Stephen Ames discharged a 3-under the same level 70 to keep his area on top of the leaderboard complying with the 2nd round of the Trophy Hassan II on Friday in Rabat, Morocco.
Australia’s Mark Hensby (67) and also England’s Paul Broadhurst (70) were 3 strokes back at 6-under.
Ames’ rounded complied with an opening-day 67 to stand at 9-under in the 54-hole competition. In Round 2, he bogeyedNo 2, after that birdied 4 of the following 10 openings. He went down a stroke atNo 14 however reclaimed it with a birdie atNo 17.
Despite the bogey at the par-3 14th opening, Ames usually was urged by his day at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.
“Keeping it — I guess try to keep it out of the trouble, hitting the ball in the right spots where I need to, taking the two-putts when I can, and then sometimes when the numbers are correct, I hit a good tee shot, a good second shot or tee shot in there and I make birdie,” the 58-year-old Canadian stated, examining his initial 2 rounds.
“My only hiccup today was the par 3. I three-putted, but other than that, I was very happy with my day. It was a very long and tedious day, five hours and 10 minutes, so that was basically more of a game of patience than anything else today.”
He has one success on the Champions Tour after holding at the very least a share of the lead after the 2nd round, winning at the 2017 Mitsubishi Electric Classic.
He led after Rounds 1 and also 2 at the 2020 Morocco Champions occasion in Marrakesh however completed in 2nd area.
Five shots back at 4-under and also in 4th area are Sweden’s Robert Karlsson (73) and also safeguarding champ Brett Quigley (70 ).
Jeff Sluman fired a 73 and also is alone in 6th area at 3-under, complied with by the team of Paul Stankowski (70 ), Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie (74) and also Paul Lawrie (75) connected for 7th area at 1-under.
Those are the only gamers under the same level on the par 73, 7,166-yard program, which gamers stated has actually been difficult to browse.
Hensby stated he had not been certain simply what to debt for his 67, which was the reduced roundon Friday He blended an eagle on the par-4No 17 with 5 birdies and also a bogey.
“I don’t know, I just obviously got a good run going towards the end,” he stated. “I hit a really good shot on 17 and made the putt; I think I made a really good putt on 15. So it’s a grind. Every hole you’ve got to really hit it in the right spots and you never know what’s going to happen out there, that’s for sure.”
Hensby, 51, is seeking his initial Champions Tour win in 11 beginnings.
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