05/27 19:58 CDT Former Duke teammates Boutier, Maguire set for LPGA Match Play
Former Duke teammates Boutier, Maguire set for LPGA Match Play semifinal
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) --- Former Duke and Solheim Cup teammates Celine
Boutier and Leona Maguire remained undefeated Saturday at Shadow Creek to set
up a semifinal match in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play.
The third-seeded Boutier, from France, edged Ayaka Furue of Japan 2 and 1 in
the quarterfinals. The seventh-seeded Maguire, from Ireland, held off American
Lindsey Weaver-Wright 3 and 2.
In the other semifinal Sunday morning, Linn Grant of Sweden will face Pajaree
Anannarukarn of Thailand. Grant beat Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 3 and 1,
and Anannarukarn edged Carlota Ciganda of Spain 3 and 2.
The 29-year-old Boutier, a two-time European Solheim Cup player, won the LPGA
Drive On Championship in March at Superstition Mountain in Arizona for her
third LPGA Tour title. She topped Angel Yin 4 and 2 in the morning in the round
Maguire, 28, won the 2022 LPGA Drive On Championship in Florida for her lone
LPGA Tour title. She beat Perrine Delacour 5 and 3 in the round of 16.
The eighth-seeded Grant is winless on the LPGA Tour. The 23-year-old Swede
starred at Arizona State.
Anannarukarn, seeded 36th, won the 2021 ISPS Handa World Invitational in
Northern Ireland for her only LPGA Tour title. She's also 23.
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