Drive On Championship with international trio


Author of an excellent second day on the course of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon (Arizona), Céline Boutier came back to within three shots of the lead, still occupied by a very international trio.

Like the day before, nearly a hundred players played under par in the second round of the Drive On Championship in Arizona, the first LPGA regular season tournament played on American soil.

The leaders are at -12 after 36 holes, an average of one birdie every three holes without making a mistake.

Céline Boutier, results

This is exactly what Céline Boutier managed to achieve on Friday. With the nuance that it was halfway through that the 14th player in the world put her foot on the accelerator pedal, chaining six birdies in a sequence of eight holes between the 15th (her 6th hole of the day) and the 4th. .

Thanks to this card of 66, Boutier invites himself into the top 10 at -9 total. On the eve of the weekend, she occupies 7th place with seven other players including world number 3, Jin Young Ko.

In the absence of Lydia Ko, the South Korean is the best placed in the world top 10. Nelly Korda is in 15th position at -8, Atthaya Thitikul is only 39th while Brooke M. Henderson and Lexi Thompson missed the cut.

Victorious last week in her second LET tournament in Singapore, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard ended up giving up at the very end of the game on Friday.

The eleven hour lag apparently got the better of the Varoise who conceded three bogeys on the last seven holes. Passed in 35, she was still in the right car before a final error at 18 which cost her the cut.

A misadventure that Perrine Delacour narrowly avoided, having been absent from the circuit for several months for personal reasons.

Extremely well started in the second round with four birdies on her first six holes, the player from Aisne scared herself at the start of the return with a double-bogey-bogey sequence.

Fortunately, Delacour then managed to put an end to the bleeding to return a card in the par synonymous with 53rd place, eight strokes from the head.

Fourth Frenchman qualified via Monday’s selection test, and dropped out after the 1st round (74), Céline Herbin corrected the situation by returning a 71 which could have been better without two bogeys at the end of her day at 7 and at 8.

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