SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Beatriz Recari of Spain captured the LPGA Marathon Classic on Sunday after firing a bogey-free 5-under-par 66 to finish at 17-under 267 at Highland Meadows Golf Club.
Recari held off Paula Creamer -- who finished one shot behind at 16 under -- to capture her second victory of the year and third for her career. She won the Kia Classic in March.
Recari and Creamer separated themselves from the pack and went head-to-head all afternoon. Creamer grabbed a one-shot lead with a birdie at the third hole, but Recari made a birdie of her own at the next to tie it. They were tied for the lead at 15 under after nine holes.
Neither dropped a shot on the back nine, but Recari's birdie at the par-3 14th hole gave her a one-shot lead.
Creamer had a birdie putt from the fringe on the 18th hole to tie Recari and potentially force a playoff, but the ball slipped past the cup.
Recari chipped to within three feet with her fourth shot at the last hole and made her par putt to secure the victory.
Eighteen-year-old Lexi Thompson and England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff tied for third place at 13 under. Angela Stanford and Jacqui Concolino finished in a tie for fifth at 10 under.
NOTES: Thompson carded a hole-in-one on the 14th hole after hitting a perfect 6-iron from 181 yards. The ace was already the fourth of her career. ... Meena Lee started the round tied for 48th and finished in a tie for seventh after a shooting a 9-under 62. ... The next event and last before the Solheim Cup is the Women's British Open, which begins Aug. 1.