Duke’s Boutier sits tied for 54th following third round at Evian Championship

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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE – Duke Blue Devils junior Celine Boutier finished with a 5-over par 76 and sat tied in 54th place (219) with six others following the third round of play at the LPGA Evian Masters being played at the Evian Resort Golf Club on Saturday.

Boutier posted earlier rounds of 71 and 72 to make the cut and moved on into weekend play at the event in her native France, as she hails from Montrouge.

Double bogeys on her third and 12th holes along with a bogey on the par-3 fifth kept the Blue Devils standout from gaining any ground up the leaderboard.

During her first round, she finished with an even-par 71 that included three birdies, one bogey and one double-bogey.

She finished her second round with a 72 after suffering a double-bogey on her final hole of the day.

Boutier, who also qualified for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, was one of three amateurs among a total of 72 players who made the cut, while such LPGA notables to miss playing on the weekend included Angela Stanford (+6), Ai Miyazato (+9), Catriona Matthew (+9) and Yani Tseng (+10).

Hyo Joo Kim currently leads the tournament at 8-under-par, 205.

The final and fourth round of play will air on the Golf Channel on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and NBC will complete coverage of the championship from 12:00-1:30 p.m.