Stephen Ames leads by one shot at Boeing Classic
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Seeking his fourth win of the season, Stephen Ames carded 67 for the second consecutive day to take a one-shot lead into the final round.
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez and reigning PGA TOUR Champions Player of the Year Steven Alker sit one stroke behind Ames.
Stephen Ames, 67-67 – 134 (-10)
The 59-year-old seeks his sixth win on PGA TOUR Champions (188th start)
Seeks his fourth win of the 2023 season (14th start)
- Won the Trophy Hassan II (Feb. 9-11), Mitsubishi Electric Classic (May 5-7) and Principal Charity Classic (June 2-4)
- Would become the second four-time winner this season on the Champions Tour with Steve Stricker (5)
This is his ninth time leading/co-leading entering the final round on PGA TOUR Champions
- Is 4-for-8 converting those into victories
- Has converted each of his last three attempts
Will play in the last group of the final round for the fourth time this season
- Is 3-for-3 converting those into victories
Entered the week ranked No. 7 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings
Making his eighth appearance at the Boeing Classic, his best finish is T3 (2022)
Reigning Charles Schwab Cup winner Steven Alker sits T2 at 9-under. After playing his first six holes in 1-over on Saturday, Alker played his final 12 holes in 7-under.
- The 52-year-old seeks his seventh win on PGA TOUR Champions (45th start)
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez sits T2 at 9-under after carding bogey-free 67.
- The 59-year-old seeks his 14th win on PGA TOUR Champions (153rd start)
Rookie Tim O’Neal posted 6-under 66 to move from T18 to T4 on the leaderboard.
- The 51-year-old seeks his first win on PGA TOUR Champions (17th start)
First-round co-leader Kevin Sutherland sits T4 at 8-under.
- The 59-year-old seeks his sixth win on PGA TOUR Champions (183rd start)
Two-time Boeing Classic champion (2010, 2016) Bernhard Langer sits T10 at 5-under, along with Boeing ambassador and fellow Hall of Famer Ernie Els.
World Golf Hall of Fame member and Seattle native Fred Couples sits T13 at 4-under.
First-round co-leader Woody Austin shot 75 and sits T17 at 3-under.
Making his debut on PGA TOUR Champions, Boo Weekley carded 1-over 73 and sits T57.
Notah Begay III carded the round of the day with 7-under 65 to move from T44 to T7 on the leaderboard.
World Golf Hall of Fame member Davis Love III (illness) withdrew before the start of the second round.