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Boutier takes three-shot lead at the Women’s Scottish Open

Celine Boutier Celine Boutier - The Canadian Press

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Celine Boutier took a three-shot lead at the Women’s Scottish Open after posting a 6-under 66 in the third round on Saturday.

Boutier, who won the Évian Championship last Sunday, had eight birdies and two bogeys in her round. The 29-year-old Frenchwoman is 13 under overall.

“I feel like my expectations have definitely been higher,” Boutier said. "Like even when I miss a good shot or I make a bogey, I definitely get more annoyed. So I definitely have to keep my expectations kind of like level and not get too far ahead of myself.”

Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit (66) is tied for second with Swede Maja Stark (72).

“You learn every day when you play golf. You learn every single round, after every single shot,” Tavatanakit said. "So I’m just really having fun learning so far. And it’s links, so anything could happen. I feel like if you play good, you also need a little bit of luck, and it’s been helping me so far.”

Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom (68), is a further shot back in fourth.

Overnight leader Hinako Shibuno, who won the Women’s British Open in 2019, is in a three-way tie for sixth after a 5-over 77.

Maddie Szeryk of London, Ontario, is tied for 37th with an even total after a 1-over 73 on Saturday.


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