Celine Boutier carded a 3-under 68 on Sunday to capture her first major championship with a 6-stroke victory at the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France.
Boutier, 29, recorded four birdies against one bogey on the day to finish the tournament at 14-under 270. She pocketed a $1 million check with the win.
Her 6-shot advantage tied the biggest win at a women’s major in the past 10 years, along with Lydia Ko‘s victory at the 2015 Evian Championship.
The victory, her fourth on the LPGA Tour, was especially sweet for Boutier, who was born in Clamart, France, which is a little more than five hours southeast of Evian Resort Golf Club.
“It has been my biggest dream since I started watching golf,” Boutier said. “This tournament has always been very special to me, even just watching as a teenager, and just to be able to hold this trophy is pretty unbelievable.”
Boutier is the third woman from France to win a major, following Patricia Meunier-Lebouc at the 2004 Kraft Nabisco Championship and Catherine Lacoste, who was an amateur when she captured the 1967 U.S. Women’s Open.
Her previous best finish at the Evian was a tie for 29th on two occasions. She missed the cut last year.