Ames misses cut at Greenbrier Classic
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Trinidad and Tobago's Stephen Ames made a surprise exit from Greenbrier Classic on Friday, after he produced a poor second round in the US$6.1 million tournament.
Ames could only manage a two-over 72 in the second round, eroding the gains made in the first round when he carded a 68. With the cut set at one-under, Ames finished even-par overall to bow out.
It was the ninth time this season he has failed to stay around for the weekend rounds and the fifth time in his last six outings.
Ames started poorly at the Old White TPC, bogeying two of the first three holes. On the 449-yard par-4 first, he found the rough to the right of the fairway off the tee and then missed a 15-foot putt to save par.
On the par-3 third, he picked out the left green-side bunker with an errant tee shot and then missed a long putt for par.
He made the turn at two-over but found no reprieve on the back nine.
Another bogey on the 15th condemned him to three-over and he was out of the tournament despite picking up a shot on the 17th.
Ames is preparing for the British Open at Royal Lytham St. Anne from July 19-22.