Stephen Ames Leads Mitsubishi Classic Through Two Rounds


Stephen Ames started the day two shots back of the lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic – tied for the third position with a group of six. But after a 4-under 68 in round two at TPC Sugarloaf, the 52-year-old Canadian is all alone at the top of the leaderboard at 9-under-par.

While Ames is on top, the leaderboard is still bunched up with 19 players within four shots of the lead, including five players tied for second at 8-under.

Round-one leader Bob Tway and Kenny Perry, who fired the best round of the day, are two of the five at 8-under. The others are Billy Andrade, Brandt Jobe, and Kevin Sutherland.

David Frost was also at 8-under, with one hole to play – the par-5 18th. A birdie by Frost on 18 would have given him a share of the lead. Instead the usually reliable South African made a double bogey-7 and dropped down to 6-under, tied for 9th.

Top 5

1 Stephen Ames -9
T2 Bob Tway -8
T2 Kevin Sutherland -8
T2 Kenny Perry -8
T2 Brandt Jobe -8
T2 Billy Andrade -8


T7 Miguel Angel Jimenez -7
T9 John Daly -6
T9 David Frost -6
T21 Fred Funk -4
T21 Bernhard Langer -4
T21 Larry Mize -4
T28 Jose Maria Olazabal -3
T24 Tom Watson -2
T39 Ian Woosnam -1
T39 Mark Calcavecchia -1
T55 Jesper Parnevik +2
T60 Larry Nelson +3

Clutch Putt

This is the birdie putt that gave Ames the lead on the final hole.


Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Round Two, April 15, 2017

1Stephen Ames6768-9
2Kenny Perry7264-8
2Billy Andrade7066-8
2Brandt Jobe6868-8
2Kevin Sutherland6769-8
2Bob Tway6571-8
7Marco Dawson6968-7
7Miguel Angel Jimenez6968-7
9Scott McCarron7068-6
9John Daly7365-6
9Billy Mayfair7068-6
9Lee Janzen6969-6
9Jay Don Blake6870-6
9David Frost6672-6
15Paul Broadhurst7069-5
15Roger Chapman7069-5
15Woody Austin6970-5
15Mark Brooks6970-5
15Tom Byrum6970-5
15Scott Verplank6871-5
21Bobby Gage7070-4
21Fred Funk7268-4
21Jerry Kelly6971-4
21Michael Bradley6971-4
21Bernhard Langer6773-4
21Mike Goodes6773-4
21Larry Mize6773-4
28Scott Parel7071-3
28Paul Goydos7071-3
28Jeff Sluman7368-3
28Duffy Waldorf7368-3
28Esteban Toledo6972-3
28Jose Maria Olazabal6972-3
28Jerry Smith6972-3
28Dan Forsman6972-3
28Jeff Maggert6774-3
37Brian Henninger7270-2
37Joe Durant7468-2
39Tommy Armour III7271-1
39Sandy Lyle7271-1
39Gary Hallberg7073-1
39Tim Petrovic7073-1
39Mark Calcavecchia7469-1
39Ian Woosnam7568-1
45Russ Cochran7272E
45Doug Garwood7272E
45Olin Browne7371E
45Jay Haas7569E
45Kirk Triplett7668E
50Jim Carter73721
50Wes Short, Jr.70751
50Glen Day70751
50Scott Hoch74711
50Fran Quinn75701
55Gene Sauers71752
55Carlos Franco70762
55David Toms70762
55Steve Pate74722
55Jesper Parnevik74722
60Willie Wood71763
60Tom Watson70773
60Brad Faxon73743
60Larry Nelson74733
60Rod Spittle75723
60Bob Gilder76713
60Kent Jones76713
60Miguel Angel Martin77703
68Phillip Price70784
68Joey Sindelar73754
68Scott Dunlap76724
71Skip Kendall72775
71Tom Pernice, Jr.74755
71Grant Waite75745
74Steve Lowery75756
74Todd Hamilton78726
76Steve Schneiter77747
77Tom Purtzer76768
78Andy North787913
-Mark O'Meara75-WD

Credit: PGA Tour Champions Media



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