Like last season, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard only needed one tournament (8th at Blessings Collegiate Invitational) to find the path to success. And how !
The Varoise suddenly improved her previous record on fifty-four holes dating from 2016 at the St Rules Trophy (- 13) where she had beaten Anaïs Meyssonnier and thereby set a new record (- 14) in individual for his university team.
After a 71 in the first round, she followed by a 66 and a 65 (the best score of the competition) by totaling fourteen birdies and a single bogey!
“I don’t think I have already won with a seven stroke lead, she declares. It was frankly a great tournament individually but also as a team since we are doing the double. It’s always so satisfying and even more memorable. ”
A week after the victory of Julien sale (her boyfriend), Pauline Roussin-Bouchard imitated him with happiness: “The “Golden couple” is huge, she appreciates. It was really in a corner of our head since this summer. He also obtained a good result this week (13e) in difficult conditions and like me with a triple (for Pauline at the last hole of her first round trip). What is important is not the triple but the attitude and the reaction. A hole doesn’t define our tournament, but everything around it does. I’m leaving tomorrow for the East Lake Cup. ”
Thanks to two cards under par (71 and 71) on the last two turns, Mathilde Claisse placed thirteenth (216) and third on the South Carolina team.
On the other hand, Candice Mahé, also present in Mississippi, experienced great difficulties on the course of the Old Waverly Golf Club. The Georgia player finished in 59th place (230): “A very complicated competition for me, she admits. I was not at all confident on the course. I had a lot of trouble on my face-offs in the first round ending with a double. And at the last, my finish was worse with two bogeys and a triple. I still have one tournament to play at home before returning to France for the Christmas holidays. ”
Two other Frenchwomen were engaged in tournaments. Lucie Charbonnier (Texas A&M) clinched a top 10 (9th at 222) at the UT Arlington Invitational with a 71 in conclusion. Manon Labeur (Missouri – St. Louis) finished eighteenth place (237) in the McKendree Bearcat Duel Gender.