Larouche Captures Lemieux Celebrity Event


PRESTO, Pa. -- Pierre Larouche, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadians, collected 22 points on Sunday to win the Mellon Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational. Larouche ended the event with 46 points at The Club at Nevillewood in the Modified Stableford scoring system.
Players earned eight points for double eagles, five points for an eagle, three points for a birdie, one point for pars, no points for bogies and minus-two points for double-bogies or worse.
Larouche collected $40,000 for his fourth win on the Celebrity Tour. Former NFL quarterback Steve Bartkowski rallied for 24 points on Sunday to take second place with 38 points.
Rick Rhoden, the 1999, 2001 and 2003 winner, took third place with 37 points. Former Pittsburgh Pirate Andy Van Slyke ended in a tie for fourth with 36 points. He was joined by former major league baseball pitcher Rollie Fingers and tennis great Ivan Lendl.
NFL quarterback Chris Chandler took seventh place with 36 points. Another quarterback, Billy Joe Tolliver, joined former NBA All-Star Jack Marin, NHL All-Star center Bernie Nicholls and former major league pitcher Shane Rawley one point further back with 35.
Actor Jack Wagner ended behind that group with 34 points, while NHL Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr finished with 33. Fuhr returned to the Celebrity Tour after narrowly missing out on gaining playing privileges on the Canadian Tour.
He signed an incorrect scorecard and was disqualified after the final round of the Spring Qualifying School after posting an incorrect score. His total would have earned him a non-exempt card for the 2004 season.