It’s always a treat to play the weekend in front of a hometown crowd, but Saturday and Sunday will taste even sweeter for Frenchwoman Perrine Delacour. Friday saw the 28-year-old make the cut at the Amundi Evian Championship for the first time in three career starts with rounds of 66 and 68. Delacour’s first-round 66 is the lowest score she’s shot this season, highlighted by seven birdies, and she backed it up by going bogey-free on day two, carding birdies on holes 9, 11 and 18.
“I was kind of coming into this week with a lot of doubts because I never make the cut,” said Delacour, whose best LPGA Tour finish this year is a tie for 13th at the HSBC Women's World Championship. “I was like, okay, this year is a good one, and I've been talking a lot of positivity around this course and everything because a lot of girls complain and I've been telling myself positivity, and that kind of helped me to get through this week.”
Delacour has only played in two other major championships this season, finishing T63 at The Chevron Championship in April and missing the cut at last month’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She’s never finished better than T30 in a major – that result came in 2020 at The Chevron – but Delacour is now in a prime position to improve upon that stat as she looks to chase down the leaders over the weekend.
“I'm just going to try my best and see where it's going,” she said. “I'm really proud. First time I made the cut in Evian, so really happy about that. My game is feeling good so I'm just going to be patient during the weekend and see where it's going.”