“I feel like everything is just clicking in the right way.”
Celine Boutier speaks the truth. The LPGA Tour winner fired a bogey-free, 4-under par 67 in the second round of the Volunteers of America Classic to reach -7 overall. The 2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open champion is three strokes back of the lead and tied for fourth with second-round action to resume tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. CT.
“Super thankful to finish [my round today],” said Boutier, who hit 14 greens in regulation on Friday. “I did not think the delay was going to be that long [of six hours], to be honest. I felt like I was taking for granted the fact that we were going to finish. I am definitely happy to be in this wave of the draw and just have to focus on the weekend now.”
After her performance this afternoon, five of Boutier’s last seven competitive LPGA Tour rounds have been in the 60s.
“It [Old American Golf Club] played a little bit tougher because of the pin positions, it was a little trickier and it was playing longer because of the rain,” Boutier said. “It was definitely a different course, but I felt like I played better because I didn’t really miss that many greens or managed to get up and down if I did miss the green, which wasn’t the case yesterday.
“My game overall is coming together really nice. I hope I can take advantage of that like I have the last couple weeks.”