Recari leads Kia Classic by two over Webb after late eagle in third round

Beatriz Recari at the Kia Classic
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By
Forrest Lee
Associated Press

Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 10:46 p.m.

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Beatriz Recari drove the green on the 285-yard 16th hole to set up a 4-foot eagle putt and finished with a 3-under 69 on Saturday for a two-stroke lead in the Kia Classic.

Recari, the 25-year-old Spaniard who won her lone LPGA Tour title in 2010, had an 11-under 205 total at Aviara Golf Club.

Hall of Famer Karrie Webb was second after a 70. Winless since the 2011 Founders Cup in Phoenix, Webb dropped strokes with bogeys on Nos. 13 and 17.

Paula Creamer and I.K. Kim were three shots back. Creamer had a 71, and Kim shot 70.

Stacy Lewis, playing her first event since taking the No. 1 spot in the world from Yani Tseng with a victory last week in Phoenix, was four strokes back after a 69. Trying to win her third straight tournament, Lewis had an eagle on the par-5 eighth.