Ames misses cut at Torrey Pines
Trinidad and Tobago's Stephen Ames had his bright start to the 2013 PGA Tour season abruptly curtailed when he missed the cut at the US$6.1 million Farmers Insurance, on Friday.
The 48-year-old carded a two-under 70 in Thursday's opening round but slumped badly in the second round on Friday to stumble to a hugely disappointing 77, finishing at three-over 147 with the cut set at one-under.
The cut also claimed 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina who finished two-over 146 and three-time World Golf Championships winner, Australian Geoff Ogilvy who struggled to six-over overall.
Former World number one Tiger Woods carved out a superb 65 to storm to 11-under and take a two-shot lead heading into yesterday's third round at Torrey Pines. (See Page 51)
Following an encouraging first round, Ames would have had high hopes of surviving the cut for the third straight tournament but instead capitulated spectacularly.
Playing on the difficult South Course, Ames was in trouble from early with bogeys on the second and fifth, both par-fours.
He slumped even further when he double-bogeyed the seventh to make the turn at four-over and leave himself with a tall order to stay around for the weekend rounds.
There was a glimmer of hope when he picked up a shot on the par-five 13th but bogeys on the 15th and 17th killed off his chances.
Ames finished 37th at the Humana Challenge last week and 20th at the Sony Open a fortnight ago. —CMC