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The 29-year-old Boutier recorded a three-under-par 68 on Sunday to run away with an emotional victory in entrance of her residence followers by six strokes on the French resort of Evian-les-Bains.

She turned simply the third Frenchwoman to carry a significant title, after Catherine Lacoste gained the U.S Ladies’s Open in 1967 as an newbie, and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc lifted the Chevon Championship in 2003.

However Lee’s hopes of one other last-round fightback to take the title, simply as she did when lifting the title in superb model in 2021, by no means took flight.

Seeking to carry her third main crown, the 27-year-old from Perth simply by no means received getting into pursuit of the in a single day chief after giving herself the briefest hope by birdieing the sixth gap.

A horrible run of six bogeys in eight holes across the flip meant she really ended up having the worst spherical of any of the contenders – a four-over-par 75 – as she slumped from joint-third in a single day, simply 4 photographs adrift of Boutier, to a joint-Sixteenth end, 11 photographs behind the brand new champion.

Lee ended up not even being the outright main Australian as Sydney’s Steph Kyriacou additionally completed tied for Sixteenth on three-under after a closing spherical 68.

“Truthfully it has been my largest dream since I began watching golf.” – Celine Boutier.

However Boutier confirmed no indicators of last-round nerves as she front-ran superbly, recording 4 birdies and only one bogey to complete at 14-under, pocketing a $US1 million ($A1.5 million) cheque with the win.

The victory – her fourth on the LPGA Tour – was particularly candy for Boutier, who was born in Clamart, 5 hours south-east of Evian Resort Golf Membership.

“Truthfully it has been my largest dream since I began watching golf,” she mentioned breathlessly after changing into the primary French winner of the occasion.

“This event has all the time been very particular to me, even simply watching as an adolescent and simply to have the ability to maintain this trophy is fairly unbelievable.

“I believe nothing else issues this yr now that I’ve this trophy. I am actually good for the remainder of the yr.”

Her earlier greatest end on the Evian had been a tie for twenty ninth on two earlier events and she or he did not even make the minimize on the occasion final yr.

The defending champion, Canada’s Brooke Henderson shot a 70 to complete second at eight-under, adopted 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 the Japanese pair of Yuka Saso (70) and Nasa Hataoka (72).

Boutier, who received the standard champagne-drenching from her fellow gamers on the 18th inexperienced, by no means appeared like giving up her three-shot in a single day benefit after making three birdies within the first 5 holes.


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