Former Duke standout Celine Boutier wins Amundi Evian Championship

Claims first LPGA major title, fourth career Tour win

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis (@pksport)

RALEIGH, NC – Former Duke Women’s Golf standout, Celine Boutier claimed the 2023 Amundi Evian Championship title at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France on Sunday.

Dominating win

Finishing at 14-under par overall, six shots better than second-place finisher Brooke Henderson (-8), the 29-year-old Boutier collected the $1 million check, and was projected to move from eighth to first in the Tour’s Race to the CME Globe.

The win brought her earnings to $1,751,834 for the season and $5,502,732 for her LPGA Tour career.

Riding the wave of a productive season – 14 events played, 12 cuts made with two wins and three additional top-10 finishes – Boutier carried the 54-hole lead heading into the final round of play.

Blue Devils LPGA wins total goes up

Boutier is a 2016 graduate of Duke University and one of three Duke alumnae to win on Tour (Brittany Lang: 2016 U.S. Women’s Open, Leona Maguire: 2022 LPGA Drive On Championship, 2023 Meijer LPGA Classic).

She was a two-time All-American for the Blue Devils and the 2013-14 National Player of the Year helping lead the Blue Devils to the 2014 NCAA Championship.

Internationally, Boutier has represented Europe in two Solheim Cups (2019, 2021) and represented France in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she finished T34.

Notables: Boutier is the fifth player in the event’s history to make this championship her first major title, joining Hyo Joo Kim (2014), Lydia Ko (2015), Angela Stanford (2018) and Minjee Lee (2021)…She is the first player from France to claim the Amundi Evian Championship title since the event was designated as a major…Boutier is the third Frenchwoman to win a major championship Catherine LaCoste won the U.S. Women’s Open in 1967 as an amateur, and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc won The Chevon Championship in 2003.

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