Stephen Ames remains in contention at the 2021 United States Senior Open

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Stephen Ames of Vancouver, British Columbia is still in contention at the 2021 United States Senior Open at the Omaha Country Club in Nebraska. Ames entered round two as the co-leader with Billy Andrade of Bristol, Rhode Island at -5, however a second round score of three-over-par 73 has now put him in second place, at -2, and two shots back of 2003 United States Open champion Jim Furyk of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

There are only three players under-par. Furyk is at -4, Ames is at -2, and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain is at -1. In the second round, Ames had five bogeys and two birdies. He bogeyed the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, and 14th holes, and birdied the third and 18th holes.

Ames, who is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, moved to Canada in 1991, but had a late start to his PGA career due to difficulties with his visa. In Ames’s career on the PGA Tour, he had six top-10 finishes at major championships. His best result was a fifth place finish at the 1997 British Open, an event won by Justin Leonard of the United States. The 2021 British Open will start Thursday from Sandwich, England. Three Canadians have already qualified at Royal St. George’s. They are Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario, and Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton, Ontario.

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