Céline Boutier, in the provisional top 3

Still as solid despite the difficult playing conditions, Céline Boutier continues with a new card under par. After her inaugural 68 (-3), the Frenchman thus signs a good 70 (-1). At -4 (138), she temporarily occupies third place in the tournament along with Australian Minjee Lee, the world No. 2.

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Leaving at 8:25 a.m. local (9:25 a.m. in France) from tee n°1, Celine Boutier once again knew how to tame the elements and this formidable by 71 of Muirfield. In difficult playing conditions with a very irregular wind (16-22 km/h on average with gusts between 25 and 32 km/h at times), the Frenchwoman remained patient.

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Despite a bogey from hole 4, the current world No. 17 immediately corrected the shot on the next hole with a first birdie then a second on par 4 of the 8th before conceding a bogey again on 9 The sequence of 10 and 11 allows him to rack up two more birdies before getting stuck for a third and final time on 12.

With a putter still saving, especially on the 18th thanks to a magnificent string for par, Céline Boutier adds a second round under par after her inaugural 68 (-3). The third at -4 (138) with world No. 2 Australia, Minjee Lee. The American Jessica Korda and the Japanese Hinako Shibuno, leader Thursday evening, are still on the course at -5. What to be SO satisfied even if there is still a lot of golf until Sunday evening at Gullana.

Birdies on 10 and 11 were pretty cool as I managed to get the ball close to the flag, it was not easy with the windemphasizes the Francilienne in the mixed zone. Then, I had a few pars that helped me, especially the 18. I found myself in the bunker on the drive, and suddenly, I put a little string to save the par. It did me good to end the game. »

Here in Scotland, we know we’re not going to hit all the greensshe continues. Somewhere you have to agree to concede bogeys. If we can do as little as possible, that’s good, but it’s also true that you have to have a fairly solid little game on the links. So it’s quite gratifying to be where I am in the standings because the playing conditions are difficult, as is the course, and it’s true that in Majors, it’s always good to be in this position. Afterwards, there is still a lot of golf, there can still be a lot going on this weekend. So I try not to think too much about the future… »

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