Defending champion Tony Romo birdied six of his final 11 holes to take the first-round lead Friday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The NFL analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback shot a 2-under 70 and scored 26 points in the celebrity tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system.
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was two points back, and former major-league pitcher Derek Lowe was another point behind. Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz was fourth at 22, and actor Jack Wagner, a two-time winner of the event, had 21.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry was tied for 12th with 15 points after a 77, while Curry’s father, Dell Curry, was tied for sixth with 20 points after a 73.
PGA Tour: Jhonattan Vegas shot a 9-under 62 in the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill., to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend.
Vegas, the three-time PGA Tour winner from Venezuela, had a 13-under 129 total at TPC Deere Run. Andrew Landry was second after his second 65.
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Lucas Glover had an albatross on the par-5 10th in a 64 that got him to 11 under. He holed out from 254 yards after a 318-yard drive.
Harold Varner III (65), Russell Henley (68), Daniel Berger (66), Cameron Tringale (66) and Adam Schenk (65) were at 10 under.
LPGA Tour: Sei Young Kim shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 in the Marathon Classic at Sylvania, Ohio.
Kim, the South Korean who picked up her eighth tour title at Lake Merced in May at the LPGA Mediheal Championship, was at 11-under 131.
Yealimi Noh, the 17-year-old from Concord who tied for sixth last week in Wisconsin in her LPGA Tour debut, missed the cut with rounds of 73 and 72. She played on a sponsor exemption after Monday qualifying last week.
PGA Tour Champions: Two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen shot an 8-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the fourth of the tour’s five major tournaments.
Steve Stricker, the first-round leader after a 64 that he completed with a birdie in the morning, had a 70 to drop into a tie for second with Brandt Jobe.
European Tour: Bernd Wiesberger carded a 10-under 61 at the Scottish Open in North Berwick to move into a three-way tie for the lead after the second round.
Wiesberger, Lee Slattery (64) and Erik van Rooyen (64) were at 14 under.
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