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Beatriz Recari Eransus (born 21 April 1987) is a Spanish professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

Beatriz Recari
2009 Women's British Open - Beatriz Recari (3).jpg
Recari in July 2009
Personal information
Full nameBeatriz Recari Eransus
Born (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 31)
Pamplona, Spain
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Nationality Spain
ResidenceFlorida, U.S.
Career
CollegeUniversity of Navarra
(one year)
Turned professional2005
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2010)
Former tour(s)LET (joined 2006)
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Ladies European Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT20: 2018
Women's PGA C'shipT19: 2013
U.S. Women's OpenT27: 2011
Women's British OpenT14: 2016
Evian ChampionshipT9: 2013

Contents

Amateur careerEdit

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.[1][2][3] 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.[1]

Professional careerEdit

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.

2009Edit

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.[4] 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.[2] She ended 2009 ranked 175th in the Women's World Golf Rankings.[5]

2010Edit

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.[6] 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.[7] Recari ended the year at 56th in the world rankings.[8]

2011Edit

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.[1][9][10] Recari ended the year ranked 72nd in the world rankings.[11]

2012Edit

Recari played and made the cut in all of the 27 LPGA official events in 2012.[12][13] Her streak of consecutive starts and cuts made earned her the nickname "Iron Woman".[10][14] She earned $444,620 with five top-ten finishes, which ranked her 32nd on the money list.[15] Her best finish throughout the year was a tied for sixth at the Navistar LPGA Classic.[1] Recari ended 2012 ranked 59th in the world rankings.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[17] She was subsequently named the "Ambassador" of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in 2013.[18]

Recari began dating Andreas Thorp, her caddie, in 2008.[3][19]

Professional wins (4)Edit

LPGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2013 Kia Classic   I.K. Kim Won with birdie on second extra hole

Ladies European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ()
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 2018.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T26 T25 CUT CUT T50 CUT T20
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
Women's British Open CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT T26 CUT T17 CUT T14 DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^ T9 T36 CUT CUT CUT CUT

^ 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.

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 4
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
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 3
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 7 39 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2012 Kraft Nabisco – 2013 LPGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

LPGA Tour career summaryEdit

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2010 18 8 1 0 0 5 1 265,466 39 72.57 56
2011 23 19 0 0 0 0 T11 223,053 43 72.58 44
2012 27 27 0 0 0 5 T6 444,620 32 71.69 29
2013 25 21 2 0 1 9 1 1,030,614 8 70.87 17
2014 27 18 0 0 0 1 T8 309,058 53 72.19 66
2015 25 13 0 0 0 1 T5 167,890 75 72.85 98
2016 29 23 0 0 0 2 T4 386,260 49 71.65 53
2017 24 13 0 0 0 1 T5 197,765 77 71.94 91
2018 22 12 0 0 0 2 T6 156,089 87 71.92 76
  • official through 2018 season[20]

LET career summaryEdit

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
()
Order of
Merit
2006 15 12 0 0 0 0 T20 24,990 73
2007 17 10 0 0 0 0 T11 22,513 82
2008 15 10 0 0 1 2 T3 37,252 59
2009 14 11 1 0 0 1 1 68,889 22

Source:[21][22]

World rankingEdit

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year World
ranking
Source
2006 485 [23]
2007 439 [24]
2008 456 [25]
2009 175 [5]
2010 56 [8]
2011 72 [11]
2012 59 [16]
2013 19 [26]
2014 61 [27]
2015 143 [28]
2016 96 [29]
2017 119 [30]

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup recordEdit

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 4 3–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 1–0–0 3 75.0
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Beatriz Recari Bio". LPGA. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "In the Winner's Circle with Beatriz Recari". LPGA. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Wei, Stephanie (20 May 2010). "An Interview With Beatriz Recari (the Stunning, Awesome, Spanish Rookie)". Wei Under Par. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Beatriz Recari wins after sudden death playoff". Finnair Masters. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Stats: Official Money: 2010". LPGA. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Stats: Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year: 2010". LPGA. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Beatriz Recari". LPGA. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  10. ^ a b Clayton, Ward (7 March 2013). "Recari's streak earns "Iron Woman" Nickname". LPGA. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  12. ^ DiMeglio, Steve (7 January 2013). "LPGA adds new tournament in the Bahamas". USA Today. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  13. ^ Lee, Forrest (24 March 2013). "Recari wins Kia Classic in playoff". The SportsXchange. Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  14. ^ DiMeglio, Steve (17 November 2012). "Beatriz Recari keeps her streak alive". USA Today. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  15. ^ http://www.lpga.com/golf/news/2013/7/marathon-winners-circle.aspx
  16. ^ a b "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  17. ^ Baldry, Beth Ann (17 March 2011). "Recari among LPGA players with a cause". Golfweek. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  18. ^ Mell, Randall (19 March 2013). "LPGA's Recari promotes eating disorder awareness". Golf Channel. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  19. ^ "Beatriz Recari wins Kia Classic in a playoff". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  20. ^ "Beatriz Recari stats". LPGA. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Ladies European Tour (LET) - Ladies European Tour Player Profile -". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  22. ^ "Ladies European Tour (LET) - LET Historical Information Players". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  23. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  24. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  25. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  26. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  27. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  28. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  29. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  30. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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