Tony Romo increases lead to 9 points in celebrity golf event

Defending champion Tony Romo increased his lead to nine points Saturday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned NFL analyst shot his second straight 2-under 70 and scored 25 points for a total of 51 in the celebrity tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system. He has played in two PGA Tour events this year.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry eagled the par-5 18th hole for the second straight day to get to 30 points, three behind father Dell Curry, who was in 10th place.

Former major league pitcher Derek Lowe and former tennis pro Mardy Fish were tied for second at 42. Actor Jack Wagner was fourth at 38. Former A’s pitcher Mark Mulder, the winner from 2015-17, followed at 37.

John Smoltz, the Hall of Fame pitcher who played in three PGA Tour Champions events this spring, had 34 points.

PGA Tour: Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry shared the third-round lead at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.

Winless on the PGA Tour, Tringale shot a 6-under 65 to match Landy at 16-under 197. Landry had a 67. He won the Valero Texas Open last year for his lone tour title.

Bill Haas, the 2011 FedEx Cup champion, and Adam Schenk were a stroke back. Haas shot a 64, tying the best round of the day. Schenk had a 66.

LPGA Tour: Sei Young Kim shot a 5-under 66 at the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, to take a one-stroke lead at 16-under 197 over Lexi Thompson.

South Korea’s Kim won the LPGA Mediheal Championship in May at Lake Merced for her eighth tour title. Thompson eagled the par-5 18th for a 65. She won the ShopRite LPGA Classic last month in New Jersey for her 11th tour title.

U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 was third at 12 under after a 69.

PGA Tour Champions: Scott Parel took advantage of Retief Goosen’s problems to take the third-round lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the fourth of the tour’s five majors, in Akron, Ohio.

Seven strokes behind Goosen at the start of the day, Parel birdied two of the last three holes — holing a 30-footer on the par-4 18th — for 3-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Goosen (75) at Firestone Country Club at 5-under 205.

European Tour: Bernd Wiesberger will take a two-shot lead into the last round of the Scottish Open in North Berwick after carding 6-under 65. At 20 under after three rounds, Wiesberger posted the lowest-ever 54-hole total at the event, and the lowest of his career.

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