France’s Celine Boutier wins first major at Evian Championship


Celine Boutier carded a 3-under-par 68 on Sunday to capture her first major championship with a six-stroke victory at the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France.

Boutier, 29, recorded four birdies against one bogey on Sunday to finish the tournament at 14-under 270. She pocketed a $1 million check with the win.

The victory — her fourth on the LPGA Tour — was especially sweet for Boutier, who was born in Clamart, France, which is a little more than five hours southeast of Evian Resort Golf Club.

Boutier’s previous best finish at the Evian was T29 on two occasions. She missed the cut at the event last year.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson (70 on Sunday) — the 2022 winner — finished in second place at 8-under on Sunday, followed by a five-way tie for third. Norway’s Celine Borge (68), Mexico’s Gaby Lopez (68), South Korea’s A Lim Kim (69) and Japan’s Yuka Saso (70) and Nasa Hataoka (72) all finished at 7-under.

–Field Level Media

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