Del Greco Wins Celebrity Event in Playoff


Former NFL kicker Al Del Greco made the play in overtime on Sunday, parring the second playoff hole and beating former hockey player Dan Quinn and quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver to capture the Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational on the Celebrity Players Tour.
Del Greco posted a final-round 70, while Quinn shot a 71 and Tolliver 3-under 68 on Sunday. The group ended regulation tied at 3-under-par 141, one shot better than Pierre Larouche.
The trio all parred the first playoff hole but it was Del Greco's par at the second playoff hole that won him the $30,000 first-place check.
'I have really been working on my game in preparation for the year,' said Del Greco, who was a Monday qualifier in a Buy.Com Tour event two years ago. 'I have now concluded that my days as a kicker in the NFL are over and I will just concentrate on golf and see what I can do. I plan to play a lot this year and I will try to qualify for some other professional events.'
Marino, the tournament host who was tied for the lead after Saturday's opening round, struggled to a 6-over 78 on Sunday and tied for ninth at 4-over-par.
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