Hockey great Roenick leads celebrity golf event
by The Associated Press
July 20, 2014 04:01 AM | 1516 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick shot a second-round 69 to take the lead after 36 holes, while former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam and Chad Pfeifer, who lost his left leg above the knee serving in Iraq, were among several in contention in the American Century Championship tournament Saturday.

Roenick had a two-day total of 48 points in the modified Stableford scoring system, with Pfeifer second at 44 and former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien next at 43 at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Sorenstam had 42 points and is tied for fourth with the 2011 champion, actor Jack Wagner.

Roenick is hoping to break through after a third-place finish in 2011 and fifth in ’09.

Pfeifer, who was hurt by an IED explosion while on patrol in Iraq in 2007, is the sentimental favorite of the large galleries at the 25th anniversary event.

Roenick, Rypien and Pfeifer are in the final group today. The second-to-last group will have Sorenstam, Wagner and Trent Dilfer, who is in sixth place with 41 points.

The tournament’s scoring system awards 10 points for a double eagle, six for an eagle, three for a birdie, one for a par, zero for a bogey and minus-2 for double bogey or worse.

Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and U.S. women’s hockey player Hilary Knight are at the bottom with minus-66 points, 30 points below the next player, comedian Larry the Cable Guy.

Marathon Classic: South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace, seeking a breakthrough win in the U.S., shot a 3-under 68 to grab a share of the lead with Laura Diaz in the LPGA Tour event.

Pace, an eight-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, bounced back from bogeys at holes 11 and 12 to join Diaz at 11-under 202.

Diaz, the leader after each of the first two rounds, nearly holed her drive on the short par-4 ninth before settling for an eagle. But she left a 7-foot birdie putt short on the 18th to finish with a 71.
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