Céline Boutier and Perrine Delacour finish strong and qualify!

The two French women involved in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play completed the group stage by winning on Friday and thus securing their place in the final draw. They will play the round of 16 on Saturday at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, along with six other European players!

Four months from the Solheim Cupthe performances of the leaders of the European clan are enough to reassure the new captain, Suzanne Pettersen.

Indeed, eight of the sixteen hens of the Bank of Hope Match Play To shadow stream (Nevada) were dominated by players flying the European flag.

Leona Maguire, Lynn Grant, Albania Valencia, Maya Stark, Carlotta Cicada, Anna Nordqvist and the two French women, Perrine Delacour And Celine Boutier climbed Friday for the round of 16 of the only match play tournament of the season of the LPGA !

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Untouchable Boutier

Easy winner 5&3 of the South African Paula RetoCéline Boutier is one of the five players to have achieved a clear round during this first phase with the Japanese furyMaguire from Ireland, Stark from Sweden, Valenzuela from Switzerland and Ciganda from Spain.

2up halfway through, the Frenchwoman never let go of her grip and also enjoyed a day inside the winner of the CP Women’s Open in Canada last year.

In the round of 16, Boutier will be opposed to Angel Yinone of the five American survivors of the group stage who finished top of group 14 with 2 wins and a draw.

I was coming back from a long week in France so I was quite tired

Perrine Delacour

Perfect scenario for Perrine Delacour

beaten by Jennifer Kupcho the day before, Perrine Delacour kept her destiny in her hands thanks to a convincing success on the first day against the Indian Aditya Ashok.

To climb into the big picture, the Aisne player got rid of the American Caroline Inglis 3&2 with four birdies in sixteen holes, but also benefited from the draw of his two previous opponents to save himself a barrage.

“I’m pretty happy. I haven’t played my best golf all week and I was coming back from a long week in France so I was quite tired, declared Delacour at the exit of the green of the 16. It’s such a relief to move on to the next round without having to play a play-off. It’s never easy to have to decide in sudden death. In match play, anything can happen, so I’m going to play my game and see where it takes me. »

In the final table, she will face the formidable Irish Leona Maguire, undefeated in three matches in group 7.

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