Céline Boutier, France has her maiden Ladies European Tour title, the Sanya Ladies Open.
Céline carded a final round -4 under par 68 to win the Sanya Ladies Open, her maiden Tour victory, at -12 under par, a four shot winning margin at Yalong Bay Golf Club in China.
Céline said her putting was on fire on her back nine;
“It’s amazing. It’s my first time playing in this event and my first time in China, so I couldn’t have expected the week to have gone any better.”
“My putting was on fire on the back nine, so that helped me to get birdies.”
“It was a lot of fun.”
“The weather has been great and we were staying right by the beach, so it was a great mix of playing golf and going to the beach to relax.”
China LPGA Tour rookie Solar Lee finished in second place at -8 under par, with a last round -3 under 69;
“I was quite nervous on the first tee but I tried my best to enjoy the experience. I’m very happy with the result.”
Another Ladies European Tour rookie Valdis Thora Jonsdottir, from Iceland, was in third place, a last round of even par 72 giving her a -7 under par total, saying she could not make her putter work today;
“I couldn’t hole a putt today, but that’s okay. I was playing solidly but I lost a ball on nine.”
“I had been playing well and I guess I got a bit too much adrenaline flowing. It is what it is.”
“A top-three finish is good. I’m disappointed I didn’t get the win, but Céline played really well and she putted amazingly, especially on the back nine.”