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France’s Celine Boutier ascends into lead at Evian Championship

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Celine Boutier carded a 2-under-par 69 on Friday to say a one-stroke lead after the second spherical of the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France.

Boutier recorded 4 birdies in opposition to two bogeys on Friday to reside at 7-under 135 for the event at Evian Resort Golf Club.

A 3-time LPGA Tour winner who’s looking for her first profession main title, Boutier was born a little bit greater than 5 hours southeast of Evian-les-Bains in Clamart, France.

Boutier, 29, holds a one-stroke lead over Patty Tavatanakit (67) of Thailand and Yuka Saso (69) of Japan.

Gaby Lopez (68) of Mexico, Alison Lee (71) of the United States and Nasa Hataoka (67) of Japan reside in a three-way tie for fourth place at 5-under, one stroke forward of Hae Ran Ryu (71) of South Korea and two in entrance of a foursome that features Brooke Henderson (70) of Canada and first-round chief Paula Reto (75) of South Africa.

American Rose Zhang (71) and World No. 1 Jin Young Ko (70) of South Korea are half of a giant group tied for twelfth at 2-under.

Spain’s Carlota Ciganda was disqualified on Friday after arguing a slow-play penalty and refusing to signal her rating card.

Ciganda, 33, misplaced her attraction of the two-stroke penalty incurred on her ultimate gap.

She carded a spherical of 1-over 72 however left the scoring tent with out signing her card, prompting the disqualification.

The Evian Championship is the fourth of 5 girls’s majors of the yr.

–Field Level Media