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Special Report: The Evian Championship: French Golfer Karine Icher Balances Motherhood and Pro Tour

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Karine Icher said of the Evian Championship, ‘‘This is the only time for me to get to play in front of my home crowd and home country.’’ She now lives in Florida but travels on the L.P.G.A. tour with her husband, who is also her caddie, and their 5-year-old daughter, Lola.

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The tournament-season highlight each year for the French golfer Karine Icher is the trip she makes to Évian-les-Bains, in the French Alps.

She calls the site of the Evian Championship a “quiet place,” a scenically unique venue for a major championship, one that is staged in Icher’s homeland against a backdrop of mountains and Lake Geneva.

And if there were any place that Icher, 37, could pick to win her first L.P.G.A. tournament after 40 career top-10 finishes, it would be in the crisp French mountain air with friends, family and fans hiking with her around the Evian Resort Golf Club, savoring the view and that long-awaited moment.

“This is the only time for me to get to play in front of my home crowd and home country,” said Icher, who tied for second…

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