February 28, 2013
Stephen Ames a little off at Honda Classic
By TED WYMAN, QMI Agency

Calgary golfer Stephen Ames. (Reuters/Files)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. - Stephen Ames is not one to mince words when talking about his golf game.

"It was a horrible day but it's alright. Life goes on," Ames said Thursday after shooting a 3-over 73 in the first round of the Honda Classic at PGA National.

Ames, the 48-year-old Calgary resident, had two double-bogeys, including one on his first hole (the 10th) and another on his 13th hole (the 4th). He also had four birdies and three bogeys.

"I played well other than the two double-bogeys," Ames said. "I had some shots I didn't like, but overall it wasn't as bad as the score really showed it to be."

While Graham DeLaet, of Weyburn, Sask., had one of the best rounds of his pro career in the cool, windy conditions Thursday morning, shooting a 5-under 65 to grab a share of the clubhouse lead, Ames found the weather decidedly off-putting.



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