France’s Celine Boutier wins by two shots at Dundonald Links for consecutive wins

Ralph Casey

Celine Boutier (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Celine Boutier has won the 2023 FREED GROUP Women’s Scottish Open Presented by Trust Golf after shooting a final round of 70 to make it back to back wins.

The Frenchwoman climbs to the top of the 2023 Race to Costa del Sol with her latest victory having won the EVIAN Championship last weekend.

Boutier began the day with a three-shot lead and had a steady front nine with birdies on holes six and nine at Dundonald Links.


She rolled in a birdie on 13 before making bogeys on 14 and 16, but she bounced back with a birdie on 17 which proved to be enough to seal a two-stroke victory in Scotland.

Speaking to reporters after her round, tge winner said: “It’s completely crazy.
“I would have never imagined that I would be able to win not one, but two tournaments in a row. I’m just incredibly in shock. I don’t think I know what to say or what to think! I think it’s just completely out of control. I’m not sure what to think.

“There were definitely some tough shots out there, and I didn’t manage to play as well as the past three days, but I feel like that’s going to happen. It’s a long tournament, and I just tried to stay patient and stick to my game and stick to my game plan.

“I feel like both Hyo-Joo [Kim] and Maja [Stark] were playing well and, on this course, just like last year, anything can happen with a solid round. I tried to really stay patient and tried to hit some close, but it’s not always easy especially, on this course.

“It’s definitely an amazing feeling. I feel like winning in Scotland is definitely on my bucket list. The Home of Golf, to win a tournament there would have been amazing, but it’s so unexpected just because I won last week, so the odds that I would win this week are pretty low, and so I’m just incredibly in shock and very grateful.”

Korea’s Hyo-Joo Kim fired a final round of 65 (-7) to end the week at Dundonald in second place on 13-under-par.

The five-time LPGA Tour winner was bogey-free on the final day making birdies on holes three, five, eight, 11, 13, 14 and 18.

One shot further back on 12-under-par was 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner Ruoning Yin.

The Chinese player rolled in seven birdies and one bogey on her way to a final round of 66 (-6) to finish in third place.



Stay ahead of the game. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest Irish Golfer news straight to your inbox!

More News

Leave a comment

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy & Terms of Service apply.