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Boutier and Lang to play in Women’s U.S. Open


The U.S. Men’s Open has been televised alongside the World Cup, but now that it’s over, it’s time for the Women’s U.S. Open to take place. This year was the first year in the history of the U.S. Open that the men’s tournament and the women’s tournament are played on the same course in the same year.

The women were set to tee off for the first round today, June 19. Included in the 2014 Women’s U.S. Open are two Blue Devils, junior Celine Boutier and two-time All-America Brittany Lang.

Boutier finished her sophomore year in Tulsa, Okla. where she and her Blue Devil teammates took home the program’s sixth NCAA Championship. She placed second individually on the national stage and won the ACC. The France native was on fire, winning the Honda Award and was presented as the WGCA National Player of the Year.

Boutier qualified for her first U.S. Open by playing in the sectional qualifying played at The Heritage Golf Course in Westminister, Colo. She scored 72 and 70 in her rounds in Colorado.

Lang competed for Duke for two years and turned professional in 2005, just after placing second at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open. This will be her 10th open. She placed second at the British Women’s Open back in 2011. She has finished in the top ten in major championships on five different occasions. Last year in the U.S. Women’s Open, Lang tied for second.

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