Boutier Seals Maiden Major with Victory At The Amundi Evian Championship
Celine Boutier stormed to a six-stroke victory with a closing round of 68 (-3) to win the 2023 Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club.
The Solheim Cup star made history as she became the first player from France to secure the Amundi Evian Championship since the event was designated a major.
It was a dream start for Boutier, who rolled in back-to-back birdies on her opening two holes before she added another birdie on the fifth to make the turn in 32 (-3) and extend her advantage at the top of the leaderboard.
Despite a dropped shot on 13, the Frenchwoman bounced back with a birdie on 15 and was able to walk up 18 and make her par to seal victory with a total of 14-under-par.
“It was definitely not easy,” said Boutier. “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.
“The start was pretty unexpected. I definitely felt like I handled the first few holes really well. I had a good opportunity on one and the putt on two was definitely a bonus.
“In golf, you can always play better. I definitely feel like I was very steady with all four rounds, which is very positive. Especially with the tougher conditions, I’m very satisfied with my level and with my game this week.”July 30, 2023 2:34 pm