Major Champions Boutier, Saso draws 58 in the second round of Da Championship

June 30, 2024

The main champion of Serin Buti and Yuka Saso did something in the second round of the Da Championship. This was done only once in the annual command event. After opening with a 4-over 74 as a foursome on Thursday and having their backs against the wall, Team BS gave it their all on Friday at Midland Country Club, shooting 12-under 58 to get back into the cut zone for the Dow Championship.

Boutier and Sasso’s score of 58 tied the tournament’s 18-hole 4-ball scoring record since Minjee Lee and Ko Jin-young recorded it in the final round of the inaugural Dow Championship in 2019. In addition, in the history of Dauchampionship, it was only the seventh time of the Dout Championship, which was replaced by the last example of 2022, when Maria Fassi and Staysilouis fired 59 in the last round of the Midland Country Club.

Considering how far away from the conversation, the duo was at the start of the second round. Sitting equally with the 59th and 10 lead shots, Boutier and Saso are very satisfied with the two -day return and can reassure that they are playing on the weekends of Midland, Michigan It ended as part of the third season of last season, which began as a partner. “It was really fun. I think we complement each other really well,” Boutier said of the 58-player squad. “We got off to a good start, (Yuka) hit it right in the middle and then we were able to finish off with a birdie on the 18th hole on the back nine. It was definitely a really fun round and we’re really happy to have the opportunity to get together and play this weekend.”

Starting their second round on the 10th, Boutier and Sasso got two birdies on the first three holes, the par-4 10th and the par-4 12th, to get back to two-over for the tournament and then got two more birdies on holes 15 and 18 for a par-less 31. The duo turned up the pressure on the back nine, scoring seven consecutive birdies on holes one through seven to move up the leaderboard. Then the BS team won a par-8, then made a final birdie on the par-4 ninth hole to shoot a 58 and move from T59 to T22, just four strokes behind the top five teams in 8th place overall with 36 holes to play. In Michigan. “I guess I just tried to take advantage of as many opportunities as I could,” Boutier said. “Going into the back nine I knew I needed a couple more birdies. Whenever we had the opportunity, we would go there without hesitation. I didn’t realize we had seven in a row until we started (scoring). “I had 8 birdies out of 9, so if you get 9 birdies in a row, it’s fun, but don’t get too hung up on it.”

Comfort is very important for athletes when competing in partnerships, and neither Boutier nor Sasso had any problems adapting to the other’s playing style. In fact, it could be said that it was last year’s positive experience at the Deux Championships that gave Boutier the boost she needed to win her first major title at the Amundi Evian Championship next week. The Frenchwoman won decisively. . . And for the long -standing family, Saso, BuuTier’s junior is a calm competitiveness of the 30 -year -old age, she likes the European team’s comrades the most, especially the stability that Saso rely this week, especially. Yesterday’s rude start.

“It’s very convenient to play with Serin,” said Saso. “She’s a very good partner. I didn’t start the day well yesterday but she gave me some encouraging words which really helped me so I’m really grateful to Celine.”

After their remarkable rebound, Team BS will now be fighting together for their first Dow Championship title, an achievement that will be incredibly special for both men considering how close they came to winning the tournament in 2023. And with plenty of confidence from their stellar four-ball performance on Friday, Boutier and Sasso are ready to take on the next foursomes match, determined to improve on their 74 from Thursday and close the four-stroke gap to the leader on the road.