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Recari beats Kim, takes Kia Classic

CARLSBAD, California - Beatrtiz Recari sank an 18-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff with Kim In-kyung of Korea to win the Kia Classic on Sunday.

After Recari and Kim three-putted No. 18 both in regulation and on the first playoff hole, Recari ended it for her first victory since her rookie season of 2010.

She later put her hands to her face and wiped away tears as her caddie boyfriend, Andreas Thorp, put his arm around her.

Kim, now based in Rancho Santa Fe, won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2010.


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