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Only two days have passed since Celine Boutier celebrated becoming the first Frenchwoman to win her country’s sole major.
It is no surprise then, that the 29-year-old is still well and truly on cloud nine.
Boutier was showered in champagne on the 18th green on Sunday after storming to a six shot victory at the Evian Championship to win her maiden major crown.
The Parisian returned to her home city after her unforgettable triumph at Évian-les-Baines and has barely had time to soak in her success after arriving on Scotland’s Ayrshire coast.
“Just watching the last final putt and the amount of champagne that got thrown on me actually was actually pretty mind-blowing,” she said ahead of the Women’s Scottish Open at Dundonald.
“Very overwhelming,” she added, reflecting on the celebrations. “It was incredible to be able to share my win with my family and obviously with the fans and stuff like that.
“The past few days, I’ve been really overwhelmed by the amount of support and people reaching out and being really genuinely happy for me. Just absolutely a dream come true.”
Boutier is a three-time LPGA tour winner with top-ten finishes in all four other major championships, but victory on home soil in the one that matters most had seemed unfeasible at the start of the week.
However, after taking a three-shot overnight lead into the final round, the win never looked in doubt.
Her nerveless closing 68 on Sunday at the Evian Resort Golf Club ultimately proved to be a victory lap in front of an electric home crowd.
“I never really pictured how it was going to happen,” Boutier beamed. “Obviously it was such a dream for me. I wouldn’t even call it a goal for me this year. I obviously wanted to perform well in the majors.
“But in the past I was never really able to play well in Evian, just the pressure of everything was a lot for me to handle and this year, I just decided to really do it for myself and not put so much pressure on myself.
“The fact that I even had a chance to play for the win in the final round was a big advantage for me.
“It felt like a win for me and it felt like a win for them as well. To be able to share it with everyone in my home country is an absolute dream come true.”
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