Wednesday, September 09, 2015

 Amateurs Maguire and Boutier play in Evian 

Championship this week in France
DURHAM, North Carolina – Duke University standouts Celine Boutier and Leona Maguire, pictured below, the last two WGCA National Player of the Year selections, are set to compete in The Evian Championship this week at the 6,470-yard, par 71 Evian Resort Golf Club in France. 

The Evian Championship marks the fifth and final major of the 2015 LPGA season.  The Duke duo are two of only six amateur golfers competing this week.
Boutier will be competing in her home country of France as er family home is at the Paris suburb of  Montrouge.  She received the invitation to play in The Evian Championship after winning the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship over the summer in Northern Ireland. 
 Boutier is a two-time WGCA First Team All-America and earned WGCA National Player of the Year accolades as a sophomore. 
A native of Ballyconnel, Cavan, Ireland, Maguire placed second overall during the summer at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters with an 11-under-par, 277, in the United Kingdom.  Maguire, ranked No 1 female amateur in the world, posted one of the most successful individual seasons (2014-15) in Duke University women’s golf history with a school-record 70.78 stroke average, three victories and 24 rounds of even or under par.  She was named WGCA National Player of the Year for her efforts.
Maguire will open play at 7:56 a.m., Thursday along with Klara Spilkova and Belen Mozo on hole No. 1, while Boutier is paired with Jaye Marie Green and Xi Yu Lin.

    Celine Boutier with the British women's open amateur championship trophy after her victory at Portstewart, Northern Ireland in June. Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency.