KirkwoodGolf: DUKE WGOLF: Article: Boutier wins First Symetra Tour Event

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DUKE WGOLF: Article: Boutier wins First Symetra Tour Event

Celine Boutier
Courtesy Symetra Tour
Celine Boutier
Boutier wins First Symetra Tour Event
Courtesy Duke Sports Information
Sun, May 14, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University alumna Celine Boutier carded a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Classic on the Symetra Tour.  The win was her first on the Symetra Tour, after totaling a 72-hole ledger of 278 with rounds of 68, 68, 70 and 72 in Greenwood, S.C.

Boutier, a 2016 Blue Devil graduate, collected $30,000 with the victory to move her into second place on the Symetra Tour money list with $39,295 in six events.  She has notched four straight top 20 finishes, including three top 10 placements over the last four tournaments.

In Sunday's final round, Boutier registered back-to-back birdies on No. 6 and No. 7 to move one shot off the lead at 11-under-par.  She would go on to make 10 pars and a bogey on No. 15 to conclude the day at 10-under-par.  She was tied through 72 holes along with Paola Moreno.  In the playoff, Boutier registered a short birdie, while Moreno added a bogey on the first playoff hole to give Boutier the victory.

Boutier was the 2014 WGCA National Player of the Year and helped lead Duke to the 2014 NCAA Championship in Tulsa, Okla.  

292 Charlotte Thomas 75 68 72 77 (T42) $1,150.
295 Hannah Burke 76 71 73 75 (T51) $906.

+Aberdeen's Gemma Dryburgh missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 73 for 148.