Marathon Classic winner Beatriz Recari back in Sylvania

6/9/2014
BLADE STAFF
Beatriz Recari poses with the trophy after winning the 2013 Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania.
Beatriz Recari poses with the trophy after winning the 2013 Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania.

Golfer Beatriz Recari returned to friendly turf today to help promote the 2014 Marathon Classic.

Speaking with reporters at Highland Meadows, where she defeated Paula Creamer by a stroke to win the LPGA event in Sylvania last year, Recari said, "I can't express how special it is to be back."

"I haven't stopped smiling since then," she said.

Recari, 27, will seek to defend her Marathon Classic title July 17-20. A roster of stars set to include Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, and Se Ri Pak among others will compete for $1.4 million in prize money.