rankings.
Recari struggled with eating disorder in her early professional years. She went public with her struggle at the 2011 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup when she donated her winnings to The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. She was subsequently named the "Ambassador" of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in 2013.
Professional wins (4)Edit
LPGA Tour wins (3)Edit
|1||17 Oct 2010||CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge||68-66-70-70=274||–14||1 stroke||Gwladys Nocera||165,000|
|2||24 Mar 2013||Kia Classic||69-67-69-74=279||–9||Playoff||I.K. Kim||255,000|
|3||21 Jul 2013||Marathon Classic||69-65-67-66=267||–17||1 stroke||Paula Creamer||195,000|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2013||Kia Classic||I.K. Kim||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Ladies European Tour wins (1)Edit
|1||29 Aug 2009||Finnair Masters||65-64-73=202||–11||Playoff1||Iben Tinning||30,000|
1Holed out from the fairway for eagle on the first extra hole.
Results in LPGA majorsEdit
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T27||T35||CUT||T46||CUT||T55||WD||DNP|
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||T50||T45||T19||T40||CUT||T22||CUT||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||T9||T36||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|Women's British Open||CUT||DNP||CUT||CUT||CUT||T26||CUT||T17||CUT||T14||DNP||DNP|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||4|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||9||5|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||1||1||6||2|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||0||2||9||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2012 Kraft Nabisco – 2013 LPGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
LPGA Tour career summaryEdit
- official through 2018 season
LET career summaryEdit
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
- Junior Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2005
- Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2013 (winners)
- International Crown (representing Spain): 2014 (winners)
Solheim Cup recordEdit
|2013||4||3–1–0||1–0–0 def. A. Stanford 2&1||1–1–0 won w/ S. Pettersen 2&1,
lost w/ S. Pettersen 2&1
|1–0–0 won w/ K. Icher 2 up||3||75.0|
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