Stephen Ames parred all 18 openings Saturday to complete a wire-to-wire win at the Trophy Hassan II in Rabat, Morocco.
It is the 3rd occupation Champions Tour title for the 58-year-old Canadian, that completed 5 shots in advance of runner-up Mark Hensby of Australia.
Ames carded a 73 in the 3rd round at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam to complete the competition at 9-under 210.
Hensby obtained within round after a birdie at the 10th opening, however missed out on a brief birdie puttat No 12 that would certainly have connected for the lead. He double-bogeyed each of his following 2 openings as well as wound up with a 2-over 75 for Saturday.
“I knew everybody else had to catch me,” Ames claimed. “I played the game I needed — put the ball in play. I had opportunities but didn’t make any. Unfortunately, Mark faltered with two double bogeys.”
Hensby’s solo secondly was his finest coating in 11 begins on the Champions Tour.
“I hit a really nice putt there [at No. 12], and it just didn’t go in,” Hensby claimed. “And it was unfortunate I just couldn’t put enough pressure on Stephen at that time because that was the time where I think that things could have changed, especially I would have been tied then.”
Four gamers connected for 3rd, ending up round behind Hensby at 3 under; Australia’s Richard Green (70 on Saturday), Paul Stankowski (71 ), Sweden’s Robert Karlsson (74) as well as Brett Quigley (74 ). Green was making his scenic tour launching.
“It feels awesome,” Green claimed. “It feels like a long career and maybe some deserved results around this course. I came here for a long time with the European Tour and played. Never really played that well, but had some tough days, and I feel like this week has been a bit of a reward for patience. Kind of understanding the course a little bit early on in the week, that it was a golf course that you needed to just hang in there.”
Only one gamer took care of to damage 70 onSaturday Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez fired a 4-under 69 to complete in a connection for 7th location at 2 under with Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie (72 ).
Ames opened up the competition Thursday with a 6-under 67 that consisted of 8 birdies. He grabbed his initial win considering that the 2021 Principal Charity Classic.
“Everybody knows this is a tough golf course,” Ames claimed. “Takes a lot of patience, and there was a lot of patience going on for me this week. I’m ecstatic about the win. It moves me forward nicely.”
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