ShopRite LPGA Classic R3

Céline Boutier shoots 63 to win in New Jersey

LPGA Classic 2021 R3
October 01-03
Seaview, Bay Course, Galloway, New Jersey
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 2

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Céline Boutier of France matched her career-low score of 63, staying bogey-free, to reach 14-under and win her second LPGA Tour title at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer.


LPGA Classic 2021 R3

“It was such a surreal day. This morning, I knew the course was scorable and that I had to shoot a low score to even have a chance,” said Boutier. “Then after No. 18, I had left everything on the course. But a couple of groups were left out there.

“I was expecting to go into a playoff. It was already in my mind having to prepare for that. The fact that neither Jin Young nor Inbee birdied 18 really left me kind of stunned. I’m still a bit surprised about it.”


LPGA Classic 2021 R3

Rolex Rankings No. 2 Jin Young Ko (69), No. 3 Inbee Park (69) and a bogey-free Brooke Henderson (64) tied for second place at 13-under.

Boutier now matches Patricia Meunier-Lebouc and Anne-Marie Palli for most wins by a French golfer in LPGA Tour history. Palli had also won the ShopRite LPGA Classic, beating Laura Davies in a playoff in 1992.


LPGA Classic 2021 R3

“It’s really hard to describe and even realize what it means, but I fortunately know both Patricia and Anne-Marie, and they’re the nicest people,” said Boutier. “Patricia has won a major, so I feel like I’m not even at that level yet. There’s not that many French players out here on Tour, so it’s just always amazing and I’m super proud to represent my country every week.

“I know Anne-Marie quite well, actually. I got to know her my first year on Tour because she lives in Phoenix and we used to have the Founders [Cup] tournament there, so she would come out and watch. She was actually here this week playing in the Pro-Am, so I saw her Wednesday and Thursday. I really do love her energy and I’m sure she was watching, too. I hope she’s happy.”


LPGA Classic 2021 R3

Boutier, who won the Lacoste Ladies Open de France on the Ladies European Tour just two starts ago, talked about the impact winning the Solheim Cup in September had.

“I think it give me a lot of energy. My next tournament after the Solheim [Cup] was the French Open, which I won, too, so it kind of helped me for the French Open,” said Boutier, a three-time LET champion. “And then the French Open helped me get more confidence coming into these weeks on the LPGA. I just feel like I’m having some really good momentum and hope to keep going until the end of the season.”

Canadian Henderson matched her career-low round of 64 on the Bay Course at Seaview, a Dolce Hotel. She also tied the second-lowest score of the tournament with Maria Fassi, who went 7-under on Sunday to reach 12-under overall and secured a career-best result on the LPGA Tour of solo fifth.

“I said to [caddie and sister] Brit, ‘We finally played like us, and that feels really good.’ It was so fun to be back in contention,” said Henderson. “It was fun to be near the top and have a chance to make a couple birdies coming in.”


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South Koreans Ko and Park had birdie chances at the 18th to force a playoff with Boutier but neither could capitalize.

“Céline played a great round. I really didn’t see them coming from that much behind, but I obviously did not have a great round. I mean, it was okay, but not good enough to win,” said Park. “Got off to a good start. Just couldn’t finish well. A little bit disappointing.

“I knew that I had to make a birdie [on No. 18] and gave it all I got. Just came up a little bit short.”

LPGA Classic 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Celine Boutier
-14
66-70-63
199
T2
Brooke M. Henderson
-13
66-70-64
200
T2
Jin Young Ko
-13
66-65-69
200
T2
Inbee Park
-13
66-65-69
200
5
Maria Fassi
-12
70-67-64
201
6
Patty Tavatanakit
-11
68-65-69
202
T7
Paula Reto
-10
66-72-65
203
T7
Jaye Marie Green
-10
68-69-66
203
T7
Su Oh
-10
70-65-68
203
T7
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-10
65-70-68
203
T7
Brittany Lincicome
-10
67-67-69
203
T12
Xiyu Lin
-9
69-70-65
204
T12
Anna Nordqvist
-9
69-69-66
204
T14
Min Lee
-8
69-69-67
205
T14
Caroline Masson
-8
67-71-67
205
T14
Sei Young Kim
-8
72-65-68
205
T14
Andrea Lee
-8
68-68-69
205
T14
So Yeon Ryu
-8
65-70-70
205
T19
Ariya Jutanugarn
-7
69-72-65
206
T19
Dana Finkelstein
-7
69-72-65
206
T19
Eun-Hee Ji
-7
70-70-66
206
T19
Marina Alex
-7
69-71-66
206
T19
Liz Nagel
-7
67-72-67
206
T19
Yuka Saso
-7
67-70-69
206
T19
Stacy Lewis
-7
70-66-70
206
T19
Marissa Steen
-7
68-68-70
206
T27
Mo Martin
-6
70-71-66
207
T27
Wichanee Meechai
-6
71-69-67
207
T27
Matilda Castren
-6
66-74-67
207
T27
Bianca Pagdanganan
-6
69-70-68
207
T27
Sarah Burnham
-6
73-65-69
207
T27
Sung Hyun Park
-6
72-66-69
207
T27
Madelene Sagstrom
-6
71-67-69
207
T34
Brittany Altomare
-5
75-65-68
208
T34
Katherine Kirk
-5
69-71-68
208
T34
Ashleigh Buhai
-5
67-73-68
208
T34
Danielle Kang
-5
71-68-69
208
T34
Ally Ewing
-5
70-69-69
208
T34
Gaby Lopez
-5
70-69-69
208
T34
Jennifer Song
-5
69-70-69
208
T34
Leona Maguire
-5
67-70-71
208
T34
Cheyenne Knight
-5
67-69-72
208
T34
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-5
66-68-74
208
T44
Dottie Ardina
-4
71-70-68
209
T44
Chella Choi
-4
69-72-68
209
T44
Sarah Kemp
-4
71-69-69
209
T44
Mirim Lee
-4
71-69-69
209
T44
Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
68-71-70
209
T44
Perrine Delacour
-4
67-68-74
209
T50
Alana Uriell
-3
72-69-69
210
T50
Luna Sobron Galmes
-3
70-71-69
210
T50
Haeji Kang
-3
69-72-69
210
T50
Jeongeun Lee
-3
72-68-70
210
T50
Lexi Thompson
-3
68-72-70
210
T50
Esther Lee
-3
68-71-71
210
T50
Annie Park
-3
71-67-72
210
T57
Charley Hull
-2
70-71-70
211
T57
Mina Harigae
-2
72-68-71
211
T57
Georgia Hall
-2
72-68-71
211
T57
Ryann O’Toole
-2
71-69-71
211
T57
Muni He
-2
67-72-72
211
T57
Tiffany Chan
-2
69-69-73
211
T57
Hannah Green
-2
69-69-73
211
T64
Ana Belac
-1
69-72-71
212
T64
Sakura Yokomine
-1
70-70-72
212
T64
Amy Olson
-1
66-74-72
212
T64
Na Yeon Choi
-1
69-70-73
212
T64
Lauren Stephenson
-1
67-71-74
212
T69
A Lim Kim
1
72-68-74
214
T69
Jackie Stoelting
1
72-67-75
214
T71
Pajaree Anannarukarn
2
69-72-74
215
T71
Celine Herbin
2
68-73-74
215
Hyo Joo Kim
WD
69-70
Jenny Coleman
CUT
74-68
142
Gemma Dryburgh
CUT
73-69
142
Azahara Munoz
CUT
72-70
142
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
72-70
142
Amy Yang
CUT
72-70
142
In Gee Chun
CUT
71-71
142
Mi Hyang Lee
CUT
71-71
142
Gerina Piller
CUT
71-71
142
Pornanong Phatlum
CUT
70-72
142
Sophia Popov
CUT
70-72
142
Alena Sharp
CUT
70-72
142
Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
69-73
142
Nicole Broch Estrup
CUT
76-67
143
Albane Valenzuela
CUT
76-67
143
Sarah Schmelzel
CUT
74-69
143
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
71-72
143
Lauren Coughlin
CUT
70-73
143
Jennifer Kupcho
CUT
70-73
143
Bronte Law
CUT
70-73
143
Yu Liu
CUT
70-73
143
Nasa Hataoka
CUT
69-74
143
Stephanie Meadow
CUT
69-74
143
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
69-74
143
Lindsey Weaver
CUT
75-69
144
Esther Henseleit
CUT
71-73
144
Katherine Perry-Hamski
CUT
71-73
144
Jenny Shin
CUT
71-73
144
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
72-73
145
Elizabeth Szokol
CUT
72-73
145
Lindy Duncan
CUT
71-74
145
Kristen Gillman
CUT
74-72
146
Wei-Ling Hsu
CUT
74-72
146
Aditi Ashok
CUT
73-73
146
Daniela Darquea
CUT
70-76
146
Megha Ganne (a)
CUT
70-76
146
Haru Nomura
CUT
69-77
146
Kristy McPherson
CUT
75-72
147
Klara Spilkova
CUT
71-76
147
Pavarisa Yoktuan
CUT
71-76
147
Cydney Clanton
CUT
78-70
148
Christina Kim
CUT
77-71
148
Ssu-Chia Cheng
CUT
75-73
148
Brynn Christine Walker
CUT
78-71
149
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
73-76
149
Sydnee Michaels
CUT
72-77
149
Jennifer Chang
CUT
71-78
149
Caroline Inglis
CUT
76-74
150
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
75-75
150
Brittany Lang
CUT
75-75
150
Giulia Molinaro
CUT
73-77
150
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
73-77
150
Anne van Dam
CUT
73-77
150
Mel Reid
CUT
71-79
150
Rachel Drummond
CUT
75-76
151
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
75-77
152
Laura Davies
CUT
74-78
152
Jing Yan
CUT
79-75
154
Linnea Strom
CUT
77-77
154
Angel Yin
CUT
80-78
158
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