Thursday, November 18, 2010
Beatriz Recari Teeing It Up on the JLPGA Tomorrow
I was interested to see if Ji-Yai Shin, Ai Miyazato, Seon Hwa Lee, or Candie Kung would take advantage of their eligibility to play in the last regular-season JLPGA event of 2010, the Daio Paper ElleAir Ladies, so I checked their pairings sheet for tomorrow's 1st round. Even though Shin and Miyazato are playing in next week's season-ending major, the Ricoh Cup, they won't be teeing it up this week. Nor will Lee or Kung. As I scanned the list, I noticed plenty of JLPGA regulars with LPGA connections of one kind or another--Inbee Park, Momoko Ueda, Shiho Oyama, Teresa Lu, Tamie Durdin, Young Kim, Na-Ri Kim, and Onnarin Sattayabanphot--when all of a sudden I came across a "B.ﾘｶﾘ" from "スペイン"! Yup, that's Beatriz Recari from Spain, who must have enjoyed the Asian swing so much she couldn't wait to get back to Japan! No, wait, she only played in Malaysia this year, so this'll be her 1st time on the JLPGA. Buena suerte, B-chan!