Celine Boutier wins first major title in France

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Amundi Evian Championship R4
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July 30, 2023
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Celine Boutier started the day with a three-shot lead over Nasa Hataoka and quickly extended it to four with birdies on the par-4 1st and par-3 2nd holes. The 29-year-old Frenchwoman made back-to-back pars on holes three and four and grabbed another birdie on No. 5 to move to 14-under and sit five ahead of Hataoka.

The Japan native dropped a shot on the par-4 6th hole to give Boutier a six-shot advantage, but a birdie from defending champion Brooke Henderson to get to 9-under overall tightened the Frenchwoman's lead to five with nine holes to play.

Boutier, Hataoka and Canadian Henderson each parred the 10th hole, and Hataoka got back to 9-under with a birdie on No. 11, once again five back of Boutier. Henderson dropped to 8-under after making a bogey on No. 12, and Boutier followed suit with a bogey of her own on the par-4, 13th hole, now 13-under and four ahead. A Hataoka bogey on 14 put Boutier back to five up with four holes to play, but a birdie from Henderson on 15 again closed the gap by a shot. Boutier slammed the door shut with a birdie on the par-5 15th hole, and when Henderson bogeyed 17, all the 29-year-old needed was three pars to win The Amundi Evian Championship by an incredible six shots, her  fourth career LPGA Tour title and first major victory.

"It honestly has been my biggest dream ever since I started watching golf," said Boutier, who fired a final-round, 3-under 68 en route to victory. "This tournament has always been very special to me, just even watching as a teenager. To be able to hold this trophy is pretty unbelievable.

“(Having my family here) made it even better. I feel like they helped me this week to stay grounded and keep my mind off of golf off the golf course. It's really sweet to be able to share it with them, and I definitely wouldn't be here without them."

Boutier is the fourth first-time major winner this season, alongside Lilia Vu, Ruoning Yin and Allisen Corpuz, and she is the first Frenchwoman ever to win The Amundi Evian Championship. She's also the third LPGA Tour player from France to win a major championship, joining Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, who won the 2003 Chevron Championship, and Catherine LaCoste, who won the 1967 U.S. Women's Open as an amateur. Boutier becomes the fourth two-time winner this season, joining Jin Young Ko, Vu and Yin, and will continue to ride this form to the fifth and final major of the year at the AIG Women's Open in two weeks and the Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin in September.

"I feel like golf you can always play better. I feel like I was very steady all four rounds, which is very positive. Especially with tougher conditions, I'm definitely very satisfied with my level and with my game this week," said Boutier. "It was not easy, but the conditions were so tough I felt like it could go either way really fast, so I just tried to stay focused on each shot and hole at a time. It was pretty challenging with the wind.

"I think nothing else matters now that I have this trophy, so I'm really good for the rest of the year."

Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
1Celine Boutier-1466 - 69 - 67 - 68270
2Brooke M. Henderson-869 - 70 - 67 - 70276
T3Celine Borge-767 - 72 - 70 - 68277
T3Gaby Lopez-769 - 68 - 72 - 68277
T3A Lim Kim-767 - 74 - 67 - 69277
T3Yuka Saso-767 - 69 - 71 - 70277
T3Nasa Hataoka-770 - 67 - 68 - 72277
8Gemma Dryburgh-670 - 70 - 69 - 69278
T9Atthaya Thitikul-569 - 75 - 70 - 65279
T9Megan Khang-570 - 73 - 70 - 66279
T9Su Ji Kim-567 - 74 - 71 - 67279
T9Rose Zhang-569 - 71 - 71 - 68279
T9Nelly Korda-570 - 73 - 64 - 72279
T14Jennifer Kupcho-468 - 75 - 71 - 66280
T14Esther Henseleit-467 - 73 - 73 - 67280
T16Stephanie Kyriacou-374 - 71 - 68 - 68281
T16Morgane Metraux-370 - 75 - 68 - 68281
T16Linn Grant-369 - 71 - 70 - 71281
T16Minjee Lee-369 - 71 - 66 - 75281
T20Min Ji Park-269 - 75 - 72 - 66282
T20Jin Young Ko-270 - 70 - 73 - 69282
T20Ashleigh Buhai-272 - 72 - 68 - 70282
T20Eun-Hee Ji-267 - 75 - 70 - 70282
T20Hyo Joo Kim-271 - 72 - 67 - 72282
T20Anna Nordqvist-272 - 70 - 68 - 72282
T20Angel Yin-267 - 76 - 66 - 73282
T20Alison Lee-266 - 71 - 71 - 74282
T28Moriya Jutanugarn-171 - 74 - 72 - 66283
T28Ariya Jutanugarn-170 - 73 - 73 - 67283
T28Sarah Kemp-173 - 73 - 68 - 69283
T28Sarah Schmelzel-172 - 73 - 69 - 69283
T28Jodi Ewart Shadoff-169 - 75 - 69 - 70283
T28Johanna Gustavsson-170 - 75 - 67 - 71283
T28Ryann O'Toole-170 - 74 - 68 - 71283
T28Wei-Ling Hsu-169 - 73 - 68 - 73283
T36Amy YangPar72 - 71 - 75 - 66284
T36In Gee ChunPar72 - 72 - 72 - 68284
T36Wichanee MeechaiPar66 - 76 - 74 - 68284
T36Ayaka FuruePar69 - 76 - 70 - 69284
T36Peiyun ChienPar68 - 71 - 74 - 71284
T36Georgia HallPar71 - 73 - 68 - 72284
T42Aditi Ashok+171 - 72 - 74 - 68285
T42Linnea Strom+173 - 72 - 70 - 70285
T42Albane Valenzuela+169 - 74 - 71 - 71285
T42Hae Ran Ryu+167 - 71 - 76 - 71285
T42Leona Maguire+170 - 73 - 67 - 75285
T42Lilia Vu+171 - 70 - 68 - 76285
T48Daniela Darquea+270 - 74 - 75 - 67286
T48Mi Hyang Lee+270 - 76 - 71 - 69286
T48Hye-Jin Choi+272 - 73 - 72 - 69286
T48Miyu Yamashita+270 - 75 - 67 - 74286
T48Patty Tavatanakit+269 - 67 - 74 - 76286
53Minami Katsu+374 - 69 - 72 - 72287
T54Jiyai Shin+472 - 74 - 75 - 67288
T54Jenny Shin+472 - 73 - 73 - 70288
T54Pauline Roussin+473 - 73 - 71 - 71288
T54Elizabeth Szokol+473 - 72 - 70 - 73288
T54Allisen Corpuz+471 - 73 - 71 - 73288
T59Angela Stanford+569 - 75 - 75 - 70289
T59Hinako Shibuno+572 - 72 - 69 - 76289
T61Cheyenne Knight+671 - 75 - 75 - 69290
T61Stephanie Meadow+669 - 76 - 76 - 69290
T61Yan Liu+672 - 72 - 73 - 73290
T61Karis Davidson+673 - 72 - 70 - 75290
T61Sung Hyun Park+672 - 70 - 72 - 76290
T61Lydia Ko+666 - 76 - 71 - 77290
T61Min Lee+674 - 70 - 67 - 79290
68Paula Reto+764 - 75 - 72 - 80291
69Pernilla Lindberg+868 - 72 - 74 - 78292
70Emma Talley+1573 - 73 - 81 - 72299
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Amundi Evian Championship 2023

Date: July 27th - 30th 2023

Location: Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France

Purse: $6,500,000

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