Recari eagle seals play-off

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Beatriz Recari had her boyfriend to thank for her maiden LET title, won on Sunday in a dramatic Finnair Masters finale.

Spain’s Beatriz Recari had her boyfriend to thank for her maiden Ladies European Tour (LET) title after a dramatic finale to the Finnair Masters.
The 22-year-old holed her approach shot from 177 yards to eagle the par-four 18th, the first sudden death play-off hole, and see off the challenge of Denmark’s Iben Tinning at Helsinki Golf Club.
Recari had taken a five-shot lead into the final day after carding a course-record 64 in the second round, but shot a 73 to Tinning’s 68.
She later revealed she had to be persuaded to play a four iron into the final green by her caddie and boyfriend Andreas Thorp.
Recari said: “That was definitely the shot of my life, one to talk about to the grandchildren.
“To be honest, I owe a lot to my caddie because I hit a four-iron in the round and it was so short, so I told him, ‘hybrid’.
“He said: ‘We’ll stick to the club’, and it went in, so I certainly owe him some percentage for that.”
Becky Brewerton of Wales was tied with Recari on 11-under after an outward nine of 30, but dropped four shots on the way home after play had been suspended because of electrical storms.
She finish in a four-way tie for third place.

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