Actor Wagner leads Tahoe celebrity golf tourney
Friday, July 15, 2011
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- Self-described "pip-squeak" actor Jack Wagner made seven birdies Friday to jump out to the first-round lead at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.
Former NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick and ex-quarterback Chris Chandler were tied for second at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Others in the hunt included hockey's Mike Modano and Brett Hull, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and former pitcher Rick Rhoden, who has won the event a record eight times.
Five years ago, Wagner became the only non-professional athlete to win in the tournament's 22-year history. He had seven birdies and one bogey Friday for a total of 29 points in the modified Stableford scoring system. He shot a 4-under 68 in a regular format.