Pair Share Celebrity Lead


Dan Quinn and Billy Joe Tolliver each collected 25 points on Friday to share the lead after the first round of the American Century Championship.
Former tennis great Ivan Lendl joins defending champion Rick Rhoden in a tie for third place with 23 points. Former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien is just behind that duo with 22 points at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The tournament is using the Stableford scoring system which awards 10 points for a double-eagle, eight for a hole-in-one, six for an eagle, three for a birdie, one for a par, zero points for a bogey and minus-two points for a double bogey or worse.
'You look at what you think may or may not be a winning score, but I shot 2- under,' said Quinn the winner at the 2002 Las Vegas Celebrity Classic and the 2002 American Century Celebrity Golf Classic. 'I chipped in on 15 and I hit a horrible shot, got lucky, so it is what it is. Today's Friday, hopefully we get better every day.'
Tolliver, an 11-year veteran of the NFL, won the 1996 Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf Championship and teamed with John Congemi to claim the 2002 Mohegan Sun Team Championship.
'It's just one round so far. The greens are in as good of shape as they have been since we've been coming here, and you know you've just got to knock the putts down, that's just the way it is,' Tolliver said. 'You make enough birdies, don't have many bogeys, have no doubles, you've got to like your chances.'
Another former NFL signal caller, Neil Lomax, collected 21 points to take sixth place with former Washington Redskin quarterback and current television analyst, Joe Theisman, one point behind him.
A pair of quarterbacks - Steve Bartkowski and Chris Chandler - are joined by former NFL kicker Al Del Greco with 19 points. A trio of former NFL players - Brian Kinchen, Dick Anderson and Sterling Sharpe - share 11th place with 18 points.
John Elway, who hosted his celebrity tournament last week, is joined by Jim McMahon and Philadelphia Flyer Jeremy Roenick at 17 points.