Boutier back on the horse in The Grange

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Celine Boutier – 2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open champion.

For Celine Boutier, the celebration was too short.

The ISPS Handa Vic Open winner from Sunday heard her alarm before Monday morning at 06.00 in Barwon Heads, with a lift to the airport. By half past seven she was in the car and on her way to Adelaide.

This is the life of a professional golfer, where the caravan goes fast.

Fran├žaise Boutier was today at 13.30 in The Grange in Adelaide, greeted by the Jutanugarn sisters and a series of other LPGA Tour players delighted about her first victory at tour at the age of 25.

This Thursday she plays in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in The Grange and tries it all again.

"There was not much time," she said today. "I called my family and that was all."

Her parents were in Paris and had no access to the broadcast, but her sister watched it live.

Had she considered a Monday's rest? "No days off," she said.

Boutier, who graduated from the LPGA Tour of the secondary Symetra Tour, was once the number one amateur in the world, won a national championship while studying at Duke University in North Carolina.

But until Sunday she only had a top 10 finish on the main tour and her world rankings were No. 123. But her weekend on the 13th beach was exceptional; in particular, she jumped fast through the field on Saturday, when the conditions were terrible, scoring a three-under-par 69 against a field average of 75. "I think Saturday was a big day for me, to be good score in those conditions, & # 39; & # 39; she said.

It should come as no surprise that she would once again avoid the track on Sunday, and even 72 shot to take the lead on the first nine and hold on to the rear, after having followed a great bird on the par-four 15.

Boutier is a low ball-hitter and has quickly discovered that golf meets the sea by her style. Certainly 13th Beach offered the players no quiet day and Saturday was a nightmare for some players. "I think that course fits my style," she said. "I like to play golf on the left, it's not something I'm trying to do, it's just natural."

The young woman from Paris, born in France of Thai parents, now has the task to make a backup this week. "I'm not sure what it will be like," she said.

But she is ready for the challenge.

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