Former Ojai resident Beth Allen posted her best career finish on the Ladies European Tour, tying for second at the Open de España Femenino tournament last week at the La Quinta Golf Resort on the Costa del Sol. The 29-year-old Allen, who played at Nordhoff High and at Cal State Northridge, went into the final round with a one-shot lead. She posted a even-par 72 on Sunday, but England's Melissa Reid fired a 2-under 70 to win by a stroke. The strong finish allowed Allen to earn her biggest paycheck as a professional, winning 23,308 Euros ($31,879 U.S. dollars). In addition, Allen jumped up 17 places in the LET's money list, putting her at 24th for the season. This is her fourth season playing in Europe after competing for several seasons on the LPGA Tour.