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Stephen Ames wins weather-shortened Chubb Basic

tephen Ames of Canada plays his shot from the bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Chubb Classic at Tiburon Golf Club on February 17, 2024 in Naples, Florida.

Stephen Ames has received 5 occasions within the final yr on the PGA Tour Champions.

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It seems the climate chaos of the previous couple of weeks isn’t restricted to the PGA Tour’s west coast swing. The ultimate spherical of the 2024 Chubb Basic at Tiburon Golf Membership in Naples, Fla., was set to be shortened to 9 holes on Sunday because of anticipated storms, however the spherical was later canceled outright, making Stephen Ames the champion after 36 holes. Simply two weeks in the past, Wyndham Clark received the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am on the PGA Tour when the ultimate spherical was canceled because of climate.

The victory in Naples marks the seventh of Ames’ PGA Tour Champions profession — and his fifth within the final yr.

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Ames launched himself to the highest of the leaderboard after firing a second-round 64 (-8) that included 9 birdies and one bogey to convey him to 13 underneath par via 36 holes, giving him a three-shot lead over his closest competitor, Rocco Mediate.

“General I hit the ball extraordinarily good. I beloved how I hit it,” Ames mentioned on Saturday. “Placing was extraordinarily good, however it was one thing that truly saved my spherical.”

Mediate birdied his 18th gap on Saturday to finish up ending solo second, his greatest PGA Tour Champions end since his win on the 2019 Sanford Worldwide.

This week, the PGA Tour Champions heads to Morocco for the Trophy Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, which shall be performed February 22-24. Ames is the defending champion. Editor

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