Stephen Ames Wins at The Children's Miracle Network Classic

Stephen Ames, 43, was winless this season until The Children's Miracle Network Classic made his dreams come true at Disney.

He finished the tournament with a 17-under 271. It was the highest winning score since Tiger Woods posted the same score in 1999. He chose the event as his season's final event because his swing coach lives in Orlando and figured they could work on his game.

You might remember Ames because he was tied for the lead on the final day at Oakmont, site of this year's US Open.

Ames grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Calgary, Canada 13 years ago. He is now a Canadian citizen. In post round interviews, he said he was thinking of going to Maui for Christmas to escape the Candaian cold. "Now, I have a reason," he said. He was referring to Kapalua a winners-only tournament -- the Mercedes Benz Championship -- that starts the 2008 seasons.

Scott Verplank finished second in the event.

Kevin Stadler, tied for 15th, but moved into the top 125 golfers and gets to keep his card.

1 Response to "Stephen Ames Wins at The Children's Miracle Network Classic"

  1. It was a notable third PGA Tour win for Stephen Ames but he has proved to be largely an inconsistent player over the years. He is a middle of the road performer who failed to really build on his win at the prestigious The PLAYERS Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass in March 2006.

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